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Old 07-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #376
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MBJ and Miles Teller are both about 6 feet tall, so at 6'8" he'll be a little taller than both of them, but he won't tower over them.
6'8" is not "a little taller". 6'8" is "frickin' gigantic, towering over anyone whose not an NBA player." If Johnny is supposed to be 6' and Ben 6'8", that artwork is just plain wrong.

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #377
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6'8" is not "a little taller". 6'8" is "frickin' gigantic, towering over anyone whose not an NBA player." If Johnny is supposed to be 6' and Ben 6'8", that artwork is just plain wrong.
So do you think 6'8" is too tall or are you just disputing that Ben is 6'8" in that drawing? I don't really care if he's 6'3" or 6'8" in that drawing, but I think 6'8" is a good size for him.

Jon Runyan lives near me and I've run into him a few times at the grocery store. He's 6'7" and he's a big guy, but far from 'frickin' gigantic'. In fact the first time I saw him, I thought it looked like him, but decided it probably wasn't because he didn't look that big. The second time I saw him, I asked if he was Jon Runyan, and he confirmed he was.

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It will definitely be great to see Thing as a power that will make people pause....we didn't have that in the first 2 movies.

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:27 PM   #379
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It will definitely be great to see Thing as a power that will make people pause....we didn't have that in the first 2 movies.
If done right, the Thing will be Fox's "Avengers Hulk"

Done wrong - "X-Men Origins Blob"

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So do you think 6'8" is too tall or are you just disputing that Ben is 6'8" in that drawing? I don't really care if he's 6'3" or 6'8" in that drawing, but I think 6'8" is a good size for him
it depends on how bulky they make him, 6'8" for a person like Daniel Cudmore or Jon Runyan, in real life may not look that "frickin' gigantic", because their proportionally accurate to their height... but someone/something like "the Thing" doesn't have normal human like proportions, for him being 6'8" might mean being like 4'-5' wide


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it depends on how bulky they make him, 6'8" for a person like Daniel Cudmore or Jon Runyan, in real life may not look that "frickin' gigantic", because their proportionally accurate to their height... but someone/something like "the Thing" doesn't have normal human like proportions, for him being 6'8" might mean being like 4'-5' wide
That sounds good to me. Kirby drew him about 6 feet tall, so at 6'8" he'd be about 10% taller and 10% wider than Kirby drew him. Not crazy but enough to make sure he'd be an imposing figure.

The first time we ever saw the thing, he was smashing through a door that he was too wide to fit through, and that was pretty cool. But for at least the next 10 issues or more, Kirby drew him at a size that wouldn't have any trouble getting through a door. I'd love to see this film feature some variation of that door smashing panel. (if I remember correctly the dialogue was something like 'B'ah, why must I live in a world built too small for me.'

I don't want him to be 8 feet tall or anything crazy like that (and some artists have drawn him close to that), because then he wouldn't be able to fit in a normal room or function relatively normally. But at 6'8" and in proportion to the way Kirby and most other artists have drawn him, he'd be very big and imposing, but able to function.

. . . and consistent with how he has been portrayed by most artists since Kirby.

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to put that height in perspective look at, Daniel Cudmore (listed as 6'8")



that guy over towers everyone
Off topic I was wondering if Cudmore attended the premiere, but now I know.

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That sounds good to me. Kirby drew him about 6 feet tall, so at 6'8" he'd be about 10% taller and 10% wider than Kirby drew him. Not crazy but enough to make sure he'd be an imposing figure.

The first time we ever saw the thing, he was smashing through a door that he was too wide to fit through, and that was pretty cool. But for at least the next 10 issues or more, Kirby drew him at a size that wouldn't have any trouble getting through a door. I'd love to see this film feature some variation of that door smashing panel. (if I remember correctly the dialogue was something like 'B'ah, why must I live in a world built too small for me.'

I don't want him to be 8 feet tall or anything crazy like that (and some artists have drawn him close to that), because then he wouldn't be able to fit in a normal room or function relatively normally. But at 6'8" and in proportion to the way Kirby and most other artists have drawn him, he'd be very big and imposing, but able to function.

. . . and consistent with how he has been portrayed by most artists since Kirby.
UFF has him extremely imposing....I don't see a problem with 6'8"....



It also seemed to me that they drew him bigger than 616 in the Marvel Knights issues as well.


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UFF has him extremely imposing....I don't see a problem with 6'8"....



It also seemed to me that they drew him bigger than 616 in the Marvel Knights issues as well.

Yeah, we've seen him a lot of different sizes (and often artists will even vary how big he appears from panel to panel). Personally, I like to see him a little taller than the people around him and 6'8" should put him right there.

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I have no problem with him being 6'8" either, at least post transformation. I just boggle at that being called "not that tall", or Johnny being that big.

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He looks cool and imposing.

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