After showing off the final Fantastic Four trailer to a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, 20th Century Fox has added the piece to their YouTube channel for all to see. As Chris noted in his panel report, the promo contains a good deal of familiar footage, but it also adds some new material with a young Reed Richards and Ben Grimm. The moments worked especially well for Chris and I have to agree. First off, it’s nice getting a little backstory on the characters but, second, and perhaps more importantly, the material with Reed and Ben as kids winds up raising the stakes for an older Reed when he takes responsibility for what happens to his friends.
Check out the very last Fantastic Four trailer for yourself below and, in case you missed it, click here for Chris’ Comic-Con panel recap. The Josh Trank-directed film is due to hit theaters on August 7th. Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson.
Via 20th Century Fox.
Here is the official synopsis for Fantastic Four:
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.