Last December, Kevin Feige officially announced that Marvel’s first family will be joining the MCU. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Marvel Studios has gained access to several characters including the X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four.
Expectations for a new Fantastic Four film are high, following three less than stellar movies released under Fox. While barely anything is currently known about the Fantastic Four’s debut in the MCU, fans have been speculating who they would like to play the iconic roles of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Women, the Human Torch, and the Thing.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been heavily rumoured to play Reed Richards and Susan Storm. The roles of Ben Grimm and Jim Hammond have also been linked to several A-list actors. We’ve even had a go at re-casting the roles of the Human Torch and the Thing ourselves.
The role of the Thing is especially interesting. While Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Women and the Human Torch will only require CGI for their special powers, the role of the Thing will be almost 100% CGI once Ben Grimm is transformed into the strong rock-like monster. That could mean that the role will require a lot of motion capture and voice acting, and one famous voice actor may have thrown his hat into the ring.
In a tweet posted earlier today, Roger Clark who played the role of Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2 shared an image of the Fantastic Four logo with the caption “Now here’s the thing.”
The award-winning voice actor shared a similar post on his Instagram story, with the same image and the caption “This thing right here #FantasticFour”.
While these posts aren’t clarification that Clark has landed the role of the Thing, or that he is even in the running, they are intriguing. Clark definitely has the skills required for the motion capture and voice acting that the role requires, so he could be simply putting his name out there. Regardless of what the intentions are, it’s not surprising that the posts have been met with a lot of excitement from fans.
Fantastic Four doesn’t currently have a release date.