The very best Fantastic Four actors of all
If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics, no doubt you’re counting down the days
until the new Fantastic Four film is
released on 6th August. In the reboot of
the franchise, the four heroes are given their powers when they transport to
an alternative universe. It promises to be an exciting adventure, with a
brilliant cast including Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie
Bell and Toby Kebbell.
celebrate the new film, we’ve decided to take a look back at the best
Fantastic Four actors of all time…
Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic
The Welsh actor was well-established by
the time he was cast in the 2005 Fantastic Four film, having already starred
Black Hawk Dawn
and the hugely successful series Hornblower. In Fantastic Four
he brought his classic RADA-honed acting skills to a Hollywood super hero
blockbuster, and made his comic book character incredibly realistic and
Kerry Washington as Alicia Masters
Although it was only a small role, Kerry
Washington shone as the blind artist who falls in love with The Thing. Back
then she was just emerging as a serious actress, after receiving rave
reviews for her performance in Spike Lee’s She Hate Me. Now the
actress is best known for her role in Scandal, the addicitive ABC
Michael Chiklis as The Thing
American brought comic relief to the role of The Thing, not surprising when
you consider he first rose to fame in the ABC police comedy The Commish.
Chiklis also brought gravitas to the film however, as three years before he
had won an Emmy for his role as gritty anti-hero Via Mackey. He has since
spoken if his initial difficulty with the costume. He said in
"Initially it was
really, really kind of frightening for me. I knew it would be a physical
challenge. I did not know it would be a psychological challenge.”
Lori Alan as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
cult cartoon series from 1994, Lori Alan provided the voice of Sue Storm.
Voice artists are not often given the recognition they deserve, but Lori
Alan is one of the best working in the business. She has provided voices for
countless Disney films including WALL.E and Despicable Me, as
well as TV series like Futurama and Family Guy.
We’ve looked at some of the best Fantastic Four performances of all time,
but it remains to be seen what the new cast will offer. There were plenty of
alternative actors up for the role, each very talented, but the casting team
ultimately had to decide who was most suited for the role… which makes you
think, which character would you be the most-suited to? Find out with
this quiz – and decide if your performance could
match up to some of the best of all time.
Posted: July 31, 2015.