20th Century Fox has kept us waiting for a The Fantastic Four trailer, but we’re finally going to get a real first look at the film next month. While I assume some images and a poster may drop before the trailer, Latino Review reports that the teaser will be attached to Kingsman: The Secret Service, which opens on February 13th.
Looking at expectations for The Fantastic Four, I’m reminded about how much we crave trailers, and now if we don’t see trailers, it means there’s “something to hide”, ergo the film is bad, or it’s an uphill battle, etc. But by the same token, we salivate over something like the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer even though the film is almost a year away. Maybe it’s time to back away from demanding marketing and letting the film unroll in its own time. The Fantastic Four is an anomaly in what we expect for marketing timelines, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. Besides, it’s only a trailer. I’m more curious about the finished film, which opens August 7th, and stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.