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.
It’s very interesting taking in this new teaser. The first thing of note is how different it looks stylistically from Fox’s first two Fantastic Four films, which may be a blessing in disguise. However, there’s a small worry that maybe the tone of the film is too far in the other direction this time around, being incredibly serious and gritty, moving too far away from the campy nature of the first two. Hopefully it’s just the way the teaser plays out, and the movie doesn’t feel as bleak as the teaser shows. It really gives a very strong Interstellar vibe, and this really does feel different than any other comic book films out there right now.
The one thing that I will say is it feels like it’ll be a nice compliment to Fox’s X-Men series, which will be great if they manage to merge the two brands together down the line. It’ll be interesting to see if they manage that, because I like what Trank seems to have envisioned here. The film looks gorgeous, and his cast is fantastic. There’s so much great talent in front of and behind the camera, that this could end up being one of the biggest surprises of the year. We just have to hope that everything comes together, and all those rumors of behind the scenes turmoil were false, because this film could end up being very special.
Fantastic Four, starring Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell, is set to be released on August 7, 2015.