The cast for the new Fantastic Four movie was recently released and I have mixed opinions on it. Miles Teller has been casted as Mr.Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Women, Michael B Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing.
First of all the original Fantastic 4 movies from 2005 and 2007 were some of the worst superhero movies I have ever seen aside from Daredevil and The Green Lantern. They had no heart to them and were the most boring piles of shit I have ever seen. The only upside to them was that Jessica Alba was extremely hot.
In this new movie there is a cast full of extremely talented actors. Miles Teller is fresh off of The Spectacular Now and he is one of the most wanted actors in Hollywood right now. Its no surprise that he has been casted as Mr.Fantastic. Not to mention the fact that he always wanted to play a superhero as a kid. Next we have Michael B Jordan who showed his true talent in Fruitvale Station, which was a heartbreaking but fantastic film. Both Miles Teller and Michael B Jordan also starred in their most recent film, That Awkward Moment. The movie in my opinion wasn't that great all around, but these two guys showed they can do dramatic roles as well as comedy. I think both of them will bring both of those talents to The Fantastic Four and give it comedy when it needs it, but also give it those dark moments as well.
Up next we have Kate Mara who has been in movies like Shooter and We are Marshall. I have always liked her in movies, but I really started to pay attention to her after her role in the Netflix original series, House of Cards. She was fantastic in that series and I think she will be an awesome Invisible Women as well.
The only guy I am not so sure about is Jamie Bell. He has been in movies like Jumper and King Kong. Most recently he is in Nymphomanic, which is a movie about sex addiction directed by Lars Von Trier. This is the only guy that I think is unproven. Especially to play the role of The Thing. In the original Fantastic Four The Thing was played by Michael Chiklis. He was big and muscular and the perfect guy to play The Thing. Jamie Bell just seems a little small and scrawny for the part, but who knows. I have been proven wrong before and I hope I am this time.
Overall this cast gets me very excited for The Fantastic Four reboot. Im a big fan of almost all of the actors and can't wait to see how the movie comes out.