Fresh off the heels of our big exclusive interview last night where director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and producer Simon Kinberg spoke with us at length about the film, 20th Century Fox has finally released the first Fantastic Four trailer, which reveals Trank’s superhero adaptation to the world at large. The film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell as the titular foursome who are left physically transformed after teleporting to an alternate and dangerous universe, with Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) filling the villainous role of Dr. Doom. This is very much a teaser trailer as it does a nice job of conveying tone and mood without giving much away, but we do get to hear the voice of Reg E. Cathey through some ominous narration. Judging by this footage, I’d say Trank’s statement that the films of David Cronenberg were a big inspiration for this superhero adaptation is spot on.
Watch the first Fantastic Four trailer below and click here if you missed our huge interview with Trank and Kinberg. The film also stars Tim Blake Nelson. The Fantastic Four opens in theaters on August 7th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The 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.
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- Exclusive: Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg Talk FANTASTIC FOUR; Plus First Images From Set
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- Over 25 Screengrabs from the New FANTASTIC FOUR Trailer
- FANTASTIC FOUR Trailer with Commentary from Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg