Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan face Doom in the new Fantastic Four trailer
Warner Bros. had to be embarrassed by their flubbing of the BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE trailer since it had no chance of competing with the new STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer. Fox didn’t do too much better with their releasing of the new FANTASTIC FOUR trailer. At least they had the sense to wait a few days, but they have to know they can’t compete with those bigger movies. They would have been better off waiting for the dust to settle on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON before revealing the first look at Dr. Doom. So instead, we get the first reveal on a Sunday afternoon after people have been fawning over the Star Wars trailer and debating the Batman trailer for a few days. Overall, I’m lukewarm to FANTASTIC FOUR. I like the cast and I’m hopeful for the idea, but nothing I’ve seen so far has me feeling I have to see this on opening day.
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. FANTASTIC FOUR stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey, Chet Hanks and Toby Kebbell. The Josh Trank directed film hits theaters on August 7th.