Report: TIM BLAKE NELSON Cast as MOLE MAN in FANTASTIC FOUR

Tim Blake Nelson in 'The Incredible Hulk'
Tim Blake Nelson in 'The Incredible Hulk'
Credit: Universal Pictures

Marvel movie veteran Tim Blake Nelson, who played socially awkward scientist Samuel Sterns, the alter ego of supervillain The Leader in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, is reportedly in final negotiations to join Fox’s 2015 Fantastic Four reboot as socially awkward scientist Harvey Elder, the alter-ego of supervillain The Mole Man.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blake won’t appear in The Fantastic Four as the Mole Man, but his appearance as Elder will set up the Mole Man’s possible villain role in future films, similar to his Hulk role.

Toby Kebbell is playing villain Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s film, opposite Kate Mara (Sue Storm), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm), Miles Teller (Reed Richards), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/the Thing).

Fox reportedly did not comment on Blake’s casting.

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