Fantastic Four Reboot Reveals Idiotic Casting
After a final rewrite to the script and a long casting process, Fox looks to have assembled the team for its “Fantastic Four” reboot.
Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell will join Michael B. Jordan in the latest installment in the comicbook franchise.
Mara recently closed a deal to play play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. While no offer is out yet, Bell is expected to be tapped to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Teller has an offer to play Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, but deal points are a little further away from being completed.
Teller and Mara have been on Fox’s radar since they were expected to test in November — events that were pushed when Simon Kinberg came on for the last polish on the script.
Bell came into the mix after Fox resumed screen tests.
But here's were it gets really weird - Jordan has been attached for some time to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Last time I checked, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm are siblings. Can someone please explain what they were thinking? You would have thought after the previous Fantastic Four movies crashed and burned they would have learned something about alienating Comic book fans.
If it's a question of introducing African-American comicbook heroes there are a ton to take your pick of. But it seems more of case of studios not knowing what the actual fuck they're doing then anything else. Take the Green Lantern Reboot for example. Rumored to be cast as John Stewart, one of DC's first black costumed superheroes is Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock who is of Samoan ethnicity?
When it comes to adapting graphical novels for the big screen, take a page out of marvel's book and try and stay true to the original character as much as possible - they were popular to begin with for a reason.