There has been a lot of controversy behind what to expect from Josh Trank’s upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film and we’re finally able to get an idea of what the film might look like with the trailer that was released today.
While we didn’t get a good look at the cotumes the four would be wearing in the movie we do have these behind the scenes image from director Josh Trank. What is interesting is that the costume we see Michael B Jordan in seems to look like the illustrations the Nerdist released awhile back. So, I’ve included those as well in case they are a hint at what we’ll see in the movie.
First though, Trank talks a bit about the film and what exactly was the reason they “consciously decided to not release anything official” until now.
“This isn’t like The Avengers. Even when the first Avengers came out, there were four other movies that people were familiar with. The suits and the tone and the look and the feel. So they could release those things or drop them on Twitter. With Simon on the X-Men movies, there were other movies that came before the last X-Men movie so Bryan [Singer] could feel more confident in tweeting teases of what’s to come. But this movie, we really want the audience to have the proper reaction to this material seeing it for the first time. You’ve really got to put your best foot forward. You can’t just leak an image to strike up a conversation. You want people to see something that has thought behind it. And the teaser should do just that. With conversations online, you can’t really control it. In this day and age people have come to expect that artists are going to give everybody information on Twitter about what they’re doing, but not every artist is like that. I’m not really like that. If I was painting a picture I wouldn’t want to take a picture of a single paint stroke. I’d rather show people what it looks like when it’s done.”
It’s the surprise factor he is pushing for and it is a view I can totally respect. With how difficult it is to actually keep anything a secret on films anymore I give him full credit on being able to keep things as quiet as he has.
So, first up let’s share that the two pictures that we have. A shot of Trank working followed by a picture of Michael B. Jordan in his Johnny Storm costume talking to Simon Kinsberg.
Now these images really could mean that the illustrations Nerdist released awhile back will end up being what the costumes look like so you can use these for possible reference:
So while not set in stone yet, these are a good idea of the uniforms that we can expect. Modern, not overly blue, and at least at the beginning no “4” on them. I suspect that may change by the end of the first film but we’ll see how it plays out on screen.
Are you willing to give the new ‘Fantastic Four’ a chance or has there already been too many changes from the source material for you to care?
Source: Slash Film