Tim Blake Nelson is in final negotiations to join the cast of Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot at 20th Century Fox.
Nelson will play Harvey Elder, an eccentric and socially awkward scientist who is also the Mole Man, the leader of a subterranean group of monsters known as the Moloids.
The Mole Man will NOT appear in this movie but his appearance does set up the character as a potential future villain.
This is hardly the first time Nelson has been in this position in a Marvel-related movie. In 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" he played Samuel Sterns, a reclusive scientist who is seen mutating in his final scenes which sets up the character's potential return as the villain The Leader.
Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Toby Kebbell and Michael B. Jordan also star in the "Fantastic Four" reboot which begins production shortly.
Source: Heat Vision