Screen Rant is reporting that 2oth Century Fox has their eyes on either Adrien Brody (“Predators”) or Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“From Paris With Love”) to play Mr. Fantastic in the studio’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot (Fantastic Four: Reborn is not the final name of the project):
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.
The character was played by Ioan Gruffudd in the two previous Fantastic Four movies. With production on X-Men: First Class expected to get underway next week, the Fantastic Four reboot will be the next Marvel film Fox moves into production on.