With the release of the first ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer debuting in theaters on Feb. 13, fans are getting a sneak peak at the costumes and shooting of the film.
Nerdist sketched out costumes for the superhero group after speaking with a source close to the production. Also Collider scored an interview with director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kinberg, where they revealed new photos and news about the project.
Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot sketched out these super heroes and this is what she came up with:
Mr. Fantastic – Miles Teller
“His suit has springs built into the fabric, to make sure that when his arms and legs stretch out uncontrollably, his limbs will snap back into place without anyone noticing. This version of ‘The Fantastic Four’ is already more practical and grounded than anything we’ve seen in the past. Boy genius Reed Richards has designed these suits not for crime-fighting, but so their team can live their normal lives without their powers being revealed. These are like Act II suits, the look the team will sport for a majority of the movie, before getting into their final, more classical superhero costumes.”
The Thing – Jamie Bell
“Ben Grimm is played by skinny boy Jamie Bell, so you can expect him to look a lot slimmer than human tank Michael Chiklis did in the last Fantastic Four movie, and more angular than that faked leaked photo from a few months back. That said, he’s no less durable. Rumor is that this version of The Thing is pretty much indestructible, a quality the U.S. government would really like to replicate in their soldiers.”
Human Torch – Michael B. Jordan
“To make sure he doesn’t explode the gas station when he stops to fill up, Reed has designed a ventilated suit for Johnny, to allow him to blow off some steam. Word has it that the hot-blooded hero actually winds up with his own TV show about his superpower in the film, so it seems this costume isn’t the most effective at hiding his abilities. Our source only got a quick glimpse at this one, so it’s probably the least accurate, but there are vents.”
Collider has also provided us with an interview with the filmmakers and exclusive photos from the set.
Director Josh Trank had this to say about the film.
“I would say that the science fiction of it is a big thing that sets it apart from most of the other superhero genre films. I’m a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewed Fantastic Four and the kind of weirdness that happens to these characters and how they’re transformed to really fall in line more with a Cronenberg-ian science fiction tale of something horrible happening to your body and transforming out of control. And the potential for a hard sci-fi take on that material makes me really excited.”
‘The Fantastic Four’ comes to theaters August 7th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.