Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer Released [Update: Director Commentary Added]

1/27/2015 Stephen Colbert 0 Comments


This is why you wait for the trailer, people.

After months and months of absolutely nothing other than traces of rumors, we finally have a teaser trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, and it looks very appealing.  It definitely justifies the lack of promotion prior to this point, as the trailer in itself is a complete reveal of the characters, the tone, and some story hints.

It's definitely visually stunning.  Although the CGI doesn't appear to be100% completed, but the trailer doesn't leanon those moments and is definitely more of a complete vision than we saw with something like the teaser for Jurassic World.

The teaser trailer itself strongly resembles the teasers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, with similar voice-over and landscape/character shots.  It's a great introduction to the universe, and it definitely looks like there is still an X-Men crossover possibility at some point as has been rumored.

The tone is very intriguing.  Despite its similarities to some other properties, the cinematography and lighting appear far more distinct and iconic than many comic book movies.  It truly nails the "dark and gritty" tone that is often promised from properties these days.

Check it out below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

[Update] Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg have released a director's commentary version as well. This is likely as a response to a lot of the fan hate over various elements. Considering how long the wait for the trailer was, this is an awesome little added treat. You can find that here.



Fantastic Four will release on August 7, 2015.  It is written and directed by Josh Trank, with writing credits also going to Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg. It is produced by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar, Gregory Goodman and features Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Doom.

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