Finally, some news about the Fantastic Four reboot!
Ever since Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer bombed at the box office (I’m saying this compared to what it could have done, as it still made a lot of money), there have been rumors that Fox was going to reboot the franchise. But, other than confirmation that it was officially titled Fantastic Four Reborn and that it was in pre-production, news has been slim.
But, the folks at ScreenRant spoke to a source close to the production, who said that the Thing will now be 100 per cent CG.
This is excellent news because with all the advancements in CG technology, a properly done CG Thing will look absolutely fantastic! One of the major complaints about the 2nd Thing suit was the size ( I say 2nd because Roger Corman made the 1st suit in the 90s); Thing is supposed to be a big, hulking, rock monster type creature who is able to lift hundreds, if not thousands, of tons and dwarf everyone on his team in size. This just can’t be pulled off in a practical suit.
My source noted that work on Fantastic Four Reborn has been put on the back burner until X-Men: First Class is in the can and shooting for that film doesn’t begin until September.
It looks like we are still a ways away from seeing the finished product, but at least it appears that Fox has gotten off to a good start. The Thing needs to be a larger than life character that can stand toe-to-toe with the Hulk, and I think CG is the best way to do something like that.
What do you think of a completely CG Thing?