It looks like we could finally be introduced to The Thing in Marvel Cinematic Universe! Thanks to a scoop posted on Reddit via 4chan, it looks like we will see Benjamin Grimm’s debut in the main MCU continuity. Jason Segel is rumored to be playing him.
Even though The Thing won’t be the first Fantastic Four member in the MCU, it will be the first in this, main, reality.
We sow a bit of Reed Richards in Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, but as we now know, unfortunately, that wasn’t the reality we will be following. Also, he was dispossessed really quickly.
On the other hand, it looks like The Thing will have a small cameo role in the upcoming She-Hulk TV show, where, according to a scoop, he will be joining the show near the end. It is said that he will be introduced in episode 8 and have a few fights with the Wrecking Crew in episodes 9 and 10.
It’s also mentioned that The Thing should be sharing a screen not only with She-Hulk but also with another lawyer/fighter, Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.
According to them, The Thing should’ve joined the MCU in Spider-Man: No Way Home, before setting his debut in She-Hulk.
Check out the original published scoop from Reddit.
It is also said that Jason Segel should be playing Ben Grimm, and what will it look like in CGI, it is left to be seen.
Jason Segel is best known to fans as Marshall Eriksen from How I Met Your Mother. He also starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets, The End of the Tour, Sex Tape, and many more.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will be following Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specializing in cases involving superhumans, who also becomes the green superhero She-Hulk.
After the first trailer for the show, it was criticized by fans for the bad CGI, so we have to wonder if The Thing does turn out in the show, what will he look like? Will he be ready to join the movie part of the MCU, or will there be more changes to his CGI in the future?
After everything is said, we do hope we will see The Thing in She-Hulk and the first real connection to the Fantastic Four, but this scoop has to be taken with a grain of salt. It has some sense to connect The Thing with She-Hulk (especially if The Hulk will be there), as they are often connected in the comics, but this story is far from officially confirmed.
She-Hulk is set to premiere on August 17, 2022, and will conclude on October 12 on Disney+. If the scoop is right, we won’t be seeing Jason Segel as Ben right from the beginning of the show, but we will have to wait for the last three episodes. Fingers crossed.