ff trailer

It’s finally here. We now have our first look at the ultra-secretive Fantastic Four reboot, and as promised, there’s a good deal of Cronenberg and a sense of scientific discovery in the scenes presented.

We don’t really get a great look at the team members utilizing their powers beyond a few brief glimpses, but perhaps that’s for the next trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Does this assuage your fears regarding the movie? Is the tone too dour?

Fantastic Four, which stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell, will be released on August 7th.


  1. It’s in utterly so-so’s-ville right now. It has nothing promising, it looks a little bit Nolan-ish. The last movies were embarrassing to watch, so this should be a little more watchable unless they totally blow it.

    I’m not expecting the worst, but they haven’t made it appealing yet.

  2. I ammmm optimistic. The tone is interesting, but dang it if I’m not in these actors’ corners. Jordan and Teller in particular are pretty stellar up-and-comers. If they give the character drama a chance to breathe in between the special effects– if this gets to be the story of a nascent family forming in the pressure cooker of scary science– I think we’re in good shape.

  3. Three things reassure me: casting Michael Jordan as Johnny Storm tells me that the production team is willing to shake things up rather than just try to reinvent the previous films, using Ultimate FF as the origin story works so much better these days, and most important …

    the final silhouette of Ben Grimm looks great. You have to get the Thing’s look right. Just have to.

  4. Fantastic Four = Big. Loud. Colourful. Exciting. Fun.
    Fantastic Four ≠ Grey. Miserable. Humourless.

    ’nuff said.

  5. Its not the Fantastic Four that mesmerized me in when I was growing up the 1960s but I’m psyched to see the new version. Let’s do something different. The first FF was pretty lame (with the worst Ben Grimm/Thing makeup of all time), this looks like its got potential. Can’t wait to see the flick.

  6. I was not looking forward to this at all… but this trailer changed my mind. There were quite a few bits of smiles, what not that suggest it won’t be humorless, and I get a sense of big monsters being involved too. Am more than curiously excited about this film now. Here’s hoping.

  7. This reminds me of the Ant Man trailer. I want to be jazzed about it, but came away feeling “eh…” All the shots in the trailer could have come from any generic sci-fi drama. Where’s that money shot to get us excited?

  8. I’m sure the film was made by talented people with the best intentions (except for the studio, who just wanted to get something made quick before their movie rights ran out), but it’s not the Fantastic Four I hoped to see on the screen. Jack Kirby — Stan Lee — they know not what they do! The REAL Fantastic Four was about the thrill and grandeur of discovering new worlds, dimensions and gods. This looks like it has all the gravitas of a Pussycat Dolls concert.

  9. a “contemporary re-imagining” might be interesting if there were already a definitive version of the original concept of the fantastic four on film. the two films already out there do not seem to fit the bill of “definitive version” (tho’ there are some pretty good moments in both movies).it looks like a case of putting the cart before the horse, lets play with the concept before establishing the concept. this latest project just smacks of “we have no idea how to work with the original concept, so we won’t try. we’ll just come up with something that we hope will appeal to the youth market and see if it works out”. now I know that a lot of these movies based on super hero comics at least try to cater to the comic book fan base in some way or another when it comes to being true to the comic, when it comes to this movie, they don’t seem to be considering the fan base in the least. real shame that we might never see a marvel produced FF movie.

  10. Yeah, it doesn’t have a sense of fun, adventure, and exploration to me. This seems very dark, mysterious, and kind of cliched at this point. Marvel studious movies tend to be more fun, colorful, and exciting. This is the opposite of that.

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