Another trailer leak? First Batman Vs. Superman, and now trailer leak number 2; which is all about the number four – The Fantastic Four. After 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four remake had its trailer leaked this morning, FOX decided to make the official version available online. What’s so special about this trailer? Along with new footage and more backstory, we get our first look at Victor Domashev, more recognizable perhaps by the name of “Dr. Doom”.
In this new trailer we see the main characters successfully travel between dimensions – possibly to the Negative Zone – and be gifted their trademark powers. Reed becomes the bendy, stretchy Mr. Fantastic; Sue becomes the see-through (and more) Invisible Woman; Johnny becomes the fiery Human Torch; Ben becomes the rocky, super strong Thing; and Domashev becomes the evil, metal-faced Doom.
I’m surprised after this trailer, you think this has a “serious tone” because it looks much more lighthearted than the first trailer made it out to be. This new one gives us a better sense of the films vibe and the relationships between the characters. The members of the team interacted with each other and showed some humor.
I’m admittedly enjoying the fresh take on the characters. Miles Teller seems to bring a sense of humor to Mr. Fantastic, a character that I found it kind of hard to warm up to in previous Fantastic films. I can’t wait to see what other kinds of tweaks they made (note the sarcasm this time), since it seems they’re not sticking that strictly to the comics!
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.
The movie, directed by Josh Trank, is set to be released August 7th and has a pretty star studded roster; including Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan.