Cinematical talks about the chain of events that led to the outing of Andre Braugher as signing on for the next Fantastic Four flick:
Andre Braugher is a mystery man currently when it comes to Tim Story’s upcoming Fantastic Four sequel. We have no idea what he’ll be doing in the second movie translation of The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine — but we know he’ll be in there somewhere, because of a Variety article about Forest Whitaker taking a guest role on TV’s E.R. Stick with me here, it’ll make sense eventually. Whitaker will be in a “multi-episode story arc” for E.R. this season as a stroke patient, but he was not the original choice for the role. Instead, he will be replacing … you guessed it … Andre Braugher, who had to back out of his original commitment to the show so he can “co-star” (their word, not mine) in the new Four flick.
I’m going to throw out a wild guess that Braugher is being tapped to play Alicia Masters’ father — The Puppetmaster.