Out of Four Ain't Bad ...They're Fantastic
rumor anymore. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter ran
with the story today that three people have been cast as
members of the Fantastic Four for the Fox/Marvel production
currently slated for summer 2005.
in armor, stretching his shoulder blades...
what the internet had been buzzing for a while, Michael
Chiklis of FX's The Shield has landed the role
of Benjamin J. Grimm, the ever-lovin' Thing. Can the intense
Detective Mackey handle the comedy that will no doubt leaven
the action? Chiklis did make his screen debut as John Belushi
in Wired, became The Commish and spent
a season as Daddy-O. Let us not hold that last
one against him.
had leaked last week that Ioan Gruffudd was the front-runner
for the role of Reed Richards, a bit of a surprise after
names like George Clooney and Tim Robbins had been
But if the film is indeed going for something a little more
between the regular comic book and the Ultimate team, Gruffudd
makes sense. Indeed, the trade papers confirmed him today.
Of course, you can check him out this week as Lancelot in
but in some households (okay, mine) he may be best known
as Cruella DeVille's nemesis in 102 Dalmatians.
movie lurker Chris Evans has been cast as Johnny Storm,
the Human Torch. So far he has shown the right mix of cockiness
and likability, even if it has been in movies like The
Perfect Score and Not Another Teen Movie.
no actress for the role of The Invisible Woman, Susan Storm-Richards.
Rich Johnston of Lying
In The Gutters claimed Elisha Cuthbert was a lock,
but Variety counters with Jessica Alba still under consideration,
competing against Keri Russell and our pick, Rachel McAdams.