Kate Mara is trying to get into (even better) shape for her role as a superhero in the new "Fantastic Four" film reboot and says she is "very excited" to start filming.
The 31-year-old actress, best known for her role on the Netflix series "House of Cards," made her comments in a recent interview with OTRC.com ahead of the April 18 release of her newest movie, "Transcendence." In February, it was reported that Mara will play Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman, in a new "Fantastic Four" film directed by Josh Trank that is set to hit theaters in 2015.
"Yeah, I am definitely working out but I don't know if there's gonna be some crazy stunts or not, so I might be just doing it for my own mental sake," Mara told OTRC.com. "But yeah, I am very excited about starting 'Fantastic Four' in a few weeks."
"I'm like, maybe I'll be in sweatshirts the whole time," she joked. "I dunno. We'll see."
"Fantastic Four" also stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller of "That Awkward Moment" fame as Sue's brother Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, and Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, who is her husband in the Marvel comics. Jamie Bell is set to play Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, while Toby Kebbell will portray villain Victor von Doom aka Dr. Doom, according to Variety. Kebbell confirmed his participation in the film earlier this month.
The last "Fantastic Four" reboot was released in 2005. Stars Jessica Alba, who played Sue Storm, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis reprised their roles in a 2007 sequel. A small-budget 'Fantastic Four' movie was also released in 1994.