At long last, the comic book movie world finally has its new Fantastic Four. According to reports, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara will play the famous Marvel characters in Fox’s upcoming reboot. The news came as a thrill to many, including — as MTV News learned — Mara, who found out on Twitter.
“According to Twitter, I am [in the movie]. I literally have not heard a thing, which is alarming,” Mara told MTV News while promoting the new season of “House of Cards.” “Last night in bed, I was scrolling through movie news. I was like, ‘What? I got the part?’ I still haven’t heard. I want LA to wake up so that I can make some phone calls and figure this out.”
When asked whether to clarify if she wasn’t sure if she got the part or if she just couldn’t say publicly, Mara reiterated that the deal could still be up in the air. “I literally don’t know 100 percent that I have that part,” she said. “I don’t like to celebrate before something’s real because how embarrassing would that be? I hope so.”
Aside from the fact that she doesn’t know for sure whether she’s in the movie or not, Mara is enthusiastic about the reboot and everyone else involved in it. She complimented director Josh Trank as well as all three of the other supposed leads including Michael B. Jordan, who she said she previously met.
The future Human Torch has been at the center of some controversy, due the character’s race changing for the film, but Mara took the change as a mark a quality, that it’s a sign of the movie to come.
“Again, I credit Josh Trank for that because… he thinks outside the box. I don’t actually know whose idea that was, but it just makes me trust that he’s going to make an awesome movie. Regardless of myself, I’m such a massive fan of all those guys.”
“Fantastic Four” is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2015.