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Fantastic Four Adds Tim Blake Nelson as Mole Man

04.30.2014

Although the major roles have already been taken for the reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR, there is still plenty of room for others to join the Marvel Universe.  Enter Tim Blake Nelson, the O Brother, Where Art Thou star is in final talks to play Harvey Elder in the film. In comics lore, Elder is actually the Mole Man, shunned by humanity and leader of a subterranean group of monsters known as the Moloids.

Sources are saying Nelson will not appear as Mole Man in the first installment, so he is likely going to be a set up character for the already announced sequel.  He would then join the cast of Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm/Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/The Human Torch), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) and Toby Kebbell (Dr. Victor Von Doom).

It's rather fitting that Nelson get to play another character destined for a sequel because in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ he played Samuel Sterns, and was poised to become The Leader.  Well, we all know how that movie turned out.  Give ‘em hell Nelson!

THE FANTASTIC FOUR is scheduled to open on June 19th, 2015.

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Source: THR

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3:35PM on 05/01/2014
I thought he was brilliant as Samuel Sterns .... "Why are you always hitting people?" lolzzzz
I thought he was brilliant as Samuel Sterns .... "Why are you always hitting people?" lolzzzz
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3:29PM on 05/01/2014
Meh. Another character that no one cares about, in a movie that no one cares about.
Meh. Another character that no one cares about, in a movie that no one cares about.
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10:24AM on 05/01/2014
Tim Blake Nelson is such a great actor. I can see him bringing something to the mole man. Sadly this is the only positive casting about this film. Kate Mara is just too damn hot for this movie though.
Tim Blake Nelson is such a great actor. I can see him bringing something to the mole man. Sadly this is the only positive casting about this film. Kate Mara is just too damn hot for this movie though.
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10:17AM on 05/01/2014

Really???

Come on guys, this guy is old enough to buy alcohol. How could a seasoned talented actor fit into your cast of kiddies? What were you thinking?
Come on guys, this guy is old enough to buy alcohol. How could a seasoned talented actor fit into your cast of kiddies? What were you thinking?
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12:35PM on 05/01/2014
What kiddies? They're all in their mid to late twenties and pretty much the age they should be in an FF origin story.
What kiddies? They're all in their mid to late twenties and pretty much the age they should be in an FF origin story.
2:09PM on 05/01/2014
I see someone's a Preacher Fan...Solid
I see someone's a Preacher Fan...Solid
9:30AM on 05/01/2014
So this is a serious coming of age story of 4 people who become fantastic from cosmic rays and fight Dr Doom and then a second movie where their opponent is Mole Man.
This project just reeks of failure heaped on top of failure.
So this is a serious coming of age story of 4 people who become fantastic from cosmic rays and fight Dr Doom and then a second movie where their opponent is Mole Man.
This project just reeks of failure heaped on top of failure.
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9:25AM on 05/01/2014
Already announced sequel? Hahahahahaha! Wait until they see how badly this flops.
Already announced sequel? Hahahahahaha! Wait until they see how badly this flops.
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7:48AM on 05/01/2014
I actually want to see him come back as The Leader in a Hulk sequel.
I actually want to see him come back as The Leader in a Hulk sequel.
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3:27PM on 05/01/2014
Right? Glad I'm not the only one.
Right? Glad I'm not the only one.
3:31PM on 05/01/2014
That would be much more fitting.
That would be much more fitting.
5:21AM on 05/01/2014
Mole Man is a favorite of mine but I have no faith he'll resemble anything close to the comics.
Mole Man is a favorite of mine but I have no faith he'll resemble anything close to the comics.
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1:30AM on 05/01/2014
Nelson is great, that's perfect casting. Loved that film he made, Leaves of Grass. I'm not sure about how some of the other actors will fit their respective roles either, but they certainly aren't teenage eyecandy fluff actors like some people are denouncing. I hope the film surprises the haters and teach them something about not prejudging.
Nelson is great, that's perfect casting. Loved that film he made, Leaves of Grass. I'm not sure about how some of the other actors will fit their respective roles either, but they certainly aren't teenage eyecandy fluff actors like some people are denouncing. I hope the film surprises the haters and teach them something about not prejudging.
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1:09AM on 05/01/2014
Man, I wished he would be cast as Black Mask in the future.
Man, I wished he would be cast as Black Mask in the future.
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1:01AM on 05/01/2014
Leader of the Moloids? I doubt it. They'll probably have some dark and gritty take, like he's a homeless crack addict who has a mole. Or something.
Leader of the Moloids? I doubt it. They'll probably have some dark and gritty take, like he's a homeless crack addict who has a mole. Or something.
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1:10AM on 05/01/2014
Funny. And he only listens to the old jazz-rock band Matching Mole.
Funny. And he only listens to the old jazz-rock band Matching Mole.
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11:41PM on 04/30/2014
Kata Mara, I'm there.
Kata Mara, I'm there.
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11:28PM on 04/30/2014

I'm a firm believer of wait and see versus prejudging

Nothing about this project has made me skeptical of the direction Fox has decided to go in. Just a few years ago, Green Lantern had everything going for it: great cast, director, and a budget that granted it limitless possibilities. Unfortunately, it was utter crap. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was directed by the guys who helped write Community and directed You, Me, and Dupree, so I remain confident in this project until I see a trailer that convinces me otherwise.
Nothing about this project has made me skeptical of the direction Fox has decided to go in. Just a few years ago, Green Lantern had everything going for it: great cast, director, and a budget that granted it limitless possibilities. Unfortunately, it was utter crap. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was directed by the guys who helped write Community and directed You, Me, and Dupree, so I remain confident in this project until I see a trailer that convinces me otherwise.
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1:11AM on 05/01/2014
Hear Hear, a voice of reason!
Hear Hear, a voice of reason!
10:56PM on 04/30/2014

Mole Man = Incredibles

it's an F U to Disney/Marvel
it's an F U to Disney/Marvel
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10:51PM on 04/30/2014
The avatar on the link looks like Walter White in New Hampshire. lol
The avatar on the link looks like Walter White in New Hampshire. lol
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9:56PM on 04/30/2014
Smells like an upper lip
Smells like an upper lip
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9:01PM on 04/30/2014

Nooooooooooo!

Welp, there goes my hopes of seeing him in a future Avengers/Hulk flick or on the SHIELD tv show. Fuck.
Welp, there goes my hopes of seeing him in a future Avengers/Hulk flick or on the SHIELD tv show. Fuck.
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9:39PM on 04/30/2014
well it doesnt kill the chances. Evans jumped from F4 to Captain America
well it doesnt kill the chances. Evans jumped from F4 to Captain America
2:00AM on 05/01/2014
Yeah, but he never jumped back, which will probably happen now to Nelson. I really wanted to see Liv Tyler, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Roth and Ty Burrell show up again but the longer we go without them, the more likely Marvel is to forget them. Luckily Blonsky has been mentioned in SHIELD and The Consultant, so there's still hope, but The Leader is someone I always wanted to see them do. Until Rufalo mentioned in The Avengers about him breaking Harlem, which was awesome, I was worried
Yeah, but he never jumped back, which will probably happen now to Nelson. I really wanted to see Liv Tyler, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Roth and Ty Burrell show up again but the longer we go without them, the more likely Marvel is to forget them. Luckily Blonsky has been mentioned in SHIELD and The Consultant, so there's still hope, but The Leader is someone I always wanted to see them do. Until Rufalo mentioned in The Avengers about him breaking Harlem, which was awesome, I was worried Incredible Hulk would be forgotten completely. I just don't want one of the better Marvel movies to become the bastard child of their universe simply because they had to recast the actor. Mention that he got facial reconstruction to blend in, bring back one of the supporting actors and then all will be right.
8:50PM on 04/30/2014
So far this is the best casting of this movie.
So far this is the best casting of this movie.
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9:02PM on 04/30/2014
Best? More like only but negated by who he'll play
Best? More like only but negated by who he'll play
10:47PM on 04/30/2014
At least it's a better casting than the four leads.
At least it's a better casting than the four leads.
8:46PM on 04/30/2014
Wow what a headlining villain to set up for a sequel
Wow what a headlining villain to set up for a sequel
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8:44PM on 04/30/2014

Didn't read the article don't care about the article. You all are posting this "info" just to get traffic and hits.

You know 95% of this websites community doesn't give a fuck about this movie. How about this? Just let us know when a trailer drops, cause there is no info that can change my mind about this movie at all. People are going to swarm in here and say "fuck this movie, Human Torch is white" and whatever else that comes to mind. Tim Blake Nelson is a good actor and I hope he exits the project.
You know 95% of this websites community doesn't give a fuck about this movie. How about this? Just let us know when a trailer drops, cause there is no info that can change my mind about this movie at all. People are going to swarm in here and say "fuck this movie, Human Torch is white" and whatever else that comes to mind. Tim Blake Nelson is a good actor and I hope he exits the project.
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8:52PM on 04/30/2014
JimThe PARIAH kind of nails it. How about you'd stop feeling so entitled?
JimThe PARIAH kind of nails it. How about you'd stop feeling so entitled?
9:16PM on 04/30/2014
I apologize about sounding elitist, but this is just ridiculous. All they needed to do was to announce his casting and his character. Joblo isn't a fucking journalistic website. They don't need to tell us what character turns into who. We can look that up ourselves. They read what we write when they've been giving us news about this project. Do you know how many trailers have been released this week? Plenty, and some of them look pretty good also. I haven't even seen a fucking trailer for
I apologize about sounding elitist, but this is just ridiculous. All they needed to do was to announce his casting and his character. Joblo isn't a fucking journalistic website. They don't need to tell us what character turns into who. We can look that up ourselves. They read what we write when they've been giving us news about this project. Do you know how many trailers have been released this week? Plenty, and some of them look pretty good also. I haven't even seen a fucking trailer for Jeremy Renner, Jaquin Pheonix, and Marion Cotillard's new movie that gets a limited release in May, The Immigrant. I saw that trailer in Indiewire a couple of weeks ago. But whatever, I guess they feel turning Joblo into some tabloid/gossip movie news site about horrible news nobody cares about.
9:51PM on 04/30/2014
The Immigrant looks great. Can't wait to see it.
The Immigrant looks great. Can't wait to see it.
9:59PM on 04/30/2014
Yeah, it's madness how they're posting movie news on a movie news website. What a devious plan!

Seek help, dude.
Yeah, it's madness how they're posting movie news on a movie news website. What a devious plan!

Seek help, dude.
3:30PM on 05/01/2014
"Joblo isn't a fucking journalistic website"

...It really is, though...
"Joblo isn't a fucking journalistic website"

...It really is, though...
8:27PM on 04/30/2014
Was kind of hoping he would appear as the Leader in Incredible Hulk 2 and go head to head against Ruffalo's Hulk.

I'm a fan of the guy and think he's a great character actor. I still hope this film bombs like no other and the rights revert back to Marvel and they have to end up canceling the sequel altogether.
Was kind of hoping he would appear as the Leader in Incredible Hulk 2 and go head to head against Ruffalo's Hulk.

I'm a fan of the guy and think he's a great character actor. I still hope this film bombs like no other and the rights revert back to Marvel and they have to end up canceling the sequel altogether.
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