Variety is reporting that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) has been brought on to do a polish on the script, Fox is now preparing to test a select few young actors for the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic, as well as Johnny Storm. So who is up for Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic?
Sources tell Variety that Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell and Miles Teller are in line to get test offers to read for the role of Richards.
Meanwhile Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie are being tested for Susan Storm AKA Mrs. Fantastic.
Currently only Michael B. Jordan is the only actor being mentioned as a possibility to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, but that could change. “Chronicle” helmer Josh Trank is on board to direct, hoping to do for “Fantastic Four” what Fox recently did with the “X-Men” franchise — reinvigorate the series with a group of younger, rising stars and build the films around them.
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