“They just cracked inter-dimensional travel,” that what Dr. Franklin Storm, played by Reg E. Cathey, said while explaining the contributions of a young Reed Richards to his scientific experiments. It?s also the main catalyst that sparked the plot of the new trailer for The Fantastic Four, which 20th Century Fox has just dropped online.
Fantastic Four?s powers in action
With all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batmans v Superman commotion last week, ?it?s easy to forget that there?s also a Fantastic Four movie coming soon. 20th Century Fox is here to remind moviegoers of that fact with an all-new trailer (see below).
This clip, CNet observes, was said to be originally slated to air today. However, a leaked video appears to be the reason why the studio released the full trailer a day earlier. The video was leaked by a YouTube user ?lioonelx? and has since been removed for copyright reasons.
Posted on Sunday, this second major teaser clip of the upcoming film showcases a lot more of the team?s cosmic ray-infused powers unlike the first one released back in January. There?s Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller) stretching his arms & legs at impossible lengths, the Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) blinking out of view on an exam table & projecting a large force field, and of course, the Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan) doing what he does best–burning things up in several scenes. While we don’t see The Thing (Jamie Bell) in action, we saw how he is “born” from a pile of rubble.
First glimpse at Doctor Doom
The trailer also gave us our first glimpse at Doctor Doom, played by Toby Kebbell, who has been re-imagined as a brilliant hacker. He is Mr. Fantastic?s long-time nemesis who will be the main villain in the movie. In a ScreenRant report, Kebbell mentioned late last year that Doctor Doom won’t be portrayed as a Latverian gypsy as he was in the original comics. Instead, he will depicted as a programmer who uses the name ?Doom? as his online handle.
This will be the start of a new franchise that?s different from the movie series of the early 2000s and as such a sequel has already been announced. Fantastic Four, helmed by Chronicle director Josh Trank, will finally hit theaters on August 7.
Check out the full Fantastic Four trailer below.
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