Goodbye uncomfortable bodysuit. The Thing that we saw in the 2005 and 2007 installments of the Fantastic Four series is no more. According to a report from Screen Rant, in the upcoming reboot he’s going to be 100% CGI. In other words, they’re going to do the same thing to him that they did to The Hulk, he’ll just be a different color and have a rougher exterior.
The news comes from a source that works within the special effects department for the film entitled Fantastic Four Reborn. They claim that the practical suit and prosthetics that Michael Chiklis was forced to wear in the previous movies will be replaced by computer graphics for the new actor. With today’s technological advancements there’s no reason why a full CGI version can’t be done well.
The character will also fit in better with The Human Torch, Mr. Fanstastic, and The Invisible Woman considering all of their powers were illustrated with SFX. On a side note, Fantastic Four Reborn won’t go into production until the studio wraps work on X-Men First Class (filming begins September 21, 2010). That mutant property currently has all of their attention. They’re desperately trying to restore some type of credibility back to that franchise. Will it work?
What do you think of a CGI version of The Thing? Do you think it will look better than a suit?