20th Century Fox has finally released a teaser trailer for the new Fantastic Four reboot, and despite a lot of skepticism from comic fans (including myself), it looks really good.
I’m nerding out a bit here to be fair, but I think the fact that it appears they’re going into this project with a heavy emphasis on the sic-fi elements is promising. The trailer gives a very Interstellar vibe, and considering that it’s rumored that alternate dimensions will be introduced, that isn’t a bad thing.
In addition, I know that a lot of people weren’t pleased with the casting choices (most specifically the race change for Johnny Storm), but I commend Fox’s willingness to select the actors they felt best embodied the characters despite the color of their skin. I’m a big fan of Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, so there are no real complaints from me. I’m not too familiar with Kate Mara or Jamie Bell, but I’m eager to see what they can bring to the table. They can’t be much worse than Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis’ cheeseball performances can they?
Overall, it is a bit frustrating that we’ll never see Mr. Fantastic matching wits with Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Fox has won favor with me over the past few years with their latest entries into the X-Men franchise, so I’ll reserve any negative judgement until I see the finished product.
Enjoy the trailer below, and also make sure to check out commentary from the screenwriter and director: