The Thing looks right, but does he wear pants?

Empire gave us today the first clear look at The Thing from Josh Trank’s new adaptation of the Fantastic Four. After I saw set pictures, I was afraid that they were going to some kind of grey Thing, but this represents I was wrong.


I have two problems with how this character looks like, and they are not exactly a big deal. First, we never seem to get the character right, but I don’t really know how much expression will this new Thing will have on his face. There’s a thing about the comic books that make this character so special, and it’s the fact that it’s almost unadaptable in the live-action form. This guy is a cartoon, basically. He has no proportion. His jaw has been something they never get like the comic book version of the character.

Second issue: is The Thing going to wear pants? We have a clear look at his face in this picture, but we don’t see his full body. Will he be butt-ass nude during his screentime? Or does the Thing has a suit, or some pants?

The character looks very cool, and I think the color and design is more than great. Let’s just see the movie, and I hope this guy has expressions since Bell did some motion capture for his character.

Source: Empire


2 thoughts on “The Thing looks right, but does he wear pants?”

  1. Your concerns have merit. The design from the comic books is very cartoony and would be difficult to adapt in to live action. The brow and the jaw are quite different than what is shown here. But, ultimately what should be important is the character. That is the inner character and if his emotions and expressions show through. He has a little more going on inside than the Hulk. So, I just hope we see it in the performance. That should be what’s important. Regardless of the use of CGI or Practical effects. So far I think the color looks right and the rock texture works for me. And he does look mean. Even though as we have pointed out. It is a drastic facial redesign. We can only hope for the best.

    1. Agree. I read awful stuff about the new Fantastic Four but it was changed. I think this movie will have a good spirit and hopefully it will be great. The Thing looks mean and nice, perhaps we will never get the cartoony version of the character, but I understand why. The important thing is what you said: the inner character. Thank you for your comments!

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