Reg E. Cathey is Sue & Johnny Storm's Dad in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot
by Ethan Anderton
May 8, 2014
Ever since Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara were cast as the superhero brother and sister of Johnny and Sue Storm (aka The Human Torch and The Invisible Woman) alongside Jamie Bell as The Thing and Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic., we've known that the family dynamic in Fantastic Four was going to be a little different than what we've seen before. Now we know who the father of these two siblings will be as THR reports Reg E. Cathey, best known for starring in the HBO series "The Wire," will be playing Dr. Storm, a scientist and father to Johnny and Sue. That likely means Kate Mara will be an adopted sister or a step-sister since genetics and her appearance makes it unlikely she's an actual blood relative of Dr. Storm.
There's been some senseless dissension about having Sue and Johnny Storm each be a different race, mostly because people are ignorant and clamoring for some kind of correlation to the comic books that doesn't actually matter beyond a surface-level presence and doesn't change anything important in the story. We're interested to see how the more hardcore fans react to this news, and by interested we mean we're ready to cringe at the blatant racial insensitivity that will inevitably come from this angle. Funnily enough, Cathey has also appeared on "House of Cards," which also starred Mara. So there you go.