It's time to discover something else with this trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR

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The year 2015 is certainly looking to be an awesome year for comic geeks. From the highly successful Avengers: Age of Ultron to what I think is going to be a smash hit in Ant-Man, they have been offered some huge blockbusters. Which is probably why I keep forgetting about Fantastic Four (Fant4stic, yuk)which is silly because it’s been mired in so much fanboy controversy it should be at the front of my mind. It may be because I don’t agree with all the rage out there regarding the colour of Johnny Storm, aka, The Human Torch (played by the rather talented Michael B. Jordan) and have turned a deaf ear to it but either way now it’s on my radar.

I have to open myself up to the internet and say I didn’t HATE the last two. Sure they had issues but I still thought they were fun. With the new iteration about to hit cinemas though I am actually getting very excited about what is being done. The team is a lot younger than the last (thankfully) and it certainly looks a lot darker, which I think is a good thing. Starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman),  and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing) the team look, well, fantastic.

This latest trailer was shown in the infamous (for being awesome) Hall C at Comic-Con, a venue Kervyn would probably end up being blacklisted from for crying like a baby from joy. Don’t take my words for it though, watch the trailer and after wiping the drool from your mouth, tell us what you think!

Tell me that doesn’t look like loads of fun. It even has a very Avengers: Agfe of Ultron ‘let’s remove a chunk of earth’-type scene which I always think awesome. In this trailer we also get to see a bit more of the big bad Doctor Doom, played by Toby Kebbell, and he is looking about as mean as Ultron (only hopefully with fewer comedic lines). I like that they still focus on the family element between the four too, which has always been there and not just by blood-bonds.

Fantastic Four is out 7 August but you can catch our review here the week before.

Last Updated: July 15, 2015

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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