It’s definitely clobberin’ time! Take a look at Benjamin Grimm, aka The Thing, in the Fantastic Four reboot!
Based on this photo it’s impossible to tell that this literal mountain of a man is actually Jamie Bell.
The Thing was created this time around with CGI rather than visual effects and makeup, allowing for a more realistic rocky appearance than his previous orange incarnation (portrayed by Michael Chiklis).
But, to Chiklis’s credit, his portrayal did more closely resemble The Thing’s appearance in the original comics. The structure and color of his costume was spot on, although his head did seem to retain too much of Ben Grimm’s past human appearance compared to the comics.
The new image, along with two other exclusive screen grabs from the upcoming reboot (see below), were revealed in Empire magazine.
This isn’t the first glimpse of the rebooted Grimm to hit the internet, though. We have known for a few weeks just what Jamie Bell’s take on The Thing would look like via a low-quality Instagram photo.
Fantastic Four is scheduled for an August 7th, 2015 release!
So who do you think wore it best: Michael Chiklis or Jamie Bell? Let us know in the comments below!