Of all the upcoming superhero movies that have already been packaged, this is one that I’m most interesting it seeing, if only because I’m curious to see what director Josh Trank has done with the material, given his work on “Chronicle” 3 years ago – a film I appreciated; a different, more grounded take on the superhero origin story. It seems as if the same 5 or 6 directors (all white and male) are/have been directing the majority of the superhero franchise movies – Zack Snyder, the Russo brothers, Bryan Singer, Christopher Nolan (who’s now done with the Batman franchise) and a few others. And while Josh Trank is also white and male, he’s a fresh voice, at least, and, from all that’s been said about the upcoming “Fantastic Four” movie he directed, that comes out later this year, fans should expect a “different” kind of superhero movie – one that, like his last film, is much more grounded, and character driven. One of the producers previously shared that their super powers will be treated more like disabilities that they have to adjust to over time, which I thought was an interesting way to look it.
Until August 7, 2015 arrives, which is when the movie is set to open in theaters, here is the first full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot, directed by Josh Trank, and starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell (and I shouldn’t forget Reg E. Cathey who actually features in this trailer – he wasn’t in the previous teaser).
The film, which will be released in 3D, was penned by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg & Josh Trank, with Matthew Vaughn, Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar, and Gregory Goodman producing.