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Fox's 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Adds 'The Wire's' Reg E. Cathey (Exclusive)

The actor, who also appears on "Banshee" and "House of Cards," will play Dr. Storm, the scientist father of Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara).

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Reg E. Cathey

Reg E. Cathey has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot.

Cathey, who is best known for his role as Norman Wilson on HBO's The Wire, will play Dr. Storm, the scientist father of Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara).

The Marvel superhero film will serve as a reunion for Cathey and Jordan, as Jordan got his start on The Wire.

Miles Teller and Jamie Bell round out the adventuresome quartet that gains incredible superpowers. Josh Trank is directing the film, which is currently filming in Louisiana.

Cathey appears on both Cinemax's Banshee and Netflix's House of Cards, a series that also featured Mara.

He is repped by Paradigm.

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