Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot has cast their Dr. Storm
The announcement was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter Thursday, May 8, that The Wire's Reg E. Cathey has been added to The Fantastic Four reboot cast which already includes Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), and Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac).
Cathey and Jordan previously starred in HBO's The Wire, and the reboot will mark Jordan and Teller's second collaboration together, the first being The Awkward Moment, opposite Zac Efron.
Cathey will play Dr. Storm, Johnny (Jordan) and Sue Storm's (Mara) father.
Not much is known about Fox's take on the reboot, though casting went underway in mid-Februrary.
Marvel's The Fantastic Four is an internationally-renowned group of superhuman champions (often dubbed the world's premiere super hero team or the first family of super heroes) based in New York City and dedicated to the betterment of the world through scientific discovery and defense agains evil.
The team consists of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Teller), Ben Grimm/The Thing (Bell), brother - sister duo Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Jordan), and Sue Storm/Invisible Girl (Mara).
During a space mission, the group's spaceship encountered a bombardment of cosmic radiation, causing both the mission to be aborted and the craft to crash. Emerging from the ruins of the spaceship, they discovered the radiation had mutated their bodies.
Rounding up the cast is Toby Kebbell, who has been tapped to play villain Doctor Victor van Doom, also known as Doctor Doom.
The Fantastic Four were previously played by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis in the 2005 and 2007 film adaptations.
The film is being helmed by director Josh Tank, and filming will take place in Louisiana.
The Fantastic Four reboot is slated to open June 19, 2015.