the G-man wrote:
But as long as he's running around in a cape and metal mask you're going to get that possibility. So just embrace it.
No, more likely, it was a combination of a bad director, a small budget and Julian's vanity against playing someone where you couldn't see his 'pretty face'
They DID embrace it in F4 2 and it didn't help them a bit. The film STILL underperformed according to the studio, which is why they're rebooting despite the excellence of most of the rest of the film.
Of course F4 2 also got saddled with Galactus, which was NEVER going to go over well with LA movie audiences, whether as a cloud critter OR as a giant pink and purple armored man with square horns on his helmet.