In case you weren't aware, Marvel's oldest band of genetically enhanced oddballs are back in the front with a brand new movie trailer. Obviously, we are talking about the brand new Fantastic Four trailer from Fox that just hit the online forum like a wildfire. This is also the first look at the upcoming reboot.
The newest clip for the story starts off with the serious monologue delivered presumably by Dr Franklin Storm (played by Reg E Cathey) who speaks about humankind's undying need to discover, invent and build.
And while he speaks, we get a glimpse of the future superheroes: Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. At the time, all of them prepared for space launch.
"But with every new discovery, there is risk, there is sacrifice and there are consequences," Dr Storm says as the action begins on the screen. This is followed by a few on-screen explosions with the Human Torch bursting into flames, and even Mister Fantastic reaching out with his newly found abilities.
As you will find out, most of the new trailer for the movie is massively focused on science and space, taking the page straight out of the official comic book. Fantastic Four, the brainchild of then lesser-known Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, came into being since Marvel needed something to compete against DC's Justice League.
the first Fantastic Four comic came out in 1961, a time when the US was in a space race against the Soviets and Marvel, accordingly, decided to set its characters in space.
This was the very first attempt at attaining a more sci-fi approach to the entire superhero model that was going around. And what's better than sending four lesser known characters in space? The fact that they never remain the same once they return. However, the Fantastic Four brand was tweaked for the Marvel Ultimate Universe.
In fact, Director Josh Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg have already confirmed that they are using the Ultimates, as far as source material of the movie characters are concerned. While previous movies adapted the original 1961 story by Lee and Kirby, Trank and Kinberg chose the Ultimate Fantastic Four for their source material, re-imagining the team.
Check out the newest trailer of Fantastic Four below.
"I really wanted to tell the story of a young Reed Richards," said Trank, adding he was inspired by a sequence in the Ultimate book where Reed, as a child prodigy, is sweating his brains out in his garage. Apart from that, adapting the Ultimate storyline, Trank was able to add a few new touches to a young team of misfits.
While you are already aware of the kind of powers each of the Fantastic Four members possess, they get hold of these powers when they're teleported to a place called N-Zone. Or according to Trank, it is his way of looking ahead to an inter-dimensional travel, but only to make it look like space.
Meanhile, there was an uproar when Jordan was cast, since he's black, mostly because of the fact that Johnny Storm and Sue Storm were siblings in the comics.
"You can't make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I'm an actor, I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career," Jordan was previously quoted as saying at a press event last year.