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‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Reportedly Tests Miles Teller, Kate Mara & Emmy Rossum

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Miles Teller

Despite director Josh Trank’s earlier denial, Spectacular Now star Miles Teller appears to still be in the mix to play Reed Richards in Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot.

Citing “multiple insiders,” Heat Vision reports the 26-year-old actor tested for the role on Tuesday, while Kate Mara (The Open Road, American Horror Story) and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) tried out for the part of Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. A new name to emerge is Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction, Magic City), who is thought to have tested for Ben Grimm.

Trank’s Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan, long rumored to play Johnny Storm, is believed to be the only actor attached to the project so far.

According to Heat Vision, earlier reports that Saoirse Ronan and Elizabeth Olsen were testing to play Sue Storm “proved incorrect,” apparently due to changing schedules and interests. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, previously rumored to be testing for Reed Richards, instead signed on to the period drama Testament of Youth.

The report of the screen tests arrives soon after Fox demanded that many entertainment sites, including Spinoff Online, remove a purported plot synopsis that Trank had dismissed as false. “These purported plot details provide important qualitative details about character, plot, setting and mood, thereby violating Fox’s rights in the copyrights to the screenplay of the Fox Property,” stated the email from the studio’s legal department. “Further, the disclosure of purported plot details is harmful to Fox and to the filmmakers hard at work on the project.”

The Fantastic Four reboot hits theaters on June 19, 2015.


  • Hudson Faber

    Christian Cooke has the look you’d expect from Ben Grimm before his transformation–the handsome, blue-eyed jock look. That’s good. Based on the rumors we’ve gotten so far, I’d like to see these actors in the roles:

  • PietroMaximoff

    i say it again, black Johnny makes no sense

  • Hudson Faber

    Miles Teller Reed makes no sense. Black Johnny is fine.

  • Mike

    I have not problem with a black Johnny Storm, but if Johnny is black, wouldn’t they be looking at black actresses for Sue? Unless they are really changing things.

  • Hudson Faber

    It’s not hard to imagine one of the Storm siblings being adopted at birth. It happens all the time.

  • lewis4510

    If the plot synopsis is false, then why threaten people? If it were false just dismiss it as such and move on. Which makes me think it’s probably true.

  • Charles Olafare

    Wealthy and successful surgeon Franklin Storm adopts black child at birth or a very young age. Said child, along with his adopted sister, grows up to be a superhero.

  • KCFan21

    Just in…the movie has been renamed to The Fantastic 4yr Old’s.

  • Tommy

    Or one of his parents is an African-American.

  • lewis4510

    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that that Fox is looking to cast a big name for Doom even if it means, get this….switching his gender.

  • the truth

    Is it too much to ask that if Johnny Storm gets an Ethnicity change, that Susan should get an Ethnicity Change?

    No not to Fox, Not after the last 2 failed FF, they need to do something crazy, something to stir the pot, cause they dont have 30+ years of source material to use.

    This new Fantastic Four will be called
    “The Politically Correct Four”
    It will have a Black Johnny Storm
    A white Susan Storm
    a Female Doctor Doom
    and Reed Richards and the Thing will be Gay lovers

  • the Dagman

    Learn the lessons of the past Fox. Stick closer to the original source material and you’ll make a better movie and make more money.

  • Tommy Rankin

    Whatever, Fuck it I no longer care about any comic book movie made by Fox. It’s just time to admit that they don’t get it. They use well established franchises but then change everything because they don’t realize that by changing everything the whole point of using that franchise is thrown out the window. As long as Fox is making FF and X-Men movies I’m not expecting them to have anything resembling those two franchises.

  • RussBurlingame

    Ignore this guy. He’s a racist who was trolling another site the other day.