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‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Begins Filming in Baton Rouge

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The reboot of Fantastic Four has begun production in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Will we see a new storyline along with the new cast and new director?

According to Nola.com, “Fantastic Four” returns to the silver screen with Twentieth Century Fox. Production has officially begun Monday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Celtic Media Centre.

This version of the Marvel Comics’ story of a team of scientists who gain superpowers after accidental exposure to cosmic rays, is being directed by Josh Trank. Trank’s last venture was in directing “Chronicle”, which was heralded as a dark, anti-superhero movie.  Marvel Films creative consultant Mark Millar says the film will take a contemporary approach to the 1961 comic.

Further details remain scarce.

What we do know is a little bit about the cast. Toby Kebbell, who was in (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) will play Dr. Doom. Tim Blake Nelson (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) will play Harvey Elder. In addition, Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”) will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic; Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) will play Sue Storm/Invisible Woman; Jamie Bell (“Defiance”) will play Ben Grimm/The Thing; and Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.

Trank’s Fantastic Four is expected in theaters on June 19, 2015, with a sequel due out June 14, 2017.

Fantastic Four is just one of many movies on the slate for Louisiana this summer. “Terminator: Genesis” is currently filming in New Orleans. “Jurassic World” is scheduled to begin production in the Big Easy as well, in June.

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