The Commish as The Thing? Yeah, why not? It wasn't the choice of actor that had worried me (and Michael Chiklis has been, admittedly, great in his other roles); it was the look and feel of the character.
Would he be the big, bold, ever-lovin' Thing that John Byrne penciled, over-muscled with a solid brow and angular build? Or would he appear more as he did in Jack Kirby's artwork in the first issues of the now-famous mag? The answer is clear from the trailer; the Kirby vision awaits.
I've posted this panel from the first issue for those of you who don't remember the more organic, rounded Thing (click it to see it huge). You'll note, as well, that his rough-and-tumble dialogue was not in play at this early time -- would The Thing really ever say "he'll not get another chance"?
And as there are many readers of Toner Mishap who have requested a glimpse of the first issue of the Fantastic Four, here's the cover for your perusal, big and bright as all get out (I never understood that phrase).
So weigh in, won't you -- which Thing do you prefer? The Kirby original? The Byrne brow? Fred Hembeck? Add what the hell was this?