The Fantastic Four star Ebon Moss-Bachrach reveals reaction to landing role

ebon moss bachrach
The Fantastic Four star reveals reaction to roleROBYN BECK - Getty Images

The Bear star Ebon Moss-Bachrach has revealed his reaction to landing the role of Ben Grimm – AKA The Thing – in the MCU's upcoming film.

Moss-Bachrach was announced for the role on Valentine's Day (February 14), alongside The Last of Us's Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/ Mr Fantastic, The Crown star Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/ The Invisible Woman and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) as Johnny Storm/ The Human Torch – making up Marvel's first family, the Fantastic Four.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the same interview he revealed that the cast of the film already have a dedicated group chat, Moss-Bachrach shared the first thing he did after landing the role.

ebon moss bachrach
ROBYN BECK - Getty Images

Related: How The Fantastic Four could avoid classic MCU 'plot hole'

"I got a call from my agent," Moss-Bachrach started, revealing that he found out the good news during last year's strikes, "and I wasn’t thinking about work at all because writers were striking and then actors were probably going to strike — and he said: 'Yeah, they asked you to play The Thing.'"

fantastic four poster
Marvel Studios

Related: Fantastic Four has an unexpected It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia inspiration

"And I remember, because I was right on Fifth Avenue and 21st Street [in New York City], and I was so shocked, and I was walking, and the next thing I realised, I was right in front of Astor Wines. So I went in and bought a bunch of mezcal.”

Any further casting for The Fantastic Four – including the role of the film's undisclosed villain – has not been announced, with the same being true for the film's plot.

The film has been through several changes, both release-date wise and in the behind the scenes crew, with WandaVision director Matt Shakman now set to helm.

The Fantastic Four will be released on July 25, 2025.

You Might Also Like