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Tim Blake Nelson Confirms 'Fantastic Four' Role

May 3, 2014 (4:55 am) GMT
The Mole Man depicter also gives an idea of what to expect in the reboot as saying, 'The script has as much soul as it does action.'
Tim Blake Nelson

confirms that he joins the cast of "". Speaking to Tulsa World, the Tulsan native spills, "Yes, it's pretty much closed, with me playing Harvey Elder, who becomes the Mole Man."

"I absolutely loved working on Hulk," he says, referring to his role in "", "And feel extremely blessed that Marvel, Fox, and especially ('Fantastic Four' director) Josh Trank and his team have invited me back into the universe."

"The script is excellent. It has real heart, and it shows a true understanding of what it is to be a burgeoning adult geeked out to the margins," he adds. "Without going into detail, the script has as much soul as it does action, and it has a lot of action."

The new "Fantastic Four" will arrive on June 19, 2015. Simon Kinberg writes the script. , , , and play the lead roles, and will portray Doctor Doom. "" is set to follow on July 14, 2017.

Nelson's character reportedly will get an introduction in the first film before getting a bigger role in the next installment.

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