The New Fantastic Four Movie Starts Filming This Summer

With the news that a filming for the new (rebooted) FANTASTIC FOUR movie was going to be starting this summer it got me to hoping that new director Josh Trank (CHRONICLE) will be able to eliminate the bad memories of those tragic two movies that starred Jessica Alba and The Commish. And considering that piss poor casting was responsible for 75% of what was wrong with the previous FF movies (bad scripts, direction and visual effects made up the other 25%) getting the right actors for the roles is going to be a big deal. Which led to this wishful casting post.

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic – David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO)
The right actor for Mr. Fantastic needs to be able to convincingly pull off being a scientific genius with poor social skills but also able to be heroic and make audiences believe that woman like Sue Storm would fall head over heels in love with him. Tennant has all the experience playing quirky geniuses from is time on DOCTOR WHO while also having the acting chops to embody all the other facets of the character.

Sue Storm/Invisible Woman – Amber Heard (THE PLAYBOY CLUB)
Sue Storm should be beautiful, smart, caring, and capable of kicking butt. Jessica Alba fit a couple of those criteria but she came off very blah in the role. Amber Heard on the other hand would be able to pull off all the different aspects of the character while also not appearing as if she were being forced to act at gunpoint like her predecessor.

Johnny Storm/Human Torch – Alex Pettyfer (MAGIC MIKE)
Chris Evans was the only positive in the previous FF movies and he played Johhny Storm perfectly. Alas he is now Captain America so the odds of him reprising this role are nonexistent. So what is needed in a recast is a guy who looks like the type of dude that women swoon over and is a bit of a douchebag because he realizes that he is the type of guy that women swoon over. I think Pettyfer can do that perfectly well.

Ben Grimm/Thing – Terry Crews (THE EXPENDABLES)
Ben Grimm is a rough and tumble ex-football player turned Air Force test pilot. While the majority of the time the actor will only be heard and not seen since I have heard that The Thing will be a CGI creation like The Hulk was in the THE AVENGERS movie, there will be some scenes of the human Grimm at the beginning of the film. I think Crews could pull off the streetwise athlete/military man who is also best friends with a major nerd like Reed Richards.

Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom – Javier Bardem (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN)
Making Doom a petty Eurotrash twat was an unforgivable sin of the previous films so I would hope that the reboot sticks closer to the source material and makes Doom the complicated evil genius that he should be. Bardem has the gravitas and range to make the comic book version of Doom spring to life on the big screen.


  1. Tim The Film Guy · April 25, 2013

    Some interesting choices 😀


    • Derek · April 28, 2013

      Yeah…I wanted to stay away from some of the more obvious choices I have seen in other places online.


      • Tim The Film Guy · April 28, 2013

        It’s coming out next year and I know nothing about it! Very strange 😀


      • Derek · April 28, 2013

        I forgot that they were even rebooting it till I stumbled across an article about filming starting this summer. I don’t know if all the secrecy is an omen of bad tidings or not.


      • Tim The Film Guy · April 28, 2013

        Oh wait its not coming out till 2015 now, that’s why I know nothing about it 😀


  2. kluu · June 4, 2013

    Amber Heard looks good for the part of Sue but I think the perfect Sue Storm would be Alice Eve.
    I like the other choices and have for a long time thought that Ben should be a black guy. It fits his in comic background well.


    • Derek · June 4, 2013

      Alice Eve was on my short list for the role of Sue Storm…she would be good in the role.
      Hopefully some concrete news about the cast for the film will be forthcoming since last I read they are still shooting for a 2015 release. So far all I have heard is rumors about Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (which I think s a good bit of casting) and Allison Williams as Sue(which I think would be ghastly).


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