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Old January 21 2014, 10:38 PM   #421
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From Variety:

It looks like Fox’s reboot of “The Fantastic Four” is getting closer to finalizing its cast. Sources tell Variety that Simon Kinberg has finished rewriting the script and that the studio plans to begin testing thesps for the roles of Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic) and Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman) by the end of the month.

Rumors have circulated that Miles Teller is in talks to play Richards after he said in an interview that a decision would be made shortly. Other actors expected to test for the part include “Game of Thrones’” Kit Harington and Richard Madden.

Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan are expected to test for Sue Storm. Michael B. Jordan is attached to play Johnny Storm, but he is expected to test with the actors to see which group has the best chemistry.
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Old January 21 2014, 11:20 PM   #422
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With Jordan as Johnny, I would've thought they'd be testing black actresses as Sue. I guess they're thinking one of them will be adopted.

They're casting surprisingly young for Reed and Sue. I'd prefer them to have more maturity. Ideally what I'd like to see is the modern version of the FF as the established "royal family" of superheroes, with Reed and Sue married and with Franklin and Valeria as their kids. I don't want another origin story. But I guess that's not likely to happen, since the FF are being added to the existing X-Men film universe, and there's been no evidence to date that they already exist there.
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Old January 22 2014, 12:11 AM   #423
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The one fear I had was that they would be happy with casting one black actor and have no desire for two even though they are brother and sister. That, combined with the young Reed Richards gives me some concern about the direction the movie will take.
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Old January 22 2014, 02:32 AM   #424
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I can't believe Reed Richards is gonna be younger than me. I'm not even thirty, yet, dammit.
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Old January 22 2014, 04:02 AM   #425
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Am I the only one who has an issue with Johnny being the same age as all of the choices to play Reed and several years older than one of the choices for Sue?

If done right, I suppose you could have a situation where Johnny is adopted, but to have Johnny adopted and also be the older sibling I think would take too much out of the characters. Once you get too far away from the characters you really don't have anything anymore. In my opinion at least.

I'd be more up for an African American Sue and an African American Johnny. Maybe Bianca Lawson as Sue, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny and then someone older like Patrick Wilson for Reed.
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Old January 22 2014, 04:33 AM   #426
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Step by step we move away from it actually being the Fantastic Four and it just becomes generic superhero team #4. Which gets a big "Whoop-de-doo!" from me.

Maybe Ben should get turned into steel this time instead. It's tougher than rock, right? Cools!
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Old January 22 2014, 04:35 AM   #427
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^This.
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Old January 22 2014, 04:58 AM   #428
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Kai "the spy" wrote: View Post
I can't believe Reed Richards is gonna be younger than me. I'm not even thirty, yet, dammit.
Just be happy you're under 30, you ungrateful bastard!
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Old January 22 2014, 05:29 AM   #429
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Yeah, having Reed and Sue so young is pretty surprising. I had always thought of Reed as someone who was already a fairly well established and successful scientist before they got their powers, and while it possible for someone young to be successful as a scientist, it would be more believable with someone older.
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Old January 22 2014, 06:28 AM   #430
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I'll watch this movie with a black Johnny Storm (Sue's brother) when they cast the next biopic about Malcolm X with a white guy playing him.
This is not prejudice, it's that I grew up with white Storm family and a black Malcolm X. Why all this. PC shit?
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Old January 22 2014, 06:30 AM   #431
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They were pretty young in Ultimate Fantastic Four.
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Old January 22 2014, 02:15 PM   #432
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I'll watch this movie with a black Johnny Storm (Sue's brother) when they cast the next biopic about Malcolm X with a white guy playing him.
This is not prejudice, it's that I grew up with white Storm family and a black Malcolm X. Why all this. PC shit?
I had no idea Johnny Storm was a real person.
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Old January 22 2014, 02:35 PM   #433
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As usual the casting has nothing to do with story or history and everything to do with getting the most butts in the seats. Perhaps Sue could be Chinese and Reed Hispanic ensuring we get those world markets covered as well.
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Old January 22 2014, 03:04 PM   #434
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Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
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I'll watch this movie with a black Johnny Storm (Sue's brother) when they cast the next biopic about Malcolm X with a white guy playing him.
This is not prejudice, it's that I grew up with white Storm family and a black Malcolm X. Why all this. PC shit?
I had no idea Johnny Storm was a real person.
I wasn't aware historical bio pics were accurate.
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Old January 22 2014, 03:32 PM   #435
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I think it's likely that they'll drop the sibling angle altogether, FWIW.
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