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'The Spectacular Now' Star Miles Teller Frontrunner For Mr. Fantastic In 'Fantastic Four'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 2, 2013 2:35 PM
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Update: According to Josh Trank's Twitter account, "the casting rumor floating around today isn't true.... the end."

Okay, let's take a moment here: the first time Fox attempted "Fantastic Four" they rounded up Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. A pretty ragtag bunch, all being said. For their second kick at the can, recent reports seem to suggest they are going younger. "Girls" star Allison Williams has been linked to Sue Storm, while Michael B. Jordan might light up as The Human Torch. And next? Well, another young face is being eyeballed for another key role.

The Wrap is reporting that Miles Teller is the frontrunner for the part of Mr. Fantastic in "Fantastic Four." It would be an interesting choice to say the last, and certainly the first major blockbuster for the actor who has been taking a sturdy path of indie fare this far breaking out in "Rabbit Hole," shining in "The Spectacular Now" (which opens this weekend) and banking roles in "Footloose," "Project X" and "21 & Over." So yeah, no argument from us though we're sure more persnickety nerds might have issues. But he is apparently Josh Trank's top choice for the gig and he has met with the actor. 

So, consider this: Allison Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and [insert next rumored actor] as the superhero quartet....thoughts?

Still lots of time to figure this one out, as reboot of the franchise isn't due in theaters until March 6, 2015. 

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  • JD | August 4, 2013 11:03 AMReply

    Good lord, and who's gonna play Ben Grimm--Channing Tatum? Johnny Storm is a teenager. Sue Storm is a young woman in her early to mid-20s. But Ben and Reed are GROWN MEN. Get Kyle Chandler as Reed Richards, somebody like that! Reed has grey in his hair!

  • TheoC | August 2, 2013 5:04 PMReply

    I'm sure this kid is great, but he's a fucking Kid, Mr F was always an older dude. Anyway I don't care, do it, get it over it with.

  • Brando | August 2, 2013 7:10 PM

    FALSE. If they choose to loosely follow the"Ultimate" interpretation of Marvel Superheroes , like Disney has done with the Avengers, Mr. Fantastic would be in his early 20's. Casting is Spot On.

  • lasdlaskd | August 2, 2013 2:45 PMReply

    So fucking boring that every promising director or screenwriter or actor has to go through the fucking superhero system these days in Hollywood.

    Hey Josh Trank, that inventive spin on the superhero formula was pretty good; wanna come make a bog-standard reboot of a fucking tired-ass franchise that nobody cared about the first time?

    Hey Miles Teller, you're a pretty charismatic dude with a bright future. Wanna go the Cruise path and take a series of increasingly weighty roles with big-name filmmakers? Or fancy just being strong-armed into a fucking stretchy-man blue suit. It's cool, your peers like Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan are already slumming it in Spider-Man, come join the fucking fun.

    Fuck off superheroes. Fucking bullshit.

  • JD | August 4, 2013 10:59 AM

    Foul-mouthed angry Eurotrash idiot hates superheroes. Well, well, stop the goddamn presses. (Dumbass....)

  • Real | August 2, 2013 3:11 PM

    LMAO! Don't know if I necessarily agree with all the sentiments in this but I love this comment. This is some beautifully written vitriol.

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