FANTASTIC FOUR Concept Art: Unconventional Designs For Dr. Doom & The Thing

Hit the jump to check out Fantastic Four concept art of Dr. Doom and The Thing, created by artist Constantine Sekeris. It's early production artwork of character effects for Steve Johnson's company XFX.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/26/2013


In the past, visual effects guru, Steven Johnson and his XFX studio, made a pitch to 20th Century Fox to be the special effects team for a Fantastic Four film. This was before the Tim Story film was made, and at that time Nicolas Cage was penciled in to play the role of the main villain, Doctor Victor Von Doom. Steve has now released has put these images up for sale on EBay. You can see Constantine Sekeris' designs for Dr. Doom and The Thing below, or click here to see even more concept art and a bizarre mechanical arm conceived for the ruthless ruler of Latveria.

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If you're a fan of Constantine's brilliant artwork I would suggest picking up a copy of his book, MetamorFX: Art of Constantine Sekeris.



Fantastic Four (2005) was directed by Tim Story, from a screenplay written by Michael France and Mark Frost. The cast included: Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm / The Thing, Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom / Doctor Doom, Kerry Washington as Alicia Masters, Laurie Holden as Debbie McIlvane, and Stan "The Man" Lee as Willie Lumpkin. The film earned $330 million at the worldwide box office, against a budget of $100 million.

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Durf - 2/26/2013, 1:30 PM
DODGED A [frick]ING BULLET!
TheOneAboveAll - 2/26/2013, 1:30 PM
Why the hell does THE GREAT DOCTOR DOOM look like an alien?
Mucklefluga - 2/26/2013, 1:32 PM
WTF
bluedude - 2/26/2013, 1:44 PM
lady face dr.doom?
number1hero - 2/26/2013, 1:45 PM
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
DanteSparda - 2/26/2013, 1:48 PM
Like Confucius said "Kill it with fire"
Tony93 - 2/26/2013, 1:48 PM
I hate FOX so much..
Please someone Kill it! Kill it with fire!
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 2/26/2013, 1:48 PM
Already worse than the first trilogy lol
lucio7lopez - 2/26/2013, 1:49 PM
Please, don't change the classic and great Dr. Doom!
DrDoom - 2/26/2013, 1:51 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Carl - 2/26/2013, 1:54 PM
[frick]ing fox, always fixing what isn't broken.
Chloefornication - 2/26/2013, 1:56 PM
They pay people to actually draw that shit for the movie? Wow!
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/26/2013, 1:58 PM
JMESS - 2/26/2013, 1:58 PM
yikes!
OrgasmicPotatoe - 2/26/2013, 2:01 PM
The last Thing picture is not THAT bad. He looks a little more frightening, though he still wear boxers instead of shorts...

Looks like we avoided Nicholas Cage in a superhero movie once more ! Out of GR, Superman, Batman and FF, we only had to endure him in one role (but 2 movies...)I couldn't bring myself to watch Spirit of Vengeance after I witnessed the horror from the first one.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/26/2013, 2:01 PM
Art straight from deepest parts of hell.
drfate - 2/26/2013, 2:10 PM
awful. creative, aaaaaand awful.
tattoo78 - 2/26/2013, 2:15 PM
what the hell is going on ... eeuurrkk !!
Luminus - 2/26/2013, 2:23 PM
Why is Nicolas Cage's name attached to every failed superhero film project?
Fogs - 2/26/2013, 2:23 PM
The lesser bad were the last Thing pics.
AlternateNo4 - 2/26/2013, 2:26 PM
it's worked for decades because comics are cheap to produce and only need to sell 50,000 copies... and it's easy to find 50,000 dorks like us, who are familiar with the characters and don't want them to change.

tentpole movies need to sell a hundred MILLION tickets, man. there are nowhere NEAR enough comic dweebs out there to break even. so they try to attract new audiences by shaking things up.

after all, if everybody LOVED the source material as much as WE do, they'd sell a hundred million copies of FF every month. and, um... they don't.
TheHierophant - 2/26/2013, 2:39 PM
I like the design for Doctor Doom... only if it wasn't for Doctor Doom. It looks pretty cool.

As for The Thing... I dig that one as well. I think it would've just been cool to see that as part of his transformation instead of through the entire movie (which I hope was the direction they were going with that. If not, then: WTF?!?! It looks like a cross between Golem (Pokemon) and Brundle-Fly.)
randomizer9870 - 2/26/2013, 2:45 PM
Believe it or not, this movie could have been much worse.
marvel72 - 2/26/2013, 2:47 PM
they still could get used we've got a fantastic four reboot to look forward to.
Ace101 - 2/26/2013, 2:49 PM
Dodged a bullet on this only to get shot by 2 more bullets which were those 2 movies
Hulk2008 - 2/26/2013, 3:01 PM
What was wrong with Dr Doom in the first 2 movies?

This art looks like a lady Doom. the Thing art looks pretty cool.
Shamo - 2/26/2013, 3:04 PM
Doom looks pretty. i'd hit it.
jimoakley666 - 2/26/2013, 3:18 PM
They had actually seen a Fantastic Four comic / cartoon etc before putting pencil to paper, right?
thewolfx - 2/26/2013, 3:37 PM
[frick] that...
Super12 - 2/26/2013, 3:53 PM
Ew gross bad no. I thought the costumes for FF were the best part of that movie
manofmidgard - 2/26/2013, 4:09 PM
so i guess it really could have been worse. yikes.
AC1 - 2/26/2013, 4:14 PM
Pick up a comic book, concept artists!

@Levi Nick Cage would ruin Doctor Strange, he's lightyears past his acting prime.
UltimateTypeface - 2/26/2013, 4:39 PM
these people have talent..a talent for BEING WANKY ASS PUMPERS WHO THINK THEY CAN COME UP WITH A GREAT MODERN NEW LOOK FOR WELL LOVED CHARACTERS!!!

Listen...if it aint broke don't fix it.
marckos - 2/26/2013, 4:56 PM
crap, crap, crap, mega crap
NillaSoul - 2/26/2013, 5:57 PM
I really can't wrap my brain around this. Does FOX ever even read the the freekin' comics the're basing the fraggin' movie on??!! The movie sucked more than a million Orecks and then I have to see this crap? *i hate fox too*
ThePowerCosmic - 2/26/2013, 6:35 PM
Simply the worst concept art.
ralfinader - 2/26/2013, 6:38 PM
"Dodged a bullet"

Amen to that. Was a blind person describing these two charactors to some artist completely unfamiliar with comics?
superotherside - 2/26/2013, 8:05 PM
Thing looks pretty terrible. Don't get me started on Doom. I'll never stop.
vtopa - 2/26/2013, 8:09 PM
Jesus...what is wrong with these people. YOu have about 100,000 pages of glorious comic book art to reference. Why get cute?
AmazingFantasy - 2/26/2013, 8:23 PM
Gah
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