Jonathan as Mr. Fantastic?
Casting rumors have hit the blogs about the upcoming reboot of “The Fantastic Four” by Fox. Jonathan is being mentioned as a front-runner for lead Reed Richards along with Adrian Brody. From ScreenRant:
With Twentieth Century Fox about to start production on X-Men: First Class next week, their next Marvel film will be the reboot of Fantastic Four. We’ve heard rumors of Alice Eve and Amber Heard in the running for the role of Sue Storm and we already know from our own chat with someone inside the Fox SFX department that The Thing will be entirely CGI this time around, but now we finally have some info about the leader of the team: Mr. Fantastic.
According to my sources, Fox is currently pursuing high caliber talent to play the man whose ability allows him to not only act as the local genius, but to be completely elastic. The two actors in the running for Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards are Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Adrien Brody.
Adrien Brody is currently a hot item and his name has already been associated with the lead role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man for Marvel Studios. With Fox interested in the actor who can be seen in the recent releases of Predators and Splice, it seems sooner or later Brody will be a super hero. Meyers on the other hand, who played the lead alongside John Travolta in this year’s From Paris With Love and star of the hit series The Tudors, hasn’t been mentioned for other major comic book properties.
This only rumor and speculation at this point. There is also no definite word on whether Jonathan will be joining the upcoming “Mission: Impossible IV”.