Casting rumors for "Fantastic Four" are rivaling the amount coming out for "Star Wars: Episode VII". Now we have a new one to add to the mix for the superhero reboot. Actress Emmy Rossum, who has been starring in the promiscuous and fun HBO series "Shameless", has reportedly tested for the role of Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman.
We heard a ways back that Kate Mara from Netflix's "House of Cards" was also being brought in to test for the role. Apparently both Rossum and Mara screen tested for the part this past Tuesday.
We knew Miles Teller's name was also in consideration for the part of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic. Meanwhile, Christian Cook is said to have tested for Ben Grimm, the strong rocky-fellow who was played by Michael Chiklis in the original films.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Michael B. Jordan is the only official lock on the production, playing the role of Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. He and Trank of course worked together on the surprise hit "Chronicle".
The filmmakers and studio heads involved seem to be taking a very different approach from the comics. A lot of fans are not pleased with how young they are looking to cast and how they are taking certain liberties with race and such, which strays away from the original content. Trank's last film was very solid though, so I personally still have faith in this production despite the rocky beginning. If they lock talent, regardless of age, it could still be fantastic in the end, if done right. But perhaps, I'm just an eternal optimist at heart.
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