Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'

January 27, 2015
Source: Fox

Fantastic Four

Hot on the heels of last night's first look photo from the set of Fantastic Four, the new adaptation of the Marvel comic book, the teaser trailer for the film from director Josh Trank has arrived. It's been a long wait to see footage from this movie, but man, this looks pretty damn good. This doesn't even feel like a comic book movie, almost having the feel of an indie sci-fi flick. This looks impressive as hell, and I can't wait to see Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Any worries there might have been about the quality of the film have been pushed away for now, and I'm excited to see this movie.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four from 20th Century Fox:

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past). The 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. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell star in the film which 20th Century Fox releases on August 7th. Well?

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  • Jon Odishaw
    Not a fan of the narrative but visually its a lot better than I expected. Not going to make too many judgements given that this is only a glimpse.
    • avconsumer2
      Words. You took 'em out of my mouth.
  • Franklin Carpio
    It would of been real hard to make it worse then the previous Fantastic Four movies. But this does look promising. I'll bite.
  • Matthew
    Wow, what a way to wash away any fear. This looks to be shot incredibly well, doesn't have that popcorn feel to it. Some shots reminded me of past Christopher Nolan films which isn't a bad thing at all. However my gripe is the cast. Yes, they are all fine actors but they just don't feel like the right group for me, but a great story and production will make me forget that.
    • TXSteadyEddie
      Agree 100% Matthew, I'm just not sure on the "team" dynamic
  • Andrew
    This looks way better and feels better than the first ones. A darker tone to it. I'm hoping Dr. Doom is the Dr. Doom we've been waiting for.
    • stavi82
      I hope the original rumor about him being a psychotic basement-dwelling computer hacker are false...
  • txJM
    Handy tip for not getting caught up in the hype: watch without the sound on. Looks like standard fare, except with a terrible logo redesign.
  • Ammon Anderson
    They ruined the Logo! Why would you destroy something so iconic? The 4 in the circle was perfect! LAME.
    • Brian Sleider
  • qweqwu
    It's so dark...I love it!
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Trank said this trailer was supposed to have an easter egg of some sort. Could somebody help me to find it?
    • Sineman
      At the 00:47 mark you would see in red on the large bank of screens. That is an IP address that leads to a Marvel Wikia article on Latveria - the place of van Doom! I don't know if there are any other Easter eggs in the trailer.
      • Tuomas Lassila
        That's it? Okay...
    • The Walking Cuban
      Saw some rocks
  • Nathan Williams
    Very excited for this! And I might be on my own but I love the new logo. The square makes more sense, four equal likes working together to make one shape.
    • izakkson
      I agree about the logo. It works and the circle logo is now unfortunately associated with the dire first movies so a simple redesign makes sense in that respect too.
    • Brian James Parker
      definitely not a square, though. just from looking at it, the lines are clearly unequal. a circle makes more sense as they are all together as one. knights of the round table-type vibe, ya know?
      • Brian James Parker
        that said, i like the new logo too, though.
  • theslayer5150
    I'm certainly curious...but it has a feel like nearly every other "young adult, near future/dystopia" movie out there. And while that may be fine, as a man in his 40's I just don't feel compelled to see it. Yes, I am a bit old fashioned and kinda like my super hero stories the same way, and I am ok with a so called fresh take on the beginning of these people. But it seems to be quite a departure from the original source. I think I'll give it a chance, just not excited about it yet.
  • izakkson
    Definitely made me a lot more interested in seeing this. Before this I was definitely going to skip this one in the theatre due to comic book overload. I'll wait and see what the full trailers look like and some reviews before I'm fully convinced though.
  • Dubmaster2010
    Wow...expacted something....other than that. That feeling in this trailer is awesome! Never thought i would like it because of the strange cast. But they're looking very good. Younger...but...good. Maybe that movie will be much better than expacted.
  • HG2012
    i love what trank is doing here in a world where super hero films are very safe and formulaic and stick to a specific set of rules i like that trank is bringing his own creative voice and vision to this property it feels different,fresh and something we haven't seen before in a comic book film
  • The Walking Cuban
    Trailer talky but movie looks good.
    • Armitall
      This sums up precisely how I feel about it.
  • capitandelespacio
    From the studio that gave you X-MEN days of the Future Wolverine, Wolverine 2: THE Wolverine, The Wolverine Origins: Wolverine. And next: Wolverinocalypse.
  • Dubmaster2010
    I watched the trailer 5 times now. For's the best trailer since a long time. I got no expectations...but that was great! Maybe just a damn good trailer...but my hopes for a good movie rising.
  • IamSlave
    I gotta admit. I had very little hope for this movie just because of the past films, all the rumored troubles, the rumored plot, etc but damn this trailer makes the film look good. Hope thats the case.
  • TheOct8pus
    I don't know....still looks very rebooty
  • stavi82
    Alternate universe? Negative Zone? This might drastically change my outlook on this movie...
  • Christian Good
    "from the studio that brought you xmen..."? has created a lot more than just xmen dofp....alotta crap in that portfolio.
    • ProjectionistHP
      So you would prefer a trailer, that would list in the beginning everything that studio has released before?
  • OfficialJab
    Do they still own Silver Surfer too?
  • mathieu leborgne
    Not sold yet
  • ari smulders
    I found the first movies not that interesting, maybe not my heroes but trank did a wonderful job with chronicle, I loved that movie. This is not it for me, sorry...
  • grimjob
    I'm usually not for reboots/remakes or whatever, but this franchise really needs it. With the exception of Silver Surfer, those movies were terrible. Still not really interested here, but needs to be done. Hope its worthwhile.
    • Astroboy3000
      I hate the entirety of this casting.
      • grimjob
        Nothing interesting.
  • timnimbus
    I like the darker tone and I like the fact its not a comedy. The previous movies had awful acting along with an awful script. Im holding my judgements til I can watch some decent plot/dialogue to go with the cool shots.
  • ColtNoir
    it doesn't look or feel like the Fantastic Four. that was proven by the script, but this just feels like a heavy sci-fi movie with the name "Fantastic Four". it may end up being good, but this shouldn't really be considered the FF. Still, the best thing that could happen to this franchise is it reverting back to it's owners. Everything Marvel is doing right now plays into the FF so well - unfortunately they can't do anything with them.
    • dawko
      What's wrong with that? I'd rather have a heavy sci-fi movie with superheroes thrown into it than just another mediocre comic flick...I am getting tired of Marvel's mediocrity, though I know i am one of few, since IM3 made a billion, which kinda worries me about the future of the quality of Marvel/Disney movies...
      • ColtNoir
        then why even bother watching Comic book movies? you clearly aren't interested. Also, don't compare that crap IM3 to the rest of what Marvel has been doing. and of course it made a ton of money...It's IM and that's arguably the face of the Marvel movie franchise. If I pay to see something called "Fantastic Four" it should feel like a Fantastic Four movie, not some something that just so happens to use their names. This is essentially a Chronicle type spinoff - which is fine, and as I said, it may be a good movie. but it's not the Fantastic Four, by any means.
  • Xerxexx
    Okay...I'm getting tingles.
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    looks like The Signal meets Prometheus.
  • ragethorn
    Michael B Jordan is the next big thing.
  • cg
    I hope people will now shut up about this film. All the talk over the net for the past few months has bashed this film, from the actors, to the script etc. The trailer speaks for itself, this has potential and much promise
  • theboyd
    Any time a movie needs to refer to another movie for being considered credible, its a red flag for me. It means the filmmakers themselves have doubts if the movie will sell on its own. Marvel did it with Guardians and although it turned out to be a good movie, I was still cautious going in, and it sure was a gamble for Marvel.
    • Ryan
      This argument is retarded
      • ThrashyTrends
        I don't think it is. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones was extremely different than any other PA movie before it, but for whatever reason (likely piggy-backing off the success of PA's previous films), they kept the PA namesake. That's the most recent example I can think of off the top of my head, besides theboyd's Guardians Of The Galaxy comment. Marvel tossed in their credentials for people unfamiliar with the GotG characters. It gains a viewer's trust. Marvel's had a track record of superhero movies, now come watch Marvel entertain you with a talking tree and raccoon! Meanwhile FOX, who previously failed with Fantastic Four (twice!), wants to remind us they made Days Of Future Past in order to assure us they're now capable of getting it right this time. After failing twice, I think this reboot really requires the reassurance. Whether the movie is actually a better attempt at the characters or not remains unseen...
        • Sineman
          It is always the case with the trailers, don't you agree? From the producers of XYZ, director of ABC, always placed in a trailer. Granted that this one had a voice over, which makes it feel like a more desperate case. If such is the case where a reference to a previous movie will be a red flag, then indie movies by new comer directors are the only hope. #2cents
          • ThrashyTrends
            Ah, I see what you're saying. There must be more involved to it. Some do come off desperate, some just whiz by with little acknowledgement. I guess a part of it could be just how they present it. It either slips through subtly, or sticks out like a sore thumb.
      • Angry Lester
        I agree, I don't get it.
  • Been looking forward to this...Now I can't wait...this was a great tease!
  • toonfed
    I don't care, i'll be whenever Kate Mara is. Sweet, sweet, Kate Mara
    • JuanJondre
      But right underneath her is Kevin Spacey :/
    • shiboleth
      Oh yeah, I agree about sweet Kate... As for the movie, how bad can it be if she's in it..?
    • Astroboy3000
      the only good thing she's done is get pushed in front of a subway.
  • toonfed
    And well... the logo sucks.
    • Akirakorn
      FINALLY someone said it. Yeah, it's hip to be square I guess.
  • Looks like the re4l de4l so f4r.
  • Maxx
    I know it is just a teaser but where is the group dynamic? This is a team story. I didn't get that feeling here.
    • Sineman
      This being an origin story, the teaser weighs towards the individuals before they team up to fight Doom, I guess. And as you said it, its still a teaser.
      • Akirakorn
        they were a family at the start. thats the point. right? i dunno, i'm not a FF fan, but i'm sure the family dynamic was the only good point about em
  • shiboleth
    they look more credible than last ones ...
  • JB1794
    Seems like AGAIN, a studio wants to rewrite the source material to put their own mark on the story line. The original source material was good, studios just need to do it right from the source like Disney has. THAT is why they are successful. Disney was able to tweak things because they respected the source material and ran with it, not totally rewrite it. I see a failure of magnificent scale with this. If you want to make a totally different movie than the source, just write your own, don't steal a good concept and trash it. Seems most studios just cannot grasp that simple concept. A square peg trying to fit in a round hole.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Still keeping my reserve on skepticality but i have to admit that the teaser was pretty captivating.
  • Chris Groves
    I think they are over-compensating for the 'silly' last two films and are taking this one way too seriously. This isn't 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    • Angry Lester
      Ohhh here it is, Chris Groves ladies and gentlemen, always putting his uptight and stale 2 cents worth in. What exactly would make you happy, this one is too silly, this one is too serious... what the fk makes you happy. Let's make sure we talk to Chris Groves before we make another movie guys. What are doing in life Chris?? If you're better then go out and make a fcking movie that will be perfect in every way and make everyone happy. Oh wait, you don't make movies you just criticize the work of others who do.... Ahhh, man that felt good.
      • txJM
        Now that you've relieved yourself, honey, go back downstairs and troll some more websites. I'll bring you a Pop-Tart later.
      • Chris Groves
        I was just giving an opinion. Don't be mad just because it doesn't line up with your own. This movie COULD end up being great. All we have to go off of is a trailer, and this trailer made the film look like it was being too serious for a film based on these characters to be. Believe it or not, movies don't just come in two styles of 'super duper serious' or 'absolutely silly and stupid'. Just because ONE doesn't work doesn't mean you need to go to the other extreme. The vast majority of the great superhero movies fall somewhere in between. And maybe THIS film will fall in between as well, but for right now, we just have this completely "We're making a high brow movie" tone to go off of, so that is what I'm basing my judgment on. Whatever I'm doing, it is 5 times more valuable to society then trying to start petty arguments and debates with people over the internet.
      • Chris Groves
        Screw me for having an opinion, right? Also, whatever I AM doing, I know it is contributing more to society than going around and trying to start online squabbles on the internet.
  • dan
    this looks terrible. I don't get FF from that teaser at all. - I also think the 4 leads are miscast......and I can't get used to a black johnny storm......what's next - johnny depp cast as tupac shakur?
    • Duane
      A) At least use a race swap of fictional characters. The white Tupac/Malcom X/Martin Luther King thing doesn't work. That being said.. B) I'd pay MONEY to see Depp as Tupac. (in Sparrow voice) "I see no changes. All I see is racist faces. Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races ... mate"
      • Carlos Coca
        I would like to see a white Blade movie
    • Daniel Jesse Spade
      No, if they cast Johnny Depp as Tupac, that would be racist. If you cast a black actor in a white role, it's progressive, but if you cast a white actor in a black role it's racist.
      • Jon Odishaw
        FF was created in a time when black people were drinking from different water fountains. so maybe its a bad example.
      • dan
        you're proving exactly what my point is - the whole notion that you just mentioned is ridiculous.....and I'm NOT saying YOU are ridiculous - but that common belief IS nonsense.
        • Daniel Jesse Spade
          I was agreeing with you, with a little ridiculousness for effect.
          • dan
            I kind of figured you were - that's why I didn't go on any more than I did. thanks for the reply!
  • Thundercleese
    YAY, let's throw in a token to be PC.
    • MrKuel
      let me guess, your a disenfranchised white male?
      • Thundercleese
        Why no. Not at all. I'm just pointing out the obvious. To much for you?
        • MrKuel
          I was being sarcastic as I stated to txJM. its not to much for me. actually I would like for you to elaborate on why you are negative about a change in the character.
          • Richard Abella
            I'll answer that. Because the original character is not black. I'm not interested in seeing a reboot of Shaft played by a white actor and I would like my FF4 characters to stay the color I know them by in the comics. Real simple, dude.
          • MrKuel
            I guess I'm curious as to why it matters. the majority of people that complain are white but have no problems with ethnic characters being portrayed by white European or American actors.
          • txJM
            Name one.
          • Kyle
            How about most of the movies with Jesus in it?
          • txJM
            I said "name one".
      • txJM
        I'm a disenfranchised, white male. What of it?
        • MrKuel
          I was being sarcastic. could you explain how you are a disenfranchised white male?
          • txJM
            Does that need explanation?
          • MrKuel
            no, your inability to answer it is your answer
          • txJM
            Neckbeard alert.
  • Dimius
    Can't disrespect Trank, the cinematography is top notch. The actors are all very talented individuals. However, this project is just stupid. Fox are setting themselves up to fail again and all of the fans have to suffer for it.
    • HG2012
      nobody cares about F4 it was barely in the top 100 of selling comic books and it is why marvel cancelled the comic since no one was buying it
      • Dimius
        Comic books have a generally small amount of consumers anyway. I'm of the opinion that Marvel pulled the FF comic because they did not want to indirectly support this film. Besides, I'm pretty sure it's on an "indefinite hiatus" as a tactic on the path to slowly earning the rights of FF back.
  • mooreworthy
    Really, who reads the FF? Compared to the other comic related movies, exactly. So go into this movie as a fresh start.
    • Angry Lester
      What are you talking about, nobody is complaining. Buy hey, thanks for bringing it up.
  • MattPeloquin
    I've been against this since the beginning, but that was a damn good trailer. I may have to eat my words.
    • LightningB
      Out of curiosity, why were you against it? I was for the new Batman flicks by Nolan because the last ones (even the Burton ones) were too goofy. I was against more Spiderman movies because the Raimi ones were good. I am for rebooting Fantastic Four because those last ones were awful. Gruffudd stunk (loved him in King Arthur so that's disappointing), Chiklis was two-dimensional at best and Alba never got one scene right. She was terrible. For me it just depends on the quality of the prior attempts.
      • MattPeloquin
        Too many changes to the story and script issues, that shitty leaked photo of Doom looking like he's wearing footie pajamas, rumors of problems with Trank coming to set all strung out on coke, and it took them a loooooong time to release anything official from the set besides that instagram selfie when principle photography wrapped. This just goes to show that I shouldn't care what's going on in the kitchen though, as long as my steak still comes out medium rare.
      • Angry Lester
        I was in the same mindset. Mainly because of casting. But like MattyP, I may eat my words.
      • ColtNoir
        Raimi's spidey was shit.
        • LightningB
          Spiderman 3 was crap I'll admit but I enjoyed the first 2(minus Kirsten Dunst in the 2nd one).
          • ColtNoir
            people hate on Garfield but his Peter/Spidey is much truer to the comics nowadays. much more so than Raimi's version.
  • HG2012
    ant man trailer looks like dog shit compared to this
  • CE1986
    Did I just watch I just watch the teaser for Interstellar 2?
  • Michael Miller
    wow. and I thought the ant man trailer was bad
    • Angry Lester
      And I thought you were straight. The world is full of surprises, isn't it?
      • txJM
        Using homosexuality as an insult. How far we've come.
  • Jay
    Casting aside, from what I have read so far about this movie, it's going to be nothing like what fans of the comics are used to. The last two movies were a disservice to the comics and this one will be as well. I can't wait until Marvel regains the rights to the FF and X-Men. Sure they won't follow the comics panel to panel but it will be worlds better than what Fox has been giving us long time fans.
  • 1ftninja
    Well, it *looks* pretty enough, I guess. It's a teaser, so not much to see right now. I liked Chronicle, it was a well thought out movie that was nicely done, so it's probable that this should be reasonable. And possibly Trank has done a better job of The Thing, though until we see more... My gripe though, is that if you're going to take source material, why twist it until it's almost not recognisable anymore. For the most part, Marvel Studios has done right with their characters, but Fox (and Sony) continue to take such large steps to distance themselves from the source material that I'm really not sure why they bother. Clearly in this instance, Fox didn't want to just rehash their original movies, hence the change of direction, and director, but this could be any (almost stereo)typical sci-fi movie. Not saying I'll give it a miss (for you haters out there), and I'll reserve final judgement until I see it, but...not digging it that much right now.
  • Payne by name
    This doesn't look bad though I do have a problem with Miles Teller. He's always reminded me of a poor mans Vince Vaughan and I just find it hard to overlook that. Am I the only one that doesn't mind the first two films? The actors were all good, the FX were impressive and I thought they were good films. Chris Evans' Johnny Storm was always likeable for being a character that actually wanted to be a hero rather than a miserable reluctant one. Well I thought they were good and besides who could ever forget Jessica Alba saying "I'm so hot for you right now".
    • Angry Lester
      Yes, you are the only one who didn't mind the first two fims.
      • LightningB
        He's not the only one. I heard of one other person who that's not true. You're right, he's the only one.
        • Payne by name
          Ha, ha. Well that's a shame as I found them entertaining but I guess the only reason Fox are remaking them is so they don't lose the license rather than wanting to make amends for their previous attempts.
    • Andrew Geczy
      I liked the first two movies. Well I liked the second movie, and there were parts to like in the first movie. Parts to hate too. I thought the first two movies did justice to the characters and family dynamic, as well as the buddy prankster relationship between Johnny and Ben. Also, I really just don't get how of all the characters they decided to make Johnny black, when he's the brother of Sue who's white...
      • Payne by name
        Kudos to you big guy. I think I preferred the second one more and I agree that the family dynamic were well played along with the friendly antagonism between Johnny and Ben. That's also a great point about Johnny and Sue. I'm all for diversity but that does make it a little silly doesn't it?
  • MrKuel
    looks decent so far. I can imagine it being about as good as X-Men first class and then going downhill with the next ala Days of future past. to bad they didn't have the guts to make Johnny's sister black as well. I'm most disappointed about the probable lack of toys due to the Disney/Marvel freeze out on Fox. So far - no toys for X-men movies, FF4 comic cancelled, Wolverine killed in comics, Deadpool is going to die. Gambit probably will die of syphilis next. It will be interesting to observe the ongoing war over Marvel properties.
  • VAharleywitch
    Still not hyped up to see it, but it now looks worth a look if I can fit it in w the other summer films.
  • Duane
    Cant remember if anyone had any issues with a latina Sue Storm for the last FF movie series.
    • Akirakorn
      No she was breaking out then (like MB Jordan), really hot (like MB... don't be shy guys admit it) and it wasn't cliche then. Then the bleached her out and gave her shit dialogue/character. I know she's not the greatest actor, but she didn't screw up a good character. It was already *(#&#). As the only female character in the damn movie (of note) she shouldv'e had more purpose than "girl the geeks want, when there not busy with what they really want". She was pretty much an afterthought to Doom and Mr. Fantastic, so yeah.
  • Angry Lester
    Nice and dark, I like it!!! The Thing, from what I saw, looks badass. Can't wait to see Dr. Doom... he is in this right??
    • ColtNoir
      Doom is an angry blogger.
  • morello
    Anderton, your tastes in movies are questionable, favorite actor..Ryan Gosling. For some time when i see one of your posts i cringe. Especially the hype you bring to this movie. And you won't bother to see it, but hey, i quote "Any worries there might have been about the quality of the film have been pushed away for now". Don't mislead people, this movie is unnecesary.
    • txJM
      Funny how that whole, "Don't judge a movie by its trailer" line is only brought out when the trailers suck, isn't it? When the trailer is halfway decent, it's suddenly okay for the editors and the fanboys to drool all over the place.
    Really, I can't agree with you more, morello. I think this movie sucks,,and this is only a teaser, yeah, well I won't be spending money on this one..and I think other people should too. the thing is it will get later a lot of publicity, and through that, the people will be manipulated so that they all go and watch it,, just like that crap movie the guardians of the galaxy, or that hunger games one...
  • HG2012
    i love the direction of this movie so glad it is'nt another cheese fest comedic super hero movie like GOTG this feels like it has a message,some depth to the lore and characters and has a very cerebral tone and feel
  • Mark Brackney
    Sooo... can Chris Evans just be Cap., then, and Forget all about that (Bless her Heart) Jessica-Alba Crap? THANK, GOD.
  • Joop Agema
    The title of the movie is embarrassing..




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