Just like Batman v. Superman, the new Fantastic Four trailer has been leaked before its officially planned debut (Update: and now Fox has officially released it). Bully for us! In it, we get our first glimpse of Doctor Doom (played by Toby Kebbell), as well as a much better look at Jamie Bell‘s The Thing. The new trailer also really lays out the movie’s plot, and shows that in addition to a lot of action, there’s some humor, too. You can watch the full trailer here and see for yourself:
Regarding Doom; in an interview with Collider last November, Toby Kebbell revealed a different backstory for the character:
KEBBELL: He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m “Doom”.
In another recent interview, director Josh Trank described the film as being a cross between Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton. Further,
Trank told Kinberg he had two ambitions. First, the film had to feel scary and very real, more like a horror movie than a superhero flick. And second, it ultimately had to be a coming-of-age story. “Part of defining yourself,” Kinberg explains, “is that moment when you go from being dependent to being in control of your destiny.”
To go back to basics, here’s the official synopsis for the film:
THE 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.
For even more Fantastic Four, you can scrutinize some still images here, and also watch a featurette on how Josh Trank chose his lead actors. You can also watch the first trailer with commentary from Trank and Simon Kinberg here.
Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, and Reg E. Cathey and opens in theaters on August 7th.