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Terry Crews could definitely see himself playing Thing in Fantastic Four

Oct. 3, 2013by: Niki Stephens

After all that fan lobbying, and the fact that Vin Diesel is Vin Diesel, the actor finally landed a role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. What's cool is that we may even actually get to see him in more than just a voice role in the future if he lands something like INHUMANS.

So if that worked for Diesel, can it also work for someone like Terry Crews? I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE Crews. He's won me over in every role especially WHITE CHICKS. Yes, that movie is hilarious mainly because Crews comes in and steals the show.

Like Diesel, Crews is soon to voice a comic book character but this one will be for the small screen. Crews will lend his voice to Blade in Disney's Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special. While there is no next comic role on the horizon for the actor, he did remark on who he'd want to play.

One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from Fantastic Four. Another character Ive always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus.

Crews has good timing since FANTASTIC FOUR just landed Simon Kinberg has the screenwriter. Could he be trying to get his foot in the door? It's completely possible. However, as for the role of Colossus, that's currently taken by the young Daniel Cudmore.

Yes, Crews is only just talking about what he'd like to do but why not be your own hype machine? I'm sure there are fans out there who would support him as Thing. Crews knows that there has to be a certain amount of interest from both the studio and the fans in order to get a part like that one, You cant make yourself President; the people make you the President. If people want me to be a part of this superhero genre, itll happen. People get what they want. I feel like we need to make new superheroes, African-American superheroes, that people would accept. Whatever I do, it has to be right for me, for the character, and for the fans.

Source: Newsarama

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10:39AM on 10/07/2013
I could get behind that BUT he'd be a fantastic contemporary Luke Cage for a new generation of Avengers :)
I could get behind that BUT he'd be a fantastic contemporary Luke Cage for a new generation of Avengers :)
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5:06AM on 10/05/2013

Isn't it obvious?

Vin Diesel for The Thing.
Vin Diesel for The Thing.
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1:10PM on 10/04/2013

no no no no no

No more Live Action Thing. No Terry Crews as the Thing. Is Fox gonna race swap the entire cast?
No more Live Action Thing. No Terry Crews as the Thing. Is Fox gonna race swap the entire cast?
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8:16AM on 10/04/2013

Like the guy but....

He can't act in anything besides a comedic film or an action film with one liners. He has a likability be he ain't no Vin Diesel. His acting abilities are REALLY limited.
He can't act in anything besides a comedic film or an action film with one liners. He has a likability be he ain't no Vin Diesel. His acting abilities are REALLY limited.
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6:29AM on 10/04/2013

Hmmm

1. She can't write (...and White Chicks? I try not to look down on ppl bc of the stupid shit they like. Some ppl certainly have to find some of my interests stupid, but white chicks is really at that line, it's just barely above the "spoof" movies that seem like they've passed.)
2. And Crews can't act. I wouldn't mind watching him be one of the villain's henchmen or something I guess
3. But fuck it, just give black ppl fantastic four. As a man who has the same skin color as every superhero
1. She can't write (...and White Chicks? I try not to look down on ppl bc of the stupid shit they like. Some ppl certainly have to find some of my interests stupid, but white chicks is really at that line, it's just barely above the "spoof" movies that seem like they've passed.)
2. And Crews can't act. I wouldn't mind watching him be one of the villain's henchmen or something I guess
3. But fuck it, just give black ppl fantastic four. As a man who has the same skin color as every superhero he watches (except for Blade, War Machine,...and The Hulk), I, hereby, average white guy, will give the Fantastic Four franchise to black ppl. Terry Crews as the Thing, Mike B. Jordan as Human Torch (which I think sucks for him because he's a really good actor), Gabrielle Union or Madea for mrs. Fantastic, and....I don't know, can we get Will Smith for Reed Richards?
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5:15AM on 10/04/2013
By the way...should Ben Grimm be black ...and Johnny Storm be black...and this would mean Sue Storm would be black (unless they really f with us and make Johnny Storm adopted or change his surname and break the sibling link) how does one feel about that?
By the way...should Ben Grimm be black ...and Johnny Storm be black...and this would mean Sue Storm would be black (unless they really f with us and make Johnny Storm adopted or change his surname and break the sibling link) how does one feel about that?
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5:10AM on 10/04/2013
I could see him playing Ben Grimm. Am I saying this because I know that when he's the Thing (for most of the movie) we won't see his skin colour? I had no problems with Michael Clarke Duncan being Kingpin (thought he made a brilliant Kingpin). Am I saying this because the Kingpin is a criminal? I had an issue with James Bond and Johnny Storm being black. Oh lord...I think I'm a racist ....subconciously so. :o(
I could see him playing Ben Grimm. Am I saying this because I know that when he's the Thing (for most of the movie) we won't see his skin colour? I had no problems with Michael Clarke Duncan being Kingpin (thought he made a brilliant Kingpin). Am I saying this because the Kingpin is a criminal? I had an issue with James Bond and Johnny Storm being black. Oh lord...I think I'm a racist ....subconciously so. :o(
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6:35AM on 10/04/2013
Duncan was brilliant casting. I understand why black actors want to be in these movies, and having some of them saying they want the black panther or luke cage roles. I think Donald Glover would've been cool as Spidey. Some characters I do mind. What I don't understand though, is why don't these black actors hook up with writers and create black superhero characters from the ground up?
Duncan was brilliant casting. I understand why black actors want to be in these movies, and having some of them saying they want the black panther or luke cage roles. I think Donald Glover would've been cool as Spidey. Some characters I do mind. What I don't understand though, is why don't these black actors hook up with writers and create black superhero characters from the ground up?
4:17AM on 10/04/2013
Like The Hulk, The Thing needs to be CGI.
Like The Hulk, The Thing needs to be CGI.
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2:59AM on 10/04/2013
I think it would be a shame for him to hide that impressive physique under makeup or CGI; there's probably a superhero role for him out there that's more suitable. Luke Cage?
I think it would be a shame for him to hide that impressive physique under makeup or CGI; there's probably a superhero role for him out there that's more suitable. Luke Cage?
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12:40AM on 10/04/2013
Even though The Thing isn't obviously African American, I've always enjoyed Crews in every movie that he has been in. He's a good actor, but since the character isn't African American, I can't say that he would be a good fit for the character.

I do like his enthusiasm though.
Even though The Thing isn't obviously African American, I've always enjoyed Crews in every movie that he has been in. He's a good actor, but since the character isn't African American, I can't say that he would be a good fit for the character.

I do like his enthusiasm though.
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12:27AM on 10/04/2013
Avengers: Rise of Comacho. Make it happen.
Avengers: Rise of Comacho. Make it happen.
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11:56PM on 10/03/2013

i can dig it

ben grimm needs that loyal best friend quality which i can see terry crews pulling off.
ben grimm needs that loyal best friend quality which i can see terry crews pulling off.
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10:25PM on 10/03/2013
Michael Jordan as Human Torch, Terry Crews as the thing. Megan Good as Invisible woman, and Michael Ealy as Mr fantastic
Michael Jordan as Human Torch, Terry Crews as the thing. Megan Good as Invisible woman, and Michael Ealy as Mr fantastic
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11:53PM on 10/03/2013
the blaxploitastic 4!
the blaxploitastic 4!
12:38AM on 10/04/2013
Is this the BET version of Fantastic Four?!?!?!
Is this the BET version of Fantastic Four?!?!?!
6:41AM on 10/04/2013
No Kevin Hart for mr fantastic. But seriously you guys are all racist.
No Kevin Hart for mr fantastic. But seriously you guys are all racist.
10:22PM on 10/03/2013

Two words

Power Man!
Power Man!
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9:49PM on 10/03/2013
Fantastic Four is shaping up to be "The Wiz" of superhero movies
Fantastic Four is shaping up to be "The Wiz" of superhero movies
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9:35PM on 10/03/2013

He'd make a great Thing

not so big on Colossus. Of course, there's always Luke Cage . . .
not so big on Colossus. Of course, there's always Luke Cage . . .
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