The Fantastic Four reboot news continues to roll in with yet another pretty big casting rumor. According to the gang over at CBM 20th Century Fox is pursuing Bruce Willis to provide the voice of The Thing who will be a full CGI character in this new Fantastic Four reboot. Willis would also portray the character in a few little scenes as a human during the open credits. I think Willis is actually a great choice for the role.
Fox is really going all out on trying to make this a big film production with big names attached. As it stands now they are also looking at bringing in Adrien Brody or Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Alice Eve as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Kevin Pennington as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Stephen Moyer as Doctor Doom.
As we reported earlier today, the studio is also looking at three directors to take on the project, these directors include David Yates, Joe Carnahan, James McTeigue.
Nothing is official yet on any of this news, as of right now it's all just in the discussion phase. It should be interesting to see how much any of this news actually pans out.
According to the current Marvel comics continuity, the character Benjamin "Ben" Grimm was born on Yancy Street in New York City's Lower East Side. Ben had an early life of poverty and hardship, shaping young Grimm into a tough, streetwise scrapper. His older brother Daniel, whom Ben idolized, was killed in a street gang fight when Ben was eight years old. Excelling in football as a high school student, Ben received a full scholarship to Empire State University, where he meets his eventual life-long friend in a teenage genius named Reed Richards, as well as future enemy Victor Von Doom. After finishing college, having earned multiple advanced degrees in engineering, Grimm joins the United States Marine Corps, where he is trained as a test pilot. Following this, he crossed over into the United States Air Force and becomes an astronaut for NASA. This was all before the fateful accident in space which caused him to transform into The Thing.
What do you all think of Bruce Willis possibly taking on the role of The Thing?