For quite a while now Fox has been planning to reboot the Fantastic Four with Chronicle helmer Josh Trank at the helm. However it’s only now that they’re starting to think about casting, and if TheWrap is to be believed, Miles Teller is one of the actors in-contention for the role of Mr. Fantastic, aka Reed Richards.
Previous rumours have suggested Michael B. Jordan is being considered for Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, and Girls’ Allison Williams may end up as Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman. However there’s been no confirmation on any of these names.
While 26-year-old Footloose and 21 & Over actor Miles Teller may seem young compared to many people’s idea of Reed Richards as a slightly older man, in the comics he was indeed in his mid-20s when he, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm went on a scientific mission into space that resulted in their ship getting hit by cosmic rays and each of them gaining superpowers.
At the moment it’s difficult to know whether any of these actors will end up in the movie. Indeed it’s not even clear when the movie might shoot, but it does seem we might find out who the main cast will be soon.