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.