Thing...motherf***er looks just like The Thing!

Sure, Tim Roth was talking about Lawrence Tierney in Reservoir Dogs when he uttered the above line, but he could have easily been describing Michael Chiklis. And now not only does he resemble the Thing, but according to Latino Review, he's up for the role in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Also, Tim Robbins is supposedly up for Dr. Doom as well.

Well, if it's true...that's actually pretty decent news. Yesterday I was down in the dumps after learning that Tim Story, the director of Barbershop, had signed up to direct. Barbershop was a perfectly fine comedy at all, but that was more the writing and the talent involved. Nobody walks out of Barbership saying "I'm keeping my eye on this director, he's going places!" I mean, besides Tim Story's agent. And possibly his mother.

I have no problem whatsoever with Chiklis or Robbins for their respective roles. Chiklis has the right combo of tough guy/pathos to make an affable enough orange fella. And Robbins can do the whole "thinking man's bad guy", so it would be a perfect start to casting. I like that that they're talking to actors, not just big stars or C-list wankers. Which means, of course...they'll probably turn around and cast Michael Clarke Duncan and Matthew Modine instead.

Now, for the casting people reading this (because I'm positive Drew's Blog-O-Rama has gotta be their start page every morning), here's the best way to round out the remaining casting decisions:

Reed Richards (a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic): Guy Pearce.
Susan 'Sue' Storm (a.k.a. Invisible Girl): Naomi Watts.
Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Human Torch): Heath Ledger.

I'll expect my finder's fee check in the mail, guys.

posted by drew on 4/06/2004

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