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RUMOR: Could Josh Gad Be Fantastic Four’s Thing?

January 28th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

According to it seems Josh Gad (Frozen) is Josh Trank’s top pick for Ben Grimm aka The Thing!

Josh Gad is certainly not one that immediately comes to mind for the Thing, he’s not a Michael Chiklis tough guy type. But he is in the same age group of the other actors in the mix, his star is on the rise, and if they go the full CGI route he’s proven his voice skills with Frozen‘s snowman Olaf.

Can they be making him more of a tragic type character?

Last week, it was revealed that Simon Kinberg has finished his rewrites on the Fantastic Four reboot script, and the studio is going to continue testing roles in the film later this month, including Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden for Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic, and Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan for Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman.

As previously rumored, the only name linked to the Johnny Storm/Human Torch role is Chronicle‘s Michael B. Jordan.

And now we have our first name linked to the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing.

Josh Trank is expected to begin filming in Baton Rouge this March. 

The Fantastic Four is set for June 19th, 2015.



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