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The Wire Alum Reg E. Cathey Joins Marvel’s Fantastic Four

"The Wire" Season 5 Premiere - Inside Arrivals
Reg E. Cathey arrives at the "The Wire" Season 5 Premiere at the Chelsea West Theater on Jan. 4, 2008 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris--WireImage/Getty Images

The actor, who is known best for his fan-favorite roles in The Wire and House of Cards, has joined the cast of Fantastic Four as Dr. Storm in Marvel's reboot, directed by Josh Trank and slated for release next summer

It’s a double reunion (of sorts) as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Reg E. Cathey has joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

Cathey is well-known for his roles as Norman Wilson on HBO’s The Wire and Freddy Hayes on Netflix’s House of Cards. According to THR, he’ll now be playing Dr. Storm, the scientist father of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch (played by Michael B. Jordan, who also appeared in The Wire) and Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman (played by Kate Mara, who also appeared in House of Cards).

The Marvel superhero film from 20th Century Fox will also feature Miles Teller as Reed Richard (aka Mr. Fantastic) and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (aka The Thing). The four younger actors make up the titular Four, who all gain superpowers after exposure to cosmic radiation.

Josh Trank is directing the film, which is slated for release next summer.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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