UPDATE! Josh Trank Prankster Conducts FANTASTIC FOUR Q&A

<font color=red>UPDATE!</font> Josh Trank Prankster Conducts FANTASTIC FOUR Q&A

Update! Josh Trank ("Chronicle") is back on Twitter and he has tweeted that his Fantastic Four has officially wrapped filming and that the leaked image of The Thing/Ben Grimm is in fact the version that will appear in his film.

If you'll remember, and I'm sure you will. Late last month during San Diego Comic-Con an image of what appeared to be a leaked set photo of The Thing (Ben Grimm) from Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four film appeared online. 20th Century Fox never came out and denied its authenticity, but some people were still skeptical. Today, the director rejoined Twitter after a bit of a hiatus and tweeted out a confirmation of the image and a message confirming that filming had actually wrapped today. Now that we know the image is legit, do you like the new and improved version of The Thing?

Update! Josh Trank just held an impromptu question and answer session on Twitter. He answered questions about: costumes, found footage rumors, Jamie Bell's motion-capture performance as The Thing, Toby Kebbell's Dr. Doom performance, Johnny and Sue connection, tone and the issue some fans have with Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm.


Update #2! Seems we, the internet, have been fooled by an internet prankster posing as director Josh Trank. Collider is reporting that they have heard from a reliable source that the Twitter account is fake. While parody accounts of a celebrity are permitted on Twitter, posing as the actual person is not allowed. We'll see if 20th Century Fox pursues legal action against this prankster.

FANTASTIC FOUR directed by Josh Trank ("Chronicle") from a story and screenplay by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Days of Future Past"). Kate Mara ("House of Cards") as Invisible Woman/Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan ("Chronicle") as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot") as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Miles Teller ("Divergent") as Reed Richards /Mr. Fantastic, Tim Blake Nelson ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") as Harvey Elder/Mole Man and Toby Kebbell as Dr. Doom.
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Calculon - 8/23/2014, 6:31 PM
Still a bit skeptical about this movie, but this comforts me somewhat.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:31 PM
Cool...I'm gonna give this movie as chance...
ALegendaryPanda - 8/23/2014, 6:32 PM
That is so badass!
thewonderer - 8/23/2014, 6:33 PM
Good cast, Good director, Fox has been on a streak with good to great films. Have a lot of faith in this. But people here only care about seeing these characters next to Iron Man so they'll piss on it.
blackandyellow - 8/23/2014, 6:36 PM
There goes my theory that it was the Invisible Woman :(
TheRationalNerd - 8/23/2014, 6:37 PM
So this basically kills all of the heat people was giving him/this film when Kate was finished filming a while ago? Either way I'm cool with the time period it took for them to film. Trank is a good guy and I respect him for keeping his mind focused on this film and less off of the negativity so many people were/are still giving it.

Other than that, I guess we'll have an official trailer/teaser come this October/November? I wonder if he shot any after credit scenes??? Hmmm...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/23/2014, 6:37 PM
The question is, is he going to be that tall?
DefcoN - 8/23/2014, 6:38 PM
I honestly don't know what to expect from this flick. I've never seen such a level of secrecy in CBM before.
DrKinsolving - 8/23/2014, 6:39 PM
It might be a good movie but it'll still be The Foxtastic 4 not The Fantastic 4

SuperCat - 8/23/2014, 6:39 PM
Can't front. I'm impressed.
Interestein - 8/23/2014, 6:39 PM
Still my most anticipated movie of 2015 following Jurrasic World. I've had faith since he beginning; the only thing that worries me is Teller.
Maven - 8/23/2014, 6:41 PM
Damn. That shit is dark and gritty...


... At the same time.



JoJo1982 - 8/23/2014, 6:41 PM
I approve the Thing look, just make sure he's more orangey in the movie
SpideyQuad - 8/23/2014, 6:41 PM
Shame will never get to see him fighting the Green Goliath
AlexanderLykins - 8/23/2014, 6:42 PM
Hopefully they nail it! Fox has a track record of either very good movies or piss poor movies. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Maculis - 8/23/2014, 6:42 PM
this movie will completely flop...but the Thing looks Awesome. I'm just happy he's not 5'7 like the last thing.
xMichaelxScottx - 8/23/2014, 6:43 PM
Ugh....
Bekss - 8/23/2014, 6:44 PM
It looks great but will they make it orange?
Or is he going with a dark, gritty and realistic Thing?
JoJo1982 - 8/23/2014, 6:45 PM
Just staring at it, that really is a badass looking Thing
Mercwitham0uth - 8/23/2014, 6:45 PM
Looks like a dump I took this morning. Foxtastic Fail gonna suck.
TheRationalNerd - 8/23/2014, 6:46 PM
Anyone else a bit skeptical about all of these "mysterious" 2018 films???

-I mean first Fox had an "untitled 2018 film"?

-Then there were rumors suggesting that Garfield signed a multimillion dollar contract with TASM 3 being pushed to 2018?

-And Marvel still (along with two others) has an unannounced 2018 film?

*Buuuuuut then again the 2018 film from Fox could be Gambit, X-Force, or even *sweats* Deadpool

*TASM 3 could just be due to the original writers getting caught up with numerous other projects

*And the 2018 Marvel film could just be another addition to the MCU.

But the thought/hopes of it would still be mind blowing without a doubt...
dapug88 - 8/23/2014, 6:47 PM
Looks pretty good. So far this is the only "thing" I like from this movie.
TheRationalNerd - 8/23/2014, 6:47 PM
@earzmundo

Yeah, yeah, yeah tell it Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Days of Future Past...lol
blackandyellow - 8/23/2014, 6:47 PM
Yo @mgeoff88, where ya been? You're one of the few voices of reason around here?
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:49 PM
Cool...thanks.

Yeah, I think this movie could surprise us, great up and coming cast...
String - 8/23/2014, 6:51 PM
Looks more like Bedrock or Badrock from Image. But I do like the look. Still need to see more before getting too thrilled. I don't want the movie to be like quasi-real like Chronicle. I want it to be Fantastic amd more superhero.
TheRationalNerd - 8/23/2014, 6:51 PM
@TalkinSoftball

What's wrong? Gonna miss the addition of powers the blonde hair and blue eyes gave Johnny? :(
NoPhucksGiven - 8/23/2014, 6:54 PM
and so we wait for a trailer.
punisherX - 8/23/2014, 6:54 PM
Guys, lets just start calling this the Faketastic Four.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:55 PM
TheAmbassador Exactly, that's what I'm afraid of most...if Nate gets rid of the images and html in the comments, that would really suck, but people are abusing the 'privileges'...it's gonna ruin it for all of us...
Dingbat - 8/23/2014, 6:56 PM
Looks cool. I'm excited to see more actually. Give Fox as much shit as you want but they've been pretty successful with the X-Men franchise especially as of late; let's hope Fantastic 4 follows suit.
MrBlackJack - 8/23/2014, 6:59 PM
Looks pretty badass.
CaptainComicBook - 8/23/2014, 7:00 PM
I would love to see this guy face of against Hulk.
ComicsBornAndBred - 8/23/2014, 7:02 PM
Can't lie, this Thing looks cool. Looks brutish and intimidating as he should.
Dingbat - 8/23/2014, 7:03 PM
CaptainComicBook - 8/23/2014, 7:03 PM
Chiklis was perfect for the voice of Grimm but I hated the practical effects they used. This looks good though.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 7:05 PM
dio agree with ya about the other FF movies, they weren't "terrible" for me, had some good parts...I for one actually think it's beneficial for Spidey and FF, X-Men to be under different roofs...if all of the characters were under Marvel Studios, doubt we'd get all of the movies we're getting now, or even close to it. FF would be kinda cool if they'd have come back because of the awesome characters they control. Could you imagine the MCU with the prospects of Galactus, Silver Surfer, etc...but I'm fine with Spidey having his own movie-verse...X-Men too, just so many characters. Though I wouldn't mind if Wolverine made a cross-over to the Avengers for a special event movie, haha (Spidey too, for that matter)...
mgeoff88 - 8/23/2014, 7:05 PM
@blackandyellow Yo! I took a break for about a month from this site. I just came back a couple of days ago.

With the way things are going on here now, another break is looking good.
AlexanderLykins - 8/23/2014, 7:05 PM
A giant orange rock monster? That's just too unrealistic. A giant, normal-colored rock monster is something I can get behind.

Passive-aggressive trolling at it's best.
gambgel - 8/23/2014, 7:08 PM
really great design. Id even say its one of the best designs from any Fox movie.

Looks very menacing and like a dark take on the character, which I find interesting. The previous The thing was small and orange, this looks much real and like a real force
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