'Fantastic Four' Reboot Potential Story & Character Details [Updated]

Fantastic Four reboot moves to Summer 2015

[UPDATE: Josh Trank says the leaked Fantastic Four synopsis is not accurate.]

It took a while, but the Fantastic Four movie reboot looks to be moving down the tracks smoothly now. The script is finished, official casting announcements should be coming in a matter of weeks (days, maybe), and multiple outlets have now reported that award-winner Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) is attached to play literal hotshot Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the film.

The report that F4 reboot director Josh Trank wanted to reunite with Jordan (who starred in Trank's feature debut Chronicle) originally hit the news scene some 9-10 months ago, from the time of writing this. Trank started developing the film well before then, and if new potential story details are indeed the real deal, then it makes all the more sense as to why Trank is handling this particular Marvel comic book adaptation (and why he would want to reteam with a talented youngster like Jordan).

Acting Auditions has posted a casting call for 20th Century Fox's reboot of the Fantastic Four movie franchise, claiming that all roles - "starring, costarring and supporting roles" - are technically up for grabs right now, with the exception of The Human Torch - a role that Jordan is attached to, according to the latest trade source report. The audition notice asserts that production will begin in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on February 4th, which is earlier than the March 2014 start date previously reported.

Fantastic Four movie reboot casting

It may be best to keep that discrepancy in mind, as far as why there's still reasonable doubt to be had with regard to the accuracy of the synopsis included with the casting call (even though it seems pretty legit, otherwise).

UPDATE: Trank has responded to the rumored F4 plot synopsis on Twitter:

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