Iron Man 3 actor James Badge Dale has been cast in the lead role of 20th Century Fox's adaptation of The Empty Man by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is the first project from BOOM! Studios' recently-signed first-look deal with Fox.
David Britten Prior is both directing and writing the adaptation, with BOOM! Studios' Ross Richie and Stephen Christy producing.
Filming is scheduled to begin this fall in South Africa, although no release date has been set.