First Look at Ben Grimm in FF Film

The first sneak peek of the Thing has hit the Web.
Warning: Spoilers

A quick shot of Michael Chiklis in his Thing make up from the Fantastic Four film set has hit the Web. Check it out below.

Meanwhile, ET correspondent Maria Menounos (pictured) will star in the film as a nurse who is romanced by Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Menounos joins Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel comic. The film follows four astronauts who, during an experimental space mission that went awry, are genetically and physically altered after being exposed to cosmic radiation. Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch and contort his body; Sue Storm is able to become invisible and create force fields; Johnny Storm can light himself on fire and fly; Ben Grimm becomes a rock-like being with super human strength. Together they use their powers to fight the evil plans of their nemesis, Victor Von Doom," the trade says.

The film debuts July 1, 2005 in direct competition with Steven Spielberg's remake of War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, although that film will now come out two days earlier.

You can see more pictures of the set here and here.

Here's a description of one of the shots from Hollywood North Report: "Right next door to the old gas station the production has built a store exterior for the 'Kirby Gallery', the art gallery where we're told the sculptures of blind artist Alicia Masters will be on display... During the course of the FANTASTIC FOUR movie, Ben/The Thing will first be introducted to Alicia's creations when he passes by the front of the gallery and spots a sculpture of his rocky visage displayed in the front window. Gripped by what he initially believes is someone trying to profit from his misfortune, The Thing enters the art gallery and has his encounter with Alicia. It's here that the seeds of their friendship are first planted."
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