Four young outsiders acquire amazing abilities after a trip to an alternate universe changes their physical forms in unforeseen ways.
A new character driven trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot has arrived, it gives a better idea of what to expect with the characters of the film and how they fit into this huge scientific project. There’s a lot of hate being thrown at the film which Josh Trank states is highly influenced by David Cronenberg films like The Fly, you can get that feeling from it’s imagery.
I don’t think a lot of the hate is founded in reality and is based on a longstanding prejudice against Fox still holding onto the rights to a franchise like this. You really have to question the rational when Trank has been hired for a major Star Wars film, information to be released later this afternoon along with Star Wars: Rogue One. Lucasfilm isn’t the habit of hiring directors of huge flops, they are seemingly hiring extremely inventive and talented people. Fox has already greenlit a sequel and will likely be Trank’s next film before heading-off to the Star Wars universe.
I think after an overload of spectacle focused superhero films it might be nice to see a character driven film set within the Marvel universe, I mean Daredevil proved it can be done in a certain way to keep the attention of audiences, maybe people are being overly harsh with Fantastic Four because to me this looks like an interesting take on the comics. Even if some aren’t 100% on-board with the character designs of Doom or The Thing.
I also have to bring-up the small faction of fandom that has given the film a wash because of racism and the anger that Michael B. Jordan is playing The Human Torch, don’t kid yourselves people were furious over that casting news. Shockingly, this is part of fandom that makes me stick to my stomach because there should be a lot more openness to this sort of casting process in 2015. Still, bigots have made it their mission to discredit the film and boycott it, not saying everyone who does is, but that’s certainly an driving force behind it.
If this doesn’t look appealing to you by all means go see another movie instead, but don’t let others talk you out of seeing a film when most of them are judging it not on quality but outside factors. Mainly, a hatred of Fox making any Marvel movie or casting a black actor in a fantasy film to play a character that in comic books is white.
Anyways, check out the trailer and let’s us know what you think!
Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7th.