A good comic book property can’t sit idle for long, nor should it. Having waited an eternity (eight years) 20th Century Fox is finally poised to forget about 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and reboot their family of superheroes with The Fantastic Four. Unfortunately, much of it appears to be an origin story (how many times does a reboot have to re-explain the beginnings?) outlining how the first family — Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), Johnny Storm / The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), and Ben Grimm / The Thing (Jamie Bell) — received their powers. There is, nonetheless, an obvious upgrade in the acting talent, screenwriting and look of the picture as evidenced from this first look, so there is plenty to be hopeful for (like the Doctor Doom reveal). See for yourself, in the trailer courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson and Chet Hanks.
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.
The Fantastic Four gets irradiated in UK theaters on August 6, 2015 and US theaters on August 7, 2015.