The Incredible Hulk co-star Tim Blake Nelson is in final negotiations to join another Marvel movie. Fox wants to cast him in their reboot of The Fantastic Four. He will join director Josh Trank and the rest of the cast that includes Miles Teller as Reed Richards; Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm; Kate Mara as Sue Storm; Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Toby Kebbell as the villain, Victor von Doom.
According to THR, Nelson will play Harvey Elder, who is described as "an eccentric and socially awkward scientist." So it's basically the same character he played in The Incredible Hulk.
In the comics, the character Nelson is playing eventually becomes the Mole Man. He is rejected by humanity and becomes the leader of a subterranean group of monsters known as the Moloids.
According to the report, the Mole Man will not appear in this movie, but "Elder’s appearance does set up the character to be the villain in future installments of the franchise."
Nelson is such a great character actor to see up on the big screen, and it's great to see that he could actually have a fun, villainous role in the franchise.