Tim Blake Nelson joining Fantastic Four reboot

News Simon Brew 1 May 2014 - 06:29

Tim Blake Nelson goes from The Incredible Hulk to Fantastic Four...

There's about to be a further addition to the cast of Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, which is in production any minute now. Tim Blake Nelson - who appeared in Marvel's The Incredible Hulk movie - is to play Harvey Elder, better known as the villain Mole Man.

Described as "an eccentric and socially awkward scientist", The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the character's inclusion. It also noted that Tim Blake Nelson's role in the new film won't be a big one, and instead the idea is to set "up the character to be the villain in future instalments of the franchise". Fox has already announced the release date for Fantastic Four 2, which it wants ready for the summer of 2017. Will Mole Man be the main villain there, we wonder?

The immediate priority, though, is getting Fantastic Four together for its June 19th 2015 release date. Filming starts shortly.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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