We have a new trailer for Fantastic Four, the upcoming reboot by Chronicle director Josh Trank. Since, this is the second trailer we get more details on the plot. It looks like the film will be following the comics in terms of the group’s origin story. We get a closer look at all of the characters, including our first look at Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom and Jamie Bell as The Thing. Kebbell did a phenomenal job playing the villain Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It is really exciting to see what he can do with iconic villain like Doom. The one shot of the character does look encouraging.
Here is the 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.”
While we saw Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm in the first trailer, we get to see him as The Thing in this trailer. It looks they went with CGI and motion-capture work to portray the character. Overall, the character looks great. Thing might even end up being a scene-stealer. The chemistry between the young cast is excellent. While we may not know how the film will turn out, it will definitely have some solid performances. Also, the powers of each individual is depicted really well. The shots of them using their powers are exciting.
The trailer also includes a look at some of the supporting characters such as Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder. It seems like Cathey will be delivering a noteworthy performance that will make him a strong supporting character. Once again, the group dynamic between the four characters are portrayed really well. This is an encouraging sign that we may get an accurate depiction of the Fantastic Four.
Finally, this trailer contradicts the dark tone of the first teaser trailer. There is a light-hearted, humourous vibe here that was absent from the first trailer. As a result, we have some entertaining moments here. That is probably the right way to go. The humour will add an entertaining aspect to the film, and help convey the chemistry between the team as well. Overall this is a much more promising trailer for Fantastic Four. Let’s hope Josh Trank has crafted a successful reboot to the franchise.
Fantastic Four is set to be released in North America on August 7, 2015.