Josh Gad linked to Fantastic Four reboot

News Simon Brew 28 Jan 2014 - 06:12

Might Frozen star Josh Gad be signing up for Fantastic Four duty?

UPDATE: This story has now been denied by both Josh Trank and Josh Gad.

Director Josh Trank is right in the midst of the casting process for his reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise, with only Michael B Jordan seemingly locked in as Johnny Storm so far. Strong rumours over the last week have resurfaced linking Miles Teller to the part of Reed Richards, but formal casting confirmation is still awaited.

So what about the role of Ben Grimm, also known as The Thing? Michael Chiklis took on the role in the previous pair of Fantastic Four movies. But now? Movies.com is linking Josh Gad to the role.

You can hear Josh Gad in cinemas at the moment, given that he voices Olaf the snowman in Frozen. He's also working on the screenplay for Twins sequel, Triplets.

How much truth there is to the rumour remains to be seen. Trank has already shot down a reported synopsis for the film that was doing the rounds last week, so there's clearly some misinformation out there. We wait and see if there's any substance to this latest rumour. We suspect we might not have long to wait...

Movies.com.

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