More FF4 Reboot Rumors: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Adrien Brody for Mr. Fantastic


A completely CG The Thing? Pretty young lasses Amber Heard or Alice Eve as Sue Storm? How about Jonathan Rhys Meyers or Adrien Brody for Mr. Fantastic?

Could happen, if Twentieth Century Fox have their way, at least according to Screenrant. The site quotes unnamed sources as saying that the studio is anxious to get either Meyers (“From Paris with Love”) or Brody (“Predators”) to play Mr. Fantastic in their upcoming reboot of “The Fantastic Four”.

I have no doubt that Brody could play a nerd (he’ll probably have to lose all that muscle he packed on for “Predators”, I would imagine), and Meyers could do the role equally well. Whoever ends up with the role, they’ll be replacing Ioan Gruffudd, who played Mr. Fantastic in both previous “Fantastic Four” and I thought did a pretty good job. Then again, it’s not like Mr. Fantastic had the most fantastic personality of them all, right?

I’m more interested in who will be directing this thing, and what kind of tone Fox wants to take this time around…

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  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Either Brody or Meyers would do the part justice, but I’d go with Brody because he looks slightly older. I think a CG Thing isn’t a bad idea as long as they do it justice like “The Incredible Hulk,” or Gollum. I’m still with Amanda Seyfried not these modelesque chicks for Sue Storm (and yes she’s smoking but she can do cute and semi awkward too), and I still have no one in mind for Grimm. I say Christoph Walsh as Doom though.

  • Ulik

    While I like both actors,neither one of them are right for the part. Meyers would be the perfect namor The Submariner and i’m inclined to think that Brody has a brilliant VILLAIN role just waitin for him. The only actor that would make the perfect Dr.Reed Richards is Guy Pearce!!! Just watch Guy Pearce in “The Time Machine”,that’s Reed Richards with long hair. Guy has the look and energy of Reed Richards.

  • ULIK

    I agree Christoph Walsh would totally work as Doom!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Too bad they won’t do a partial reboot–keep Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis (Chris Evans is automatically out although he was probably the best thing about the first movies) and just recast Sue Storm and Doom.

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Yes!!! Yes, yes, yes, yes!

  • ULIK

    Its quite obvious that Sue Richards married Reed because of his ability to stretch and expand! If I had that ability I’d prolly be doing porn.LOL!