Someone working on Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ might be in a bit of trouble. A billboard for the upcoming film was released overseas and, thanks to a little thing called the internet, we all have our first look at The Thing!
Accidental leak or marketing scheme? A billboard for the new Fantastic Four, due out Aug. 7, was put up overseas and it gives us our first look at the iconic character The Thing. Of course, the image being revealed in this way raises a ton of questions. For starters, why let a grainy social media picture spoil the character’s big reveal, rather than official imagery? Regardless though, we’ll take what we can get! Check out the pic!
‘Fantastic Four’: The Thing
That’s one way to do things.
Fantastic Four is definitely one of this summer’s most anticipated new films. Starring Kate Mara and Miles Teller, it’s sure to be a massive hit. So, why reveal one of the most anticipated characters this way?
In the, uh, low quality image uploaded to Instagram by a random guy, we see Kate, Miles and, yup, The Thing. It’s hard to make out a ton of detail about The Thing, but it’s enough to get a general idea.
A ‘Fantastic Four’ Makeover
Whether or not the leaked image is a mistake, we can probably expect some official stills or footage of The Thing sometime soon. In the meantime though, we’ll just have to be satisfied with what we have, knowing we are mere months from the film’s release.
The revamped film follows the 2005 adaptation of the comic book, which starred Jessica Alba. On the heels of that release, a sequel titled Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released in 2007. Neither was well received critically, inspiring a total reinvention for this newest installment.
What do you think of The Thing? Are you excited for Fantastic Four?
— Casey Mink