Yesterday saw the rumor that Josh Gad was being looked at for the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Now both Josh Gad and director Josh Trank have taken to Twitter to shoot down the rumor.
If true, this would have been the first name attached to play the character.
Everyone please calm down. There is no truth to rumor of me playing Grimm . Besides, I'm too busy prepping to play a young Luke Skywalker.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 28, 2014
Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release.