Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing. The Fantastic Four are an amazing team of superheroes and adventurers that have stood the test of time for over 40 years. The first superhero team within Marvel Comics, the Fantastic Four is a complex and unconventional team considering normal standards: they’re a family. They’re a dysfunctional, argumentative, and loving family. They redefined what it means to be a superhero team. Even with commercial success in the comic book industry, this team hasn’t found much triumph on the movie screen. With two terrible films, Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), a reboot is in order.
A reboot has been announced to be hitting the silver screen by 2014. It seems as if Fox is heading in the right direction, with up and coming director of Chronicle fame, Josh Trank helming the reboot.
Other comic book films have showed us that a reboot can immensely invigorate a once dead franchise. Batman Begins, being chief among them, was a reboot that started a billion dollar trilogy. X: Men First Class (a reboot and a prequel), made X: Men films great again after the dismal X: Men Last Stand and the horrible Wolverine Origins film. Both of these films have something in common that made them immensely good; their cast. Christian Bale is considered the greatest Dark Knight of all time. Bale brought a dark compassionate feel to the role. Michael Fassbinder injected a retro cool and reasonable empathy into the devious Magneto. Additionally, the supporting casts of these films were phenomenal. Kudos to Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, James Mcavoy, Jennifer Lawrence etc. The cast is a vital component to any reboot. This Fantastic Four reboot must have a great cast to be successful.
Here are my top cast choices for a Fantastic Four reboot (villain included).
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