FANTASTIC FOUR: Is Josh Gad Up For The Role Of 'The Thing'?

FANTASTIC FOUR: Is Josh Gad Up For The Role Of 'The Thing'?

Take a break from all those X-Men covers with a nice juicy rumor! According to, Gad (Thanks For Sharing) is Fox Studios' "number one choice" to play the ever-lovin blue-eyed Thing in Josh Trank's reboot. Click on for the details. are hearing that Josh Gad is Fox’s number one choice for the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, in Chronicle director Josh Trank's upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four. They only post as a rumor themselves, but cite sources "from within casting circles close to the film". Gad is a fine comedic actor but definitely seems like a slightly odd choice for the gruff, tough as nails Grimm. We still don't know if this version of The Thing will be the actor in prosthetics like Michael Chiklis in the other movies, or a completely CG creation..but it's more likely to be the latter in which case Gad (or whoever is cast) would perform via mo-cap and provide the voice. Anyway, if this is legit, how would you guys feel about it?
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KingKazma - 1/27/2014, 5:07 PM
...really? I'm not even bothering with this film at all for sure now.
Abary - 1/27/2014, 5:07 PM
Pasto - 1/27/2014, 5:08 PM


*Wipes eyes*


Oh man, my stomach hurts.
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:09 PM
Ok... WHAT THE [frick]. I'm waiting for Trank to deny this.
HavocPrime - 1/27/2014, 5:10 PM
Erm, wut?
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:11 PM
I've been defending this film but if it's true... Man oh man. I doubt it is.
chesterlester - 1/27/2014, 5:11 PM
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:12 PM
How reliable is
whoa123 - 1/27/2014, 5:12 PM
Ummm what?
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:13 PM
I refuse to believe this. It's not true.
Abary - 1/27/2014, 5:13 PM
Just saw a picture of him...

MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:13 PM

Took the words right out of my mouth.
Pasto - 1/27/2014, 5:13 PM
Be like Clinton Trank....deny...deny deny.

Kurne - 1/27/2014, 5:14 PM
DrDoom - 1/27/2014, 5:14 PM

I know it's a rumour, and it's not reliable, but still . . . .

MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:15 PM
This guy isn't Ben Grimm/The Thing. This better be another twisted rumor.
ALegendaryPanda - 1/27/2014, 5:17 PM
Bearjew - 1/27/2014, 5:17 PM
Haha. I'd prefer a really buff Michael B Jordan or Jai Courtney
SpiderParker - 1/27/2014, 5:17 PM
LOL... The Fantastic Four - A Epic Casting Fail Story
Fantastic4ever - 1/27/2014, 5:18 PM
Omg I've defended this movie but noooo just no
Genaro - 1/27/2014, 5:18 PM
Stop raping us in the butt FOX!
Bearjew - 1/27/2014, 5:19 PM
Have him play HERBIE
ALegendaryPanda - 1/27/2014, 5:19 PM
I really want this movie to succeed but.....what the [frick]?!
xeno - 1/27/2014, 5:20 PM

My, what a lovely clusterfcuk Mr. Trank is creating.
Bearjew - 1/27/2014, 5:20 PM
Or better yet give it back to Marvel
mk - 1/27/2014, 5:21 PM
uh idk i enjoyed his olaf... but the thing...
BANE5000 - 1/27/2014, 5:22 PM
Cant wait for this to fail and go back to Marvel Studios :]
Greengo - 1/27/2014, 5:22 PM
He'd be perfect!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 1/27/2014, 5:23 PM
... *gunshot* ... *sits down at computer*

Freakin' raccoons under the bloody house again.
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:24 PM
Yeah this isn't true.
DraculaX - 1/27/2014, 5:24 PM
GIVE THE RIGHTS BACK TO WB!! Oh wait, wrong brand.

McNyagano - 1/27/2014, 5:24 PM

SuperCat - 1/27/2014, 5:25 PM
BrowniesExplode - 1/27/2014, 5:27 PM
A failed attempt to keep the rights just give the rights up.
Kurne - 1/27/2014, 5:28 PM
This is literally the first time I am laughing at news/rumours...
Gyasiman - 1/27/2014, 5:29 PM
NovaCorpsFan - 1/27/2014, 5:31 PM
If this movie makes 400 million, I'll change my avi to Sam Alexander.
superjustinsane - 1/27/2014, 5:31 PM
Really I thought they would go for Kenan Thompson
DangerRoom - 1/27/2014, 5:32 PM
I met him before. He's a cool guy, but he's only in movies that Jonah Hill isn't available for....
MrCBM56 - 1/27/2014, 5:34 PM
I always thought Eric Bana would be great in the role.
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