John Krasinski keen to play Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four reboot

John Krasinski would love to play Mr. Fantastic in a possible reboot of the Fantastic Four.The 40-year-old famously lost out on the role of Captain America to Chris Evans back in 2010, but the actor/director hasn’t given up hope on starring in the Marv…

John Krasinski would love to play Mr. Fantastic in a possible reboot of the Fantastic Four.

The 40-year-old famously lost out on the role of Captain America to Chris Evans back in 2010, but the actor/director hasn’t given up hope on starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Krasinski first expressed his desire to play scientist Reed Richards, who transforms into Mr. Fantastic after being exposed to cosmic radiation in space, almost two years ago.

And in an interview with Total Film, he revealed he’s still hopeful he’ll be able to play the superhero on the big screen one day.

“I would love to be in the Marvel Universe. I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done. And certainly, a lot of my friends are in those movies,” Krasinski explained. “I have no idea what (Marvel) are thinking. But if they are considering me for Mr. Fantastic, continue to consider me because I would love it.”

But The Office star, who made his directorial debut with critically-acclaimed horror A Quiet Place in 2018, ruled himself out of helming a Marvel blockbuster in the future.

“Oh man, directing one of those things? I don’t think I’m your guy. But if I was to act in one? I’d have so much fun,” he laughed.

Marvel producers have not yet formally announced a reboot of the beleaguered Fantastic Four franchise, but rumours have swirled since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox last year.

The most recent adaptation of the comic book was back in 2015. However, the flick, which starred Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Kate Mara, was mauled by critics and flopped at the box office.

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Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan to reunite on Tom Clancy movie

Jamie Bell is set to reunite with Michael B. Jordan for new movie Without Remorse.The 33-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to join Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, according to Variety. If his deal is finalised, it will m…

Jamie Bell is set to reunite with Michael B. Jordan for new movie Without Remorse.

The 33-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to join Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, according to Variety. If his deal is finalised, it will mark a reunion between Bell and Jordan, who last appeared together in the critically-panned Fantastic Four reboot in 2015, alongside Miles Teller and Kate Mara.

Jordan was previously cast as operations officer John Clark, also known as John Terrence Kelly, a former Navy SEAL who goes to work for the CIA. Bell would portray Robert Ritter, the deputy director of operations at the CIA who helped recruit Clark upon his return to the U.S. after his haunting mission in Vietnam.

Director Stefano Sollima is at the helm of Without Remorse, while Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan is penning the script, with Jordan, Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec serving as producers.

And in an attempt to build a film franchise around Jordan’s role as Clark, the 32-year-old will also lead the movie adaptation of Clancy’s novel Rainbow Six, with production scheduled to begin towards the end of this year.

The character has appeared in 17 of Clancy’s novels, including Clear and Present Danger.

Bell recently starred as neo-Nazi Bryon Widner in Skin and in the Elton John biopic Rocketman as the pop icon’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

Jordan is currently starring in Just Mercy, alongside Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, which tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who successfully appealed his murder conviction in the 1990s with the help of lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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Sean Astin wanted to direct Fantastic Four movie starring Christina Aguilera

Sean Astin once hoped to direct a Fantastic Four movie starring Christina Aguilera.The actor shared the story during a recent appearance at the Amazing Comic-Con in Las Vegas, and revealed that he took his idea to bosses at 20th Century Fox after finis…

Sean Astin once hoped to direct a Fantastic Four movie starring Christina Aguilera.

The actor shared the story during a recent appearance at the Amazing Comic-Con in Las Vegas, and revealed that he took his idea to bosses at 20th Century Fox after finishing The Lord of the Rings saga, in which he played Samwise Gamgee, in 2003.

Astin even tracked down a number of scripts that were developed by the studio over the years – including one from filmmaker Chris Columbus – and eventually lined up a meeting with Kevin Feige, who at the time was in charge of physical production at Marvel Studios.

“I was just starring in Lord of the Rings so there was a moment where you could just call people. And I said, ‘Listen, is there any way in the world that you’d consider me to direct Fantastic Four?’ And he was like, ‘Well, I don’t know.’ I said, ‘So are you saying there’s zero chance? Zero? No chance? 100 per cent not gonna do it?’ He says, ‘Well, I’m not gonna say zero per cent…'” he stated.

Astin then met with Tom Rothman, the head of 20th Century Fox at the time, and pitched his Fantastic Four idea – with Aguilera as superhero Sue Storm.

“I remember I was trying to meet with Christina Aguilera, I thought she’d be great as Sue Storm. It was an amazing time, it was an insane time,” the 48-year-old commented, before recalling the less-than-enthusiastic response he received from the studio boss.

“(Rothman) looks at me and he’s like, ‘What are you doing here?’ I said, ‘I want to direct this movie.’ He goes, ‘Alright, well, this meeting is premature. We’ve ordered another script. It’s due in three weeks from now. And he said, ‘And I’ll let you read it.'”

Astin even approached Michael Chiklis and encouraged The Shield star to go for the part of the Thing, and later tried to convince Cameron Diaz to play Sue Storm.

“(Diaz) was like, ‘Wait, how long do I have to be in the make-up?’ And I was like, ‘Well, maybe a while.’ She said, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to do that,'” he added.

Sadly for The Lord of the Rings star, his beloved Fantastic Four project didn’t pan out, as Fox enlisted the filmmaking services of Tim Story, who directed the 2005 feature, starring Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Chris Evans as The Human Torch, and Chiklis as the Thing.

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Kate Mara styles all of her own red carpet outfits

Kate Mara styles all of her own outfits for red carpet events.The House of Cards actress has a knack for pulling off just about any fashion trend and often steps out in looks which combine edgy garments with more tailored pieces. While Kate previously …

Kate Mara styles all of her own outfits for red carpet events.

The House of Cards actress has a knack for pulling off just about any fashion trend and often steps out in looks which combine edgy garments with more tailored pieces. While Kate previously worked with Hollywood stylist Johnny Wujek on her ensembles, she now prefers to do her own styling.

“I used to work with a stylist, but now I just go to one designer and try things on – it’s easy,” she said during a chat with Riverdale actress Camila Mendes for U.S. InStyle magazine, adding that she can always find something that suits her requirements at a specific Italian fashion house.

“Valentino looks are always very classic, but romantic and ethereal too… Valentino will forever be special to me because Pierpaolo (Piccioli, designer) made me an incredible custom wedding dress.”

Kate, who married her Fantastic Four co-star Jamie Bell in July 2017, also explained that she is “fascinated” by designers and the way in which a particular garment can transform her look or mood. However, she tends to abide by simple outfits when off-duty.

“(My style is) a masculine-feminine mix. Most days I’m in some variation of black pants, usually by Rag & Bone, with a white T-shirt,” the 35-year-old said.

During the chat, Kate divulged that she loves to buy jackets, especially creations from Yigal Azrouel. But when all of her fashion finds start to take over her house, she has no option but to sell them on.

“I use the closet in my husband and I’s bedroom and the one in our guest room. I’m trying to be better about it and do a clean out every month! When I need space, I sell pieces on (luxury consignment website) The RealReal,” she added.

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Jessica Alba sheds her ‘pregnancy hair’

New mum Jessica Alba has refreshed her look by chopping off her lacklustre “pregnancy hair”. The Fantastic Four beauty kicked off 2018 as a mother-of-three after giving birth to her son Hayes, and on Wednesday (07Mar18), she debuted her chic new cut o…

New mum Jessica Alba has refreshed her look by chopping off her lacklustre “pregnancy hair”.

The Fantastic Four beauty kicked off 2018 as a mother-of-three after giving birth to her son Hayes, and on Wednesday (07Mar18), she debuted her chic new cut online after turning to celebrity hairstylist Chad Wood to trim a few inches from her long, brunette locks.

Jessica shared before-and-after snaps side-by-side on Instagram and asked fans for feedback.

“This happened,” she captioned the post. “thx (thanks) @chadwoodhair for the awesome #haircut- it feels sooo good to shed the pregnancy hair. Whaddaya think (sic)?”

The actress was flooded with compliments from followers, who gave the star’s new cut a big thumbs up.

Jessica’s trip to the hair salon came shortly after pushing herself through her third workout session of the day in a bid to lose the pregnancy pounds and gear up for her acting return in the planned Bad Boys TV spin-off.

The 36-year-old, who is also mum to daughters Honor, nine, and Haven, six, posted a pair of photos with her sweaty workout buddies after their spin class, and wrote, “3rd workout of the day for me -man it was hard, but oh so good…”

Earlier in the day, Alba had also hit the gym with her Bad Boys co-star Gabrielle Union, who is known for her fit physique.

“I was feeling really good about myself until I saw this hottie come in here with all of her fashions and her abs and her dimples,” Jessica quipped in an Instagram Story video, as she turned the camera on Gabrielle, who was riding an exercise bike.

Alba is teaming the intense exercise sessions with a new healthy eating plan, thanks to “amazing nutritionist” Kelly LeVeque, to help her get back into tip-top shape.

“Starting today I’m going to make healthier food choices…,” she told fans in early February (18). “I just had a baby, and it’s hard to get back in the saddle, but I think it’s time.”

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Jessica Alba adopts new post-pregnancy healthy eating plan

New mum Jessica Alba is embarking on a fresh healthy eating plan to help her regain her pre-baby figure. The Sin City star welcomed son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17), and while the actress has been enjoying bonding with her newborn and his big sis…

New mum Jessica Alba is embarking on a fresh healthy eating plan to help her regain her pre-baby figure.

The Sin City star welcomed son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17), and while the actress has been enjoying bonding with her newborn and his big sisters Honor, nine, and Haven, six, she has now decided it’s time to ease herself back into a regular food and fitness regime.

“Starting today I’m going to make healthier food choices…,” the 36-year-old shared in an Instagram video early on Tuesday (06Feb18). “I just had a baby, and it’s hard to get back in the saddle, but I think it’s time.”

Jessica has recruited “amazing nutritionist” Kelly LeVeque to help her develop better eating habits as she begins to get her body back on track.

“I feel like it’s time to get my ish (s**t) together and make healthier choices,” she wrote in the accompanying caption. “@bewellbykelly will get my nutrition right and I’m working on a variety of things for fitness, once I get the go ahead from my Doc (sic).”

However, the mother-of-three also confessed cutting out sugar has been a tough start to her diet, adding the hashtag, “#ialreadymisssugar”.

Luckily, this will be the last time Jessica will have to work on bouncing back after a baby – she previously insisted her son with husband Cash Warren would be their last child.

“(We are) done, done, done!” she laughed to news show Extra late last year (17). “My friend was like, ‘You are gonna have another’, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not…’ I just want a healthy baby… (and then) we’re good – three is good.”

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