Well shit out a brick and call it Ben Grimm. I never thought I’d be this excited about a new Fantastic Four movie. The long-delayed, seemingly troubled production of the reboot has had many wondering about the quality of the project and if it would in fact be a worthwhile addition to Fox’s growing list of successive superhero films. The first trailer for the film has arrived and as I stated, it looks pretty damn fascinating.
Yes, the trailer does feature a handful of superhero cliches (voice over of heroes/villains talking about the other heroes/villains, for one) but it still is a rather effective trailer for a franchise many have given up on in the past. The excitement, perhaps, can be attributed to director Josh Trank (Chronicle), who promises to bring a new twist to the family of heroes and make them interesting again.
Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as The Thing, and Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch. Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) plays the dangerous Dr. Doom. The film hits theaters on August 15, 2015.