In Fox’s first two ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, the team’s depiction, while somewhat controversial, hewed fairly close to the comics. They stuck with the comics’ “unstable molecules” explanation for as to how Johnny Storm’s uniform didn’t burn off, how Sue’s could also turn invisible and how Reed’s stretched along with his shape-shifting body. Plus, the suits looked essentially the same as they do in the comics. Don’t expect traditional super hero spandex with the new movie however.
Along with… well, everything else they seem to be changing, expect far more adjustments, including to their iconic costumes. Michael B. Jordan who is playing the new Johnny Storm described the new movie as more:
“Grounded… without going to the cheesy superhero outfits…. It’s a new look. We are all in containment suits. The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up. It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work.”
Containment suits? How will that affect the dialogue? Are they going to be muffled throughout?
Earlier, co-star Miles Teller, who is playing the new Reed Richards kind of dismissed the first two movies, saying:
“We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into.”
Fox seems to be intentionally making a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie that is ‘Fantastic Four’ in name only, just to spite Marvel and keep the rights to the franchise. On its part, Marvel has retaliated by cancelling both ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’ (which only starred one major FF character, Sue Storm) and the regular ‘Fantastic Four’ comic, removed all FF artwork from its home office, forbidden sketch artists from doing any FF art at conventions and blocked Diamond Select Toys from making any FF merchandise, in its attempt to deep six this upcoming movie.
Honestly, if you ask me, this new movie sounds like a disaster anyway, and I’m one of those “keep an open mind” kind of people. But at the same time, I know I’m going to see this opening weekend, just to form my own opinion.
What do you think about all these changes? Will the new ‘Fantastic Four’ be innovative? Or just a trainwreck? Comment below!
Source: Cinema Blend