Wednesday, January 28, 2015

THE FANTASTIC FOUR TEASER TRAILER: With Video Commentary By Director Josh Trank and Producer Simon Kinberg

It has stirred up controversy since it's conception, but this week the first teaser trailer for Josh (I made Chronicle) Trank's Fantastic Four reboot has blasted it's away across internet space. Yet for those commentators waiting in the blogs armed with cosmic rays with which to pelt their ship, it will probably give them very little to aim at.

This trailer does exactly what a teaser should and better than most. Establishes the environment of discovery crucial for any FF film, drip feeds you info to make you wish the trailer ran just four seconds longer, and updates certain elements of the quartet's comic origin, such as swapping exploring the stars for exploring alternate dimensions, inline with modern science fiction.

If rumours are true, and Marvel has 'frozen' the FF in print and marketing to kibosh this films sales until they regain the franchise movie rights, they might just find a lot of wasted time and effort in the rear view mirror. Based on this little beauty, I'm pegging Fantastic Four (with it's hot new logo) to be a hit.

Check out the trailer below, then stand by for vid for vid-in-vid commentary by Trank and producer Simon Kinberg to follow...

20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four stars Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Sue Storm (Kate Mara), Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) and Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan).
 What do you think? 


  1. can't really tell if it's going to be any good from this trailer but it at least looks like they're taking the franchise a bit more seriously this time.

  2. That it does Shlomo - set in the X-Men movieverse, it should have a similar kind of feel.

  3. For as much as Karl and I have shit on the young casting of this FF reboot, I will concede the trailer looked really, really good. It's basically the Ultimate U FF. I think it would've been better if the film had both the traditional and Ultimate FF meet up and that became the basis of the film. Keep the plot, because I'm intrigued by the twist. It works for me actually. I just don't care that they skewed so damn young. It's a horrible trend with hollywood lately, that doesn't seem to show signs of stopping,
    Maybe it'll be good overall, but I think there'd be alot less backlash and hate, had this not had the FF name, and was simpy an original and new franchise.
    There were enough differences to keep from being an out and out FF copycat I think.

  4. The FF's off two worlds Dale? That is an AWESOME idea!! I'm not a fan of youth-inising the leads either, (and I hope later X-Men films go back to Halle Berry, and Marsden etc once X-Men Apocalypse finishes) especially as it's hard to take Reed seriously as Doogie Howser of the Marvel U. Still the trailer did put that on hold for me.