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.
January 27, 2015 @ 11:42 am suddenimpulse
I wish they’d just give the property back to Marvel in full.
January 27, 2015 @ 6:49 pm Test_Account
Marvel isn’t the only shop in town that can make an entertaining superhero movie.
January 27, 2015 @ 10:38 pm suddenimpulse
Because I’d like to see FF become part of the Marvel cinematic universe.
January 27, 2015 @ 11:54 am garnish
Well that was awfully serious!
January 27, 2015 @ 12:29 pm LeeLeeLee
Liking the realism but it could have been more fantastic…just sayin’
January 27, 2015 @ 12:45 pm Bystander
The origin story is needed for this one – they have to explain how a white Sue and a black Johnny are sister and brother.
January 27, 2015 @ 2:14 pm sniperfish
I’m going to go out on a limb and say one of them is adopted..
February 15, 2015 @ 6:02 pm gumdrops
Or … a bi-racial family. That would REALLY push the conservative needle to overload.
January 27, 2015 @ 1:06 pm 0NEJI
Definitely needed a reboot, err I mean a contemporary re-imagining. Miles Teller seems a little young to play Reed Richards though.
January 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm DawnStar
The trailer feels like something I’ve seen before. Still I’m excited for this, the last Fantastic Four movie really hurt the franchise in much the same way Spider-Man 3 hurt the good Spidey name.
January 27, 2015 @ 2:37 pm Morgan
Wasn’t expecting a grittier FF. Am pleasantly surprised by what I’ve seen so far.
January 27, 2015 @ 2:55 pm lyle
Where is the fantastic? All I see is ordinary. All these superhero movies are looking like one another now.
January 27, 2015 @ 6:42 pm thumper
It’s called following a formula, friend.
January 27, 2015 @ 8:09 pm Chico
If it didn’t have ‘Fantastic Four’ in the title you’d have no idea the movie involves superheroes. This is more science fiction than comic fantasy.
January 27, 2015 @ 3:28 pm Mentallect
Looks like they’re following the “Ultimate Fantastic Four” storyline.
January 27, 2015 @ 5:11 pm still waters run deep
After watching the trailer I can safely say I am more interested in Fantastic Four than I am in Antman.
January 28, 2015 @ 3:20 am aircavalry
Irritating voice-over. So-so graphics. Questionable casting choices. I’m not teased.