After keeping production on The Fantastic Four, Fox’s reboot of the franchise, under wraps for months now, yesterday we finally got to see some behind-the-scenes photos and today the first trailer for the film.
Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who had described their new creation as a gritty, a more realistic take on the superhero team and its origin story, have filmed a video commentary for the nearly 2-minute trailer.
Watch the trailer with commentary here below.
I don’t know about “gritty,” but the tone of this trailer is definitely a serious one, showing how this reboot has moved away from the camp typically associated with Fantastic Four. The filmmakers are definitely going for a Dark Knight vibe here (the music helps with that), and have cited David Cronenberg’s Scanners and The Fly as big influences on the look of The Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Susan Storm/Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) as the superhero team, with Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm (Sue and Johnny’s father), and Toby Kebbell as the team’s nemesis Victor Domashev/Doom.
The Fantastic Four hits standard and 3D theaters in North America on August 7, 2015.
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.
Trailer With Filmmakers’ Commentary:
Trailer Without Commentary:
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