It has been believed for quite some time that Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot will be absent of the classic Fantastic Four costumes and will instead opt to use a more realistic “containment suit” explanation as detailed by Michael B. Jordan, who plays Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the film.
But now, fresh comments from the mouth of Miles Teller aka Mr. Fantastic have led many to believe that director Josh Trank’s reboot will indeed showcase Marvel’s first family in the classic costumes.
Teller explains, “These [the containment suits] are the beta versions of the costumes, which is great… But, yeah it would be very odd if the Fantastic Four didn’t don the traditional costumes. You’ve got to. There is some servicing there. You’ve got to give that to the fans. That’s what it’s all about.”
Now Teller has stated on numerous occasions that the teaser trailer released a few weeks back was the first piece of footage he had seen himself – odd considering the actors are almost always kept in the loop – but his indication that the costumes will appear holds precedents as he seems to indicate scenes have been shot in them.
If that is the case then kudos to Fox for keeping a lot about the project under wraps and away from the snarly tendrils of rumour mongers and the worst vermin of all – whiney fan boys,
At the end of the day, this Fantastic Four reboot – although sorely needed – is entering the theatre with one leg shot off and one eye gouged out. Its leg was lost through its memory of the original campy and terrible Fantastic Four movies. Its eyes are gouged out because audiences can’t seem to let the past go and accept that Fox is doing a damn good job with their superhero properties at the moment.
I’m convinced that whatever state the first teaser trailer arrived in, it would have been torn down as terrible because we must all kneel at the omnipresent feet if Marvel and its president Kevin Feige, who does a good job, but needs to let other have a chance to.
So pipe down to you little piss pots because you will see the tradition garbs being warn in the movie and you will see a whole heap of fan service – fan service it seems that the fans don’t deserve because at the end of the day, if they were movie fans, they’d want a good movie, regardless of inspiration, cast and studio.
And that’s the bottom line, brother.