Twentieth Century Fox is pursuing the big voices of Bruce Willis and Kiefer Sutherland to play The Thing in the next Fantastic Four.
During Comic-Con back in July we found out that one member of the next Fantastic Fourmovie would be created on screen completely in CGI. I am of course referring to , or Ben Grimm as he used to be called before cosmic rays turned him into the lovable orange rock monster we now know him as.
While Twentieth Century Fox seeks out replacement actors to fill out the cast of the nextFantastic Four franchise installment, they’re looking for a different set of acting qualities in an actor who will play The Thing. Specifically, they need someone with star quality who has a commanding voice. If Fox has their wish, it could be either Bruce Willis or who brings the voice of Ben Grimm to life.
Comic Book Movie reported earlier today that Fox is pursuing Bruce Willis to play Ben Grimm and the voice of CGI version of The Thing in the Fantastic Four quasi-reboot. I had heard the same throughout this last week without confirmation but I’m also hearing now that Kiefer Sutherland is the other choice of interest for the studio at the moment.
I’m a big fan of Kiefer but I can see Fox pushing hard for Bruce Willis’ name and starpower to help sell the movie. That being said, I’d prefer Kiefer’s voice as The Thing if I had to pick.
The tentative plan is for Fantastic Four to being production next year for a Summer 2012 release.