1600 Penn star Josh Gad is the latest name to be rumored for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and the number-one choice for the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing.
Casting rumors were already swirling about actors such as Kit Harington and Richard Madden with Miles Teller leading the pack for Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic. Meanwhile, Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan are being eyed for Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman. Michael B. Jordan appears attached to star as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, while his Chronicle director Josh Trank who is already in line to helm Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four, flatly deny the Gad rumor.
But Trank also said back in August, Teller wasn’t circling the role and his name has been attached to the project as recently as last week, so, take it as you will.
Simon Kinberg who had been tapped to write the latest draft to Fantastic Four reboot has reportedly turned in his completed script to 20th Century Fox and actors are due to begin testing for the roles of Reed Richards and Sue Storm by the end this month.
The Fantastic Four shooting is expected to begin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the end of this March and the reboot is due in theaters June 19th, 2015.