Up until a few months ago, Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot was shrouded in mystery and riddled with rumors regarding production issues. Whether or not any of those things ended up to be true, and if they will affect the quality of the film, is still highly contested.
But for now, fans of the Marvel comic book can take this time to revel in, or critique, Trank's fresh take thus far before seeing the finished product. Earlier today, Empire released three more stills to stoke the fans' fire. While they're all interesting, the most important thing is that this time we get to see The Thing's full look!
When the first trailer released, all we got was this look at The Thing from behind:
Then a quick glimpse of his transformation:
Although his face had been kept under wraps, these new stills give fans a look at Jamie Bell mo-capped and transformed into The Thing's rocky exterior!
Fans of the comic book may not be too fond of the reboot's new design, but personally I think it's pretty good if they're going for a darker, grittier look.
This iteration of The Thing is a far cry from the his orange look in the films of the mid 2000s, which drew more inspiration from Marvel's source material:
The new stills also show the team, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Kate Mara as Jordan's adopted sister, Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as the Ben Grimm/Thing as they venture out into another dimension:
The final image shows Miles Teller strapped to a gurney, likely after the ultimate excursion that gave them their powers:
Do his arms look a little longer than usual to you guys?
The Fantastic Four focuses on Ultimate Fantastic Four in which the team teleports to an alternate, dangerous universe, a trip which leaves them with shockingly altered physical states. Together, the group must learn how to harness their abilities and use them to save the planet.
If you haven't already, check out the trailer for [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667) set to be released on August 7, 2015.
What do you guys think of The Thing's new look? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments section!
(Via: Empire, 20th Century Fox)