Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The New 'Fantastic Four' Trailer Tries Really Hard

Say what you will about the Tim Story Fantastic Four movies, but they at least captured some of the fun of Marvel's first family in their own meandering way. Based on the first teaser trailer for 20th Century Fox's 2015 reboot of the property, however, it's all gloom and doom (ha!) for these characters as filmmakers desperately try to make Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing truly work on the big screen for the first time ever. Will they succeed?

At first glance, the cast seems a tad young, particularly with 27-year-old Miles Teller (Divergent) playing Reed Richards. I've always considered Reed much older and wiser, but as the trailer reminds us, this is the same studio that brought us X-Men: Days of Future Past. Sticking to the comics isn't really their "thing."

Fantastic Four hits theaters Aug. 7.

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