Oh those trailer people! Just like Batman V Superman, it looks like the new trailer for Fantastic Four was leaked ahead of schedule. So what’s a fan of cosmic radiation supposed to do? Well go ahead and release the official trailer and do some damage control, that’s what! So here’s the new trailer in all its glory, which may have some blood splatter on it from when Fox promised that heads would fly.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Holy crap, the ever-loving blue-eyed thing does indeed look like a proper monster made out of creatine rocks in this film. I’m kind of digging the all-CGI approach, which works a helluva lot better than leaving previous Thing Michael Chiklis trapped in an orange rubber suit that left him unable to even sit down.
And while the film only glimpses at Toby Kebbel’s Doctor Doom, I have to admit that he is starting to look pretty damn cool. Now let’s see some Latverian swagger thrown into the mix. Best of all though? I’m liking the camraderie that I’m seeing between characters. There’s a reason why the Fantastic Four is a family first, and a team of heroes second.
Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell,Tim Blake Nelson, and Reg E. Cathey. Josh Trank directs for an August 7 release.
Last Updated: April 20, 2015