The first teaser trailer for ‘The Fantastic Four’ has arrived revealing the long awaited reboot of the iconic Marvel Comics superhero franchise starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. To say there is excitement upon the release of this teaser does not begin to describe the depths of anticipation and palpable enthusiasm it has evoked.
After many long years the reboot of ‘The Fantastic Four’ is here, directed by Josh Tank (“Chronicle”) and based on the original comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Yes, it’s been a long, long time. As we’ve seen many Marvel franchises grace the big screen and many iconic characters of the Marvel universe, we have been completely lacking and longing for this particular classic that dates back many decades to the golden age of comic books.
Casting was greeted with both cheers and criticism, as is often the case. Portraying the team members are some of Hollywood’s up-and-coming and soon to be A listers. We have Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); also Kate Mara as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman) and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing).
Rounding out the cast are Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev (Doom) and Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder.
Yes, there was controversy over the casting of Michael B. Jordan as some did not think The Human Torch should be African-American. But let’s hope that controversy is now over, and that was just a social media-troll-driven episode not to be repeated.
Now they are here, all four on the big screen, or at least, the YouTube video that instantly went viral. The teaser trailer runs barely longer than a minute, but it looks ominous and exciting. Let’s hope the movie holds up and sustains the thrills and the angst.
The long anticipated superhero adventure flick arrives in conventional and 3D theaters on August 7th.
And meanwhile, you can watch the first teaser trailer of ‘The Fantastic Four’ below and see photos of all four stars!
Photos: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell
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