‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Writer Boards Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

Fox is keeping it in the family as they approach the next “Fantastic Four” film.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to retool Josh Trank’s script for the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot. He’ll also serve as producer. According to the report, Kinberg’s contributions to the new “Fantastic Four” script could be a “substantial” overhaul.

Kinberg is just the latest writer to lend his talents to the world of “Fantastic Four,” following on the heels of drafts penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green and more. But Kinberg is a familiar quantity when it comes to Fox-owned Marvel heroes, having contributed to “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “X-Men: First Class” and the coming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” from Bryan Singer.

As of now, “Fantastic Four” is set for a March 2015 release date, but given Kinberg’s relatively late-game hire, it’s worth wondering just how far along the movie is. As of now, we’ve only heard whispers about who might join the film’s cast — word ’round the web pegs Michael B. Jordan as Johnny “The Human Torch” Storm with “Girls” star Allison Williams rumored to play his sister, Sue “The Invisible Woman” Storm. Additionally, “Spectacular Now” leading man Miles Teller was apparently being considered for Mr. Fantastic, and we still want to see Nick Offerman as Ben Grimm. We’ll just have to wait and see what further news comes down the pike as Marvel’s First Family races back toward the big-screen.

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