Everything we've heard about The Fantastic Four reboot heading our way in 2015 is that it is a complete reinvention, and not like anything we've seen before in the comic books or on the big screen. Star Michael B. Jordan, who is playing Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, continues this idea, revealing that the costumes he and his co-stars will wear are very different from anything ever worn by this quartet of superheroes.
This goes along with the idea that the story itself is a reinvention of the iconic Marvel mythology about four individuals who gain special powers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space. In this new take on the story, it is rumored that Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) receive their powers after an experiment goes terribly wrong, and creates a portal into another dimension. This is actually similar to how the Ultimate Fantastic Four characters attain their powers, after a teleporter experiment goes awry.
The rumored plot line gaines a bit of credibility with Michael B. Jordan's latest statements about the costumes this superhero team will be wearing, which don't sound like your standard costumes at all. He tells ABC News that they are ditching spandex for containment suits.
"It's a new look. We are all in containment suits. The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up. It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work."
Miles Teller, who stars as Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, recently shed new light on the reboot, and also hinted that this movie is not like anything we've seen before:
"It's different in every way. All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don't have (original Fantastic Four star) Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into - X-Men: First Class is doing that. You're dealing with these characters but you're making them real people in how they exist day-to-day. People wanted it to be taken more seriously than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world."
What do you think? Do you like the idea of containment suits instead of traditional costumes?