Actress Mila Kunis is apparently in discussions to appear in a 'Fantastic Four' revival, but not as a role that many have previously thought would be appropriate for her.
In an unexpected turn of events, the actress from “Black Swan” is apparently being considered to portray The Thing.
An industry source who tweets as @MyTimeToShineH revealed the information.
They are looking at Jewish actors, both male AND female, for The Thing in Fantastic Four, tweeted the source on April 28. This insider has a reputation for receiving news before trade media. One of them is Mila Kunis.
According to aceshowbiz.com, Kunis has been linked to a role in the next 'Fantastic Four' film, which will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
She was seen heading to a deli with Matt Shakman, who has been linked to helm the next film, and it was speculated that she will portray Susan Storm.
In an appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on April 26, Kunis addressed the rumours.
She said, “The following day I was somehow in 'Fantastic Four,' because if you go to lunch with someone who is also in the profession, you then start working together, according to the internet.
The “Bad Moms” actress said that she “knows who is,” despite the fact that she won't be acting in the film. She, however, declined to provide any further information, stating that “none of you will find out” because she didn't want to “get in trouble with The Mouse” (executives at Disney).
Mila Kunis is NOT in discussions for Sue Strom, according to @MyTimeToShineH after the 39-year-old seemed to deny the rumour. She is being considered for another position.
Fans have been outspoken in their objection to rumours that a female actor may portray The Thing.
“I adore Marvel, listen. It might be advantageous to switch a character's gender sometimes. But if this does occur, I won't be watching,” one individual said in response to the news.
Another yelled, “Oh hell no.” “This has to be a joke…right @MarvelStudios???!?!?!.?!?!?” a stunned person penned on Twitter. Another had the same concern, “Wait feminine Thing? Someone person pleaded with her, “Please don't,” while another remarked, “I support gender equality, but I don't think Ben Grimm being switched around would be a good idea.”
After being exposed to cosmic rays while on a research journey to space, Ben Grimm transforms into The Thing, a superhero with a massive orange rock figure. Alongside the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, and Invisible Woman, he fights crime. The role was played by Michael Bailey Smith in the 1994 film “The Fantastic Four,” Michael Chiklis in the 2005 and 2007 sequels “Fantastic Four” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” and Jamie Bell in the 2015 remake of “The Fantastic Four,” which bombed.
The new film's cast has not yet been officially revealed, however Adam Driver was recently believed to be in final negotiations to play the title role of Reed Richards, also known as. Fantastic Mr.