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Watch Josh Trank's Fantastic Four Trailer #1 Teaser Video

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Our first look at Josh Trank's reboot of Fantastic Four was released today with the first trailer. Watch it below:

My initial reaction: 

Meh? Look, this could have been worse. This film has been riddled with nothing but negativity and that might be rightfully so. I think far too many of the choices they've made for this movie are in the opposite direction of what superhero films are right now, and not in a good, "taking this in a better direction" way. This feels like it has more in line with Ghost Rider and Daredevil than it does with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in that studio executives probably influenced not only the casting (targeting a younger audience) but also the tone. Visually, this seems interesting, but this trailer does absolutely nothing to make me interested in seeing the movie. Hell, there aren't even any indications that this is a superhero film!

Am I going to see it?

Of course. It's a comic book movie. I see them all, unless they are some non-entity like Super. But just because they've got my $10 already doesn't mean that I'm seeing it because I'm pumped for it. Look forward to my review, where I most likely end up ripping it to shreds, unfortunately. Chronicle was cool, but this is only slightly better off from what it was several days ago. It's still fighting an uphill battle against everything that a movie like this shouldn't be facing. Poor marketing (what marketing?), nothing but bad publicity, and reports that there are already plans for rebooting it should it fail are indicators of why you shouldn't spend your money on it and be a sap like myself.
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.
What do you think? Does this look like the movie that you wanted to see but didn't get with the previous two films, or is it yet another example of Marvel's first family not translating well on the big screen?
Fantastic Four will be released in theaters August 7, 2015.

Directed by: Josh Trank
Written by: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jeremy Slater (story and screenplay), Josh Trank (story), T.S. Nowlin (revisions), Jack Kirby (characters), Stan Lee (characters)
Starring: Miles Teller (Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm / Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm / Human Torch), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm / Thing), Toby Kebbell (Victor Domashev), Reg E. Cathey (Dr. Franklin Storm), and Tim Blake Nelson (Harvey Elder)

HD Fantastic Four logo poster
Kate Mara as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four (2015) movie

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.