Female Doctor Doom hinted for Fantastic Four

News Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 08:25

The latest round of casting rumours for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot hint at a bit of a change for Doctor Doom...

The latest round of purported casting rumours for Fox's upcoming big screen reboot of Fantastic Four has thrown something of a surprise. The Hollywood Reporter has run a story that says screen tests are ongoing for the new film, which is being directed by Josh Trank, and it's dropped some names into the mix.

Miles Teller, the purported front runner for Reed Richards, has apparently now tested for the role. Christian Cook may be up for some clobbering as Ben Grimm, too. 

It's the casting of Doctor Doom, set to be the villain in the film, that's raised the most eyebrows though. The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that the studio "isn't ruling out switching genders for the role", as it looks for a suitable big name candidate to fill it. We'd be surprised if that happened, in truth, but there's some eagerness to land someone akin to a star name for the part.

The article also notes that Michael B Jordan is indeed a lock for the role of the Human Torch. Purportedly.

Names ruled out include Saorise Ronan, Elizabeth Olsen and Kit Harington, but the cast should fall into place shortly, as the start date for the movie is but a few months away.

More on the Fantastic Four reboot as we hear it...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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