The First Teaser for Fantastic Four Has Finally Arrived

By  · Published on January 27th, 2015

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For a while there, it seemed like maybe the Fantastic Four reboot was as imaginary as Stan Lee wished the Roger Corman version was. But here, at last, with barely more than six months left until its release, is our first teaser. Sorry if you want a lot of footage of the superhero quartet in action and using their powers or even showing off their powers, because this is still only a slight look at what we have to look forward to.

Still, what’s here is pretty, um, fantastic. There’s voiceover narration from The Wire and House of Cards actor Reg E. Cathey, who plays Dr. Franklin Storm – father of Johnny and Sue. There are a mere hints at The Thing and Human Torch in transformed mode. Mostly, though, this is interestingly Interstellar-like in the story it’s teasing. If we didn’t know it was a superhero movie, I doubt we’d get that impression at all from this.

Also, is it just titled Fantastic Four now, without a “the”? Or, should we be spelling it Fant4stic?

Fant4stic stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular Marvel Comics-based heroes and is directed by Josh Trank. See it when it opens on August 7th.

Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.