Michael Clarke Duncan in Fantastic Four as The Thing?

KingPin.jpgApparently Michael Clarke Duncan has been talking with the brain trust behind the upcoming Marvel comic movie The Fantastic Four. If this all works out it would be the second Marvel character Duncan has played. The first being KingPin in the much underrated DareDevil.

I’m a big fan of Duncan’s work. He was actually nominated for an Academy Award for his amazing work in The Green Mile, a film where he upstaged Tom Hanks (not an easy thing to do). Even in the poor films he’s appeared in, Duncan is always worth watching. Planet of the Apes, Armageddon, The Scorpion King, The Whole Nine Yards are some of his better efforts (in my opinion). I think he would be a fantastic Ben Grimm. I hope this is one of those rumors that actually works out.