Blake to play second villain in `The Fantastic Four`?

PTI| Last Updated: May 03, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

Los Angeles: The `Incredible Hulk` actor Tim Blake Nelson is reportedly in final negotiations to play Harvey Elder in the various installments of `The Fantastic Four` rebooted franchise.

Although his character of the Mole Man will not make an appearance in the first installment of the rebooted franchise, reportedly.

The movie is believed to be a platform to introduce Elder before the character gets a bigger role in the future film.

The first movie will arrive on June 19, 2015. Josh Trank will serve as a director, while Simon Kinberg will write the script. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, and Jamie Bell play the lead roles, and Toby Kebbell will portray Doctor Doom.

`The Fantastic Four 2` is set to follow on July 14, 2017.