Casting Rumors Hit for Fox's Fantastic Four Franchise Reboot
Though plans fell through for the stunning Alice Eve to take on the role of Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, Fox is still chomping at the bits to get her into a skin tight superhero suit. According to Comic Book Movie (whose scoops can be hit or miss), Fox is looking at Eve to play Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman, in their reboot of Fantastic Four. The same place also mentioned Amber Heard (Pineapple Express) as a candidate for the same role. In addition, ScreenRant says Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are among names being considered for Mr. Fantastic himself, Reed Richards. This might actually turn out okay!
On a side note, in a likely attempt to draw some attention away from the fact that this is a reboot, Fox may have dropped the working title Fantastic Four Reborn, but it's not for sure yet. The caliber of actors seems to be a lot better this time, but I can't discredit the original cast too much since they did the best with the script they had (except for Jessica Alba; she was awful). Brody would bring a great amount of credibility to the franchise, and even though anyone would be better than Alba (she's just eye candy) at least Heard and Eve have some genuine talent on top of their looks. Rhys Meyers seems like a decent enough candidate, but his attempts at an American accent have always bothered me for some reason (with exception to the Elvis miniseries). If he was just a bit younger, he'd be a perfect choice for Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch.
But for now, these are strictly rumors and there's probably a lot more than just these names in the running anyway. It sounds like Eve is going to get herself into a Marvel movie sooner or later. On top of her X-Men link, at one time she was on the shortlist to play Captain America's love interest Peggy Carter. Apparently, Comic Book Movie says she's even being sought to play a villainous role in The Avengers. The character is apparently best known from the Thor comic book series, which leads me to believe that the role in question would be that of Enchantress, one of Thor's most notable nemeses. But I guess we'll have to wait patiently to see if any of these casting rumors pan out. Who do you want to see in this Fantastic Four reboot?