Director Josh Trank for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" feature film reboot has gone and confirmed THIS picture of "The Thing" - found floating thru the www not too long ago - as the "real thing"? "Well, it's out. There's your first look at Ben. #FantasticFour" - @josh_trank … but then again, it might all be fake, and we gets all excited for nuthin'… Heh.
WHO: "BEN" AKA "Ben Grimm" AKA "The Thing" "is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!", make him a very recognizable comic book character. The Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante. Michael Chiklis portrayed the Thing in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Jamie Bell is scheduled to portray the Thing in the 2015 untitled Fantastic Four reboot." (Wiki)
Seen below is "The Thing" from Roger Corman's
never-released The Fantastic Four movie circa 1994.