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Fox Possibly Not Eyeing ‘Spectacular Now’ Star For ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

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UPDATE: Director Josh Trank took to Twitter to write, “the casting rumor floating around today isn’t true…. the end.”

Fox seems to be aiming for a younger cast for director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, as TheWrap passes along a rumor that Miles Teller, the 26-year-old star of Project X and Spectacular Now is up for the role of Reed Richards.

The website reiterates that this is a rumor, noting that the film doesn’t officially have a casting director yet. Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station, Chronicle) and Allison Williams (Girls) have also been mentioned as playing Human Torch and Invisible Woman. They are 26 and 25, respectively.

The film, which is expected to start shooting in Louisiana in September, opens March 6, 2015.


  • Gpack3

    I was hoping they were going to announce Shaeleigh Woodley as Sue Storm. :(

  • brownbear34

    he seems a bit young for the role but I like the thinking in making the ff a much younger group in general.

  • demoncat_4

    wonder if they are making the ff younger then they are normaly. wonder if this means dr, doom should he also be in the film will be young too? for fox better get things going soon or could wind up running out of time and the rights back to disney

  • mel

    The ultimate version of FF are pretty young. Guess that’s what they are basing it on.

  • Johnny Z

    At least he’s not black

  • Drew_Melbourne

    The director tweeted (@josh_trank) on August 2nd that this rumor is false.