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.
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.