After finally breaking down and watching the new Fantastic Four trailer, my feelings of foreboding just got worse. Is it going to be a horrible movie? Probably. Could literally anyone have come up with better ideas that did not all scream “Hey, this is the worst idea ever, do not do this!” ? There is a more than fair chance. Thank you people with absolutely no instincts, for napalming a beloved franchise so that nothing will grow for at least ten years.
So yeah, I could not sleep until I came up with at least the first step of a great adaption: casting the crap out of it.
p.s. This has nothing to do with the cast of the movie, they actually seem like the strongest link of what made up the train-wreck of a preview. Casting is just the first step my brain builds when thinking of making an awesome film.
1. Regular Version
Johnny Storm / The Torch: Jensen Ackles
Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic: James D’arcy
Ben Grimm / The Thing: Steve Carell
Doctor Doom: Jemaine Clement
2. Younger Adult Version
Johnny Storm / The Torch: Pete Davidson
Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic: Anton Yelchin
Ben Grimm / The Thing: Nicholas Hoult
Doctor Doom: Ryan Hansen
3. Musical Version
Johnny Storm / The Torch: Sean Hayes
Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic: Timothy Omundson
Ben Grimm / The Thing: Damian Lewis
Doctor Doom: Neil Patrick Harris