Last summer, Michael B. Jordan was in talks to star as the Human Torch in the reboot of The Fantastic Four, but yesterday, Fox made it official, as Deadline has reported the cast for the film based on the Marvel comic.
While the contract deals are not completely finished yet, the cast is expected to include Sundance star Miles Teller as Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and Jamie Bell (Jumper) as Ben Grimm/The Thing. The villains for this reboot have not been announced.
Chronicle’s Josh Trank announced well over a year ago that he would be taking the director’s seat for the The Fantastic Four and Seth Grahame-Smith was also hired to clean up the script with X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Simon Kinberg in hopes to please comic book fans.
The Fantastic Four
is currently set to release on June 19, 2015.