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Casting News For The Fantastic Four And Ant-Man

The news has come out that multiple actors and actresses have been screening for upcoming films based on Marvel properties, specifically Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

Actress Evangeline Lilly, best known for her work on Lost and more recently in last year’s Hobbit sequel, has been in talks to join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the upcoming Ant-Man film. It was revealed a few months back that Rudd would be playing the title character (later revealed to be the second Ant-Man Scott Lang) and Douglas joined on shortly afterwards as the original Ant-Man Hank Pym, but a female lead had yet to be cast. Though Lilly is still just in talks right now, a lot of people are speculating that she may end up playing Janet van Dyne, love interest of Ant-Man and who would later become known as The Wasp.

Also in talks right now are Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and Kate Mara (House of Cards), who replace Elizabeth Olsen and Saoirse Ronan as potential candidates for Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. So far, Michael B Jordan (Fruitvale Station) is the only person to be cast as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), but Christian Cook and Miles Teller are closing in on deals to play Ben Grimm (The Thing) and Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) respectively.

It’s also rumored that Doctor Doom could possibly be gender-swapped as well, with Victoria Von Doom already making waves around the net.

What are your thoughts on these possible casting decisions? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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