You want me to play, that "Thing"?

Personally I think he’d make a better Lex Luthor than a ‘Thing/Ben Grimm’ but regardless Marvel is indeed talking to Michael Chiklis [The Shield] about getting all rock-strewn carroty for the upcoming “Fantastic Four” movie, according to Dark Horizons. Seems the preferred – for fans and journos – up till now for the role had been John C.Reilly, I do wonder whether he’s actually tested yet? Or even wants to. Still, this would be a big thing for Chiklis, starring in a big-time flick like F4, maybe it’s well deserved?