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Is this the first look at The Thing in Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four?

07.28.2014

While 20th Century Fox and Josh Trank elected not to showcase anything related to the upcoming reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a new image has been making the rounds and purports to be the first look at the design for The Thing in the Marvel superhero film.

The image has been tweeted numerous times (and taken down just as many) and features a watermark for Justified Films which does not appear to have any connection to THE FANTASTIC FOUR production. The image is a hazy look at a green screen and shows a reference model for The Thing, similar to what was used during THE AVENGERS for The Hulk. While this has yet to be substantiated, the fact the images continue to be deleted may hint that this is what we can expect The Thing to look like.

Jamie Bell will portray Ben Grimm in THE FANTASTIC FOUR and likely we will doing the motion capture for The Thing after his transformation. While I liked Michael Chiklis in the previous FANTASTIC FOUR movies and loved their use of practical effects, this looks good too. THE FANTASTIC FOUR is said to be going for a more gritty and dark take on the story, so this design is slightly more along those lines. But, it is The Thing, so as long as it looks unlike the Roger Corman version, we are all good.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR hits theaters on June 19, 2015.

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4:46PM on 07/30/2014
If this is a hoax i wouldnt be surprised because, I was wondering where i've seen this and suddenly it clicked...Remember Thor 2 when that huge stone monster got smashed? Watch that scene frame by frame and prepared to have your mind blown!
If this is a hoax i wouldnt be surprised because, I was wondering where i've seen this and suddenly it clicked...Remember Thor 2 when that huge stone monster got smashed? Watch that scene frame by frame and prepared to have your mind blown!
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10:03AM on 07/29/2014
I like the look a lot, Ben Grimm has never looked better!
I like the look a lot, Ben Grimm has never looked better!
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8:33AM on 07/29/2014
He looks really great. I can't freaking wait to see this movie, Josh Trank is a genius.
He looks really great. I can't freaking wait to see this movie, Josh Trank is a genius.
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8:28AM on 07/29/2014

not bad...

But I didn't know there was an FF movie in the work...
I thought it was a movie about 'coming of age', disabilities and NOT any comics story...
My bad... NOT !
But I didn't know there was an FF movie in the work...
I thought it was a movie about 'coming of age', disabilities and NOT any comics story...
My bad... NOT !
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4:19AM on 07/29/2014

First "Thing" I don't hate!

I didn't even realize what I did in that title until I picked a rating for the article. I like the way he looks and it would be cool to see some practical effects mixed with the CGI. While this could just be a place holder for a CGI insert of some sort it looks pretty awesome and they should go with a practical face and maybe a CGI body when possible. This is the first thing I've had a positive feeling about other than hiring Josh Trank...I really believe he has a good F4 movie in him but he
I didn't even realize what I did in that title until I picked a rating for the article. I like the way he looks and it would be cool to see some practical effects mixed with the CGI. While this could just be a place holder for a CGI insert of some sort it looks pretty awesome and they should go with a practical face and maybe a CGI body when possible. This is the first thing I've had a positive feeling about other than hiring Josh Trank...I really believe he has a good F4 movie in him but he may be handcuffed by the studio with terrible casting and a worse story. I do think we could get some cool visuals and a couple of decent action sequences but the decisions to stray so far from the comic will make it hard to enjoy this film no matter how well Trank does behind the camera.
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2:23AM on 07/29/2014
Looking at those cheekbones and that jawline... kinda reminds me of Thanos, more than The Thing.

Now awful, just a bit distracting...
Looking at those cheekbones and that jawline... kinda reminds me of Thanos, more than The Thing.

Now awful, just a bit distracting...
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12:59AM on 07/29/2014
Some have the notion of hating everything about this movie no matter what, however this actually looks very good. One little piece, I know I know.
Some have the notion of hating everything about this movie no matter what, however this actually looks very good. One little piece, I know I know.
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8:32AM on 07/29/2014
You're right. I DO hate everything about this movie so far.
Still, I have to admit this 'thing' looks nice.
You're right. I DO hate everything about this movie so far.
Still, I have to admit this 'thing' looks nice.
9:23PM on 07/28/2014
Well, so far so good - at least The Thing looks like what he should look.
Well, so far so good - at least The Thing looks like what he should look.
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9:19PM on 07/28/2014

looks good

Looks like the thing and not that rubber cement suit shown in the last movies. No complaints here.
Looks like the thing and not that rubber cement suit shown in the last movies. No complaints here.
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7:04PM on 07/28/2014
It's not a bad design necessarily.

I'm just not getting a Thing vibe from this. It looks like some rock monster from a generic fantasy film.
It's not a bad design necessarily.

I'm just not getting a Thing vibe from this. It looks like some rock monster from a generic fantasy film.
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6:42PM on 07/28/2014
Better than I would have expected... Which means this is probably false.
Better than I would have expected... Which means this is probably false.
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6:26PM on 07/28/2014
I'd rather have Michael Chiklis back.

I'd rather have Michael Chiklis back.

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1:02PM on 07/29/2014
Why do you have to hate everything about this movie? Just because you're upset with the cast doesn't mean the entire movie will be shit. I'm not saying I'm totally sold on or even super excited for this flick, but this actually looks like a pretty cool design for The Thing. The vision for this film might not be what your expecting but it could be a pleasant surprise. If you're so passionate about the comics then why not give this project a little cautious optimism? You seem to be overly
Why do you have to hate everything about this movie? Just because you're upset with the cast doesn't mean the entire movie will be shit. I'm not saying I'm totally sold on or even super excited for this flick, but this actually looks like a pretty cool design for The Thing. The vision for this film might not be what your expecting but it could be a pleasant surprise. If you're so passionate about the comics then why not give this project a little cautious optimism? You seem to be overly optimistic about literally every other superhero project in development right now. I just don't get how you shit on every scrap of news or rumor, and when we finally see something that actually looks fresh and interesting you automatically relegate it to the shit bin. Give the thing a chance.
6:20PM on 07/28/2014
Yeah, it's not bad, but the issue I have is, his face has too much of a skull outline. The visual design evokes death and war too much. The Thing is supposed to be this nice guy underneath his frightening appearance, and sure that's needs to be a contrast, but his appearance still needs to hint at that personality somehow. Instead, this design implies an intimidating force who will mercilessly crush evildoers beneath his stoney fist.
Yeah, it's not bad, but the issue I have is, his face has too much of a skull outline. The visual design evokes death and war too much. The Thing is supposed to be this nice guy underneath his frightening appearance, and sure that's needs to be a contrast, but his appearance still needs to hint at that personality somehow. Instead, this design implies an intimidating force who will mercilessly crush evildoers beneath his stoney fist.
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5:49PM on 07/28/2014
If it looks like a turd, and smells like a turd....
If it looks like a turd, and smells like a turd....
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6:29PM on 07/28/2014
hahahahhah looks like he's made of turds
hahahahhah looks like he's made of turds
5:32PM on 07/28/2014
Big improvement over Chiklis' man in suit look. I miss the old comic version's long upper lip and huge brows, but I guess this looks a bit like Jamey Bell's face.
Big improvement over Chiklis' man in suit look. I miss the old comic version's long upper lip and huge brows, but I guess this looks a bit like Jamey Bell's face.
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5:29PM on 07/28/2014
Ever since the Dark Knight made bank every studio is trying to make comic movies dark and gritty. F4 and Superman are not dark comics.
Ever since the Dark Knight made bank every studio is trying to make comic movies dark and gritty. F4 and Superman are not dark comics.
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4:22AM on 07/29/2014
How do you know that this is going to be a dark take on the material after seeing one still photo of the head of one character? Seems like a long jump to a far away conclusion!
How do you know that this is going to be a dark take on the material after seeing one still photo of the head of one character? Seems like a long jump to a far away conclusion!
6:19AM on 07/29/2014
I doubt it's going to be a jolly romp when people like Michael B. Jordan have stated that it's all about people coming to terms with their new superhero "disabilities".
I doubt it's going to be a jolly romp when people like Michael B. Jordan have stated that it's all about people coming to terms with their new superhero "disabilities".
5:09PM on 07/28/2014

Not bad.

It's still low on my list of 2015 movies, but this, "Thing" is way better than the old one.
It's still low on my list of 2015 movies, but this, "Thing" is way better than the old one.
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5:00PM on 07/28/2014
I prefer the brows but this doesn't look bad, looks better than the version we had seen previously. I am not looking forward to the reboot so far though.
I prefer the brows but this doesn't look bad, looks better than the version we had seen previously. I am not looking forward to the reboot so far though.
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4:45PM on 07/28/2014
I feel as if with all the hate and backlash F4 is getting, the bar is so low, that any thing somewhat good is a triumph. Not to say this is breathtaking, but I think it's cool

I'm still up for it. I can understand the die hard fans frustrations. but to be honest, I'm gonna see it regardless. I'm sucker for superheroes, man.
I feel as if with all the hate and backlash F4 is getting, the bar is so low, that any thing somewhat good is a triumph. Not to say this is breathtaking, but I think it's cool

I'm still up for it. I can understand the die hard fans frustrations. but to be honest, I'm gonna see it regardless. I'm sucker for superheroes, man.
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4:36PM on 07/28/2014
Hurray!!! - said no one
Hurray!!! - said no one
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4:32PM on 07/28/2014
Nice design. But that's the only thing I've seen or read about the new Fantastic Four movie that looks decent. Still think I'll be skipping the movie however.
Nice design. But that's the only thing I've seen or read about the new Fantastic Four movie that looks decent. Still think I'll be skipping the movie however.
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