Exclusive: The First Look At Fantastic Four's The Thing
Along with two new exclusive images from the film
So far, in the build-up to Josh Trank’s reboot of the Fantastic Four, we've had a teaser trailer, a poster, another poster, and some character featurettes. Now, here's the first look at Jamie Bell as The Thing, as well as two other stills from the new superhero reboot.
We’ve had detailed looks at Miles Teller as Reed Richards, AKA the stretchy Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/the Invisible Woman, and Michael B. Jordan as the hot-headed Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. And we’ve even seen Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, the fourth member of the quartet who are imbued with superpowers after travelling to an alternate dimension.
But we haven’t had a good look at Grimm post-trip and post-transformation… until, as Trailer Voice Man is wont to say, now. Ladies and gentlemen, behold… the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing.
It’s a world away from the slightly rubbery suit that Michael Chiklis donned for the two FF movies back in 2005 and 2007. This time, Trank went down the mo-cap route, with Bell donning the dotted leotard, to better impart the rocky-skinned The Thing with Grimm’s personality and mannerisms. “Jamie in real life is a tough guy,” Trank told Empire recently. “He exudes this strength. Ben is Reed’s best friend in the archetypal, spiritual way, and you want that character to have that warmth and that strength.”
As well as this impressive first look at the fully CG Thing, we’ve also been given two new, exclusive shots from the movie, including the four as they mount the fateful expedition to another dimension that changes them forever; and a shot of Teller on a gurney, presumably post-exploration. Look closely, and we swear those arms are just a little longer than they should be...
But The Thing is the thing here. What do you think of this new version of the Fantastic Four’s soulful strong man? We can’t wait to see him in action – and hear how Bell is tackling Grimm’s thick New York accent.
Fantastic Four is released in the UK on August 6.