Fantastic Four rumor: Bruce Willis could be The Thing

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Comic Book Movie has an inside source that says Fox wants to get Bruce Willis to play Ben Grimm in the new Fantastic Four reboot. Since most people seemed to hate the rubber costume that was used previously, the studio has decided to turn this version of The Thing into a CGI character. As a result, if Willis does end up taking the job, he'll mostly just be doing voice-over work.

Willis really is a perfect fit for the role. He kind of already looks like a smooth human version of The Thing, and let's not forget that his badass levels are off the chart. Sign him up and put it in the books, as far as we're concerned.

Another rumor has been floating around this morning that Kiefer Sutherland is also being considered for the part. Although Kiefer seems a little more awkward visually, his raspy voice may give the character that extra edge that it was missing in the first two films. He's not a bad choice, really, but we prefer Willis.