I am just as excited about finally getting a new Fantastic Four movie as I am about the new X-Men mega-pic. Sorry Rise of The Silver Surfer, but you hurt my nerd feelings. Which is why I almost blew a gasket when Variety reported the actors linked and testing for the new Fantastic Four movie. I understand the fickle nature of the ‘biz, but these names inspire hope in mine own nerd kingdom.
Variety reports that Kit Harrington, Jack O’Connell, Miles Teller, Saoirse Ronan,Kate Mara, Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan are getting ready to try and fit in with the fabled foursome. That is a load of young talent. Apparently, Michael B. Jordan is the only name being talked about for the Human Torch (for now), while Harrington, Teller and O’Connell are ready to read for the part of Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic himself. Kit is one of the many talented actors on HBO’s Game of Thrones; he plays Jon Snow. So young Lord Snow certainly has the chops to tackle the Stretchy Guy. Miles I am not so sure about. Teller is most famous for the movies Project X and 21 and Over; I do not know that he can bring the drama to the part. Jack is a relative newcomer; an English actor who will be appearing in the new 300 sequel. I do not know enough to form an opinion, but here it goes anyways – this guy might be perfect (or maybe that is just my inner anglophile shining through). Its a mixed list but it has a lot of potential. I can’t wait to see how it plays out.
And I have not forgotten about the women; how could you? Ronan, Mara and Robbie are looking to win the Sue Storm sweepstakes. Any one of these lovely ladies would be wonderful, but I am holding out hope for the young Miss Saoirse, she of Atonement and Hanna fame. Mara has already had a spot in Iron 2 (as a Marshall) and I do not think she could pull off the blonde look (oh, God – I hope they keep Sue Storm blonde). Margot is an Australian actress who absolutely smolders. She played in Vigilante and I.C.U. I would not be disappointed if she beat out my favorite Irish girl, Saoirse.
None of this is cast in stone (did you see what I did there?) and I am sure many changes will occur. I know who I am picking for my Fantastic Four as of now though….do you?