Is Jon Snow about to get stretched thin?
According to Variety, the planned “Fantastic Four” reboot is testing a slew of actors for the reboot, including “Game of Thrones” hunk Kit Harington.
The actor is reportedly in the running to play Reed Richards, (Mr. Fantastic who has the ability to stretch and mold his body into a variety of shapes and sizes). Other actors of up for the super smart, super stretchy superhero include Jack O’Connell and Miles Teller.
Actresses reading for the role of Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman – first played by Jessica Alba in two previous “Fantastic” movies – who has the power of invisibility and creating force fields) include Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie. In April, “Girls” star Allison Williams was reportedly in the running for the role, per Deadline, but was not mentioned in the latest round of casting reports.
“Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan is reportedly the only actor in the mix to play Jonny Storm (The Human Torch, originally played by Chris Evans, who now plays Captain America in the Marvel Universe).
Actors in the running to play Ben Grimm (The Thing, who has super strength and an orange rocky skin) have yet to be named.
A possible villain has also yet to be announced for the reboot, which is slated to open in 2015 and begin shooting in early 2014.
-- Jesse Spero