Fantastic Four reboot casts Mole Man

Tim Blake Nelson to play Harvey Elder, AKA the Mole Man, in Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four

Mole ManJosh Trank’s The Fantastic Four has cast Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder, otherwise known as the Mole Man.

THR reports that the veteran character actor (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Incredible Hulk, Lincoln) has signed on to join Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell in the film, with his character described as “an eccentric and socially awkward scientist.”

Fans of the comics will no doubt know that Elder is in fact the Mole Man, “shunned by humanity and leader of a subterranean group of monsters known as the Moloids.”

tim-blake-nelsonTHR’s sources are confident that we won’t be seeing Nelson as the Mole Man in the first movie, but that the stage will be set for Harvey Elder to take on full villainy duties in later films.

The Fantastic Four is set for release on 18 June 2015. You can buy Fantastic Four/Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer on Blu-ray for £13.99 at Amazon.co.uk. Find out more about the comics that inspired the film with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.