Recent rumors about the Fantastic Four cast say Marvel fans are defending the cast of the original live-action movies. In 2005, the first film based on the superhero team was released, starring Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm. The four all reprized their roles in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Rumors started to circulate this week The hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence was in talks to play Sue Storm in the next Fantastic Four movie. Since the screenplay is not yet written and it will likely take some time for production to start, it seems unlikely that anyone else is attached to any of the roles. In any case, the discussion has led many Marvel fans to express their admiration for the original live-action adaptation.
“They were actually great as the Fantastic 4, but you’re not ready for that conversation,” reads a popular tweet featuring four images of Gruffudd, Alba, Evans and Chiklis from the 2005 original. Fantastic fourThe tweet has been liked nearly 100,000 times in less than 24 hours.
“I’m glad we all agree now that this casting was fantastic and these suits were fantastic and the Fantastic Four duo was great,” said another fan, posting a photo of the foursome.
“Oh … I just want them because they’re the only ones who can make a fantastic 4,” reads a similar tweet with a different image of the first Fantastic four
Another fan writes a GIF from the movie, “The Only Great 4 I Recognize”.
With the Jennifer Lawrence Rumors that sparked the Invisible Woman conversation have highlighted to other fans just how amazing Jennifer Alba was when she played the part. As one fan on Twitter puts it, “Since Jennifer Lawrence is trending for supposedly being cast as Sue Storm in the new Fantastic Four, I want to remind everyone that Jessica Alba absolutely killed it in this role.”
And another fan says, “Jessica Alba was as good as Sue Storm in Fantastic 4.”
You won’t see this kind of love for director Josh Trank’s 2015 incarnation. That version featured Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. Sadly, the only accolades the film could really garner were almost any award from the Razzies with universally negative reviews. Plans for a sequel were dropped and we haven’t seen another live-action version of Mr. Fantastic and seen the big screen.
Marvel head Kevin Feige has confirmed plans to release the Fantastic four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new movie. That was announced in December Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts would direct. Fans have been speculating about possible casting choices ever since, with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt being the two names people most want to see as the new Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman. Time will tell who is ultimately cast.
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