Fox debuted some brand-new footage from Fantastic Four at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, and now we finally have a look at what the lucky folks in Hall H got to see.
The new trailer pulls back the curtain more than anything that’s come before, finally giving us a ton of fresh footage of Marvel’s First Family in action. We get some long shots of the Thing smashing stuff, along with some nifty clips of the Human Torch flaming on. Plus, Reed is stretchy and Sue is rocking those force fields. Despite the so-so buzz, the gang looks great, and we’re digging the way director Josh Trank has imagined their powers.
The trailer also reveals a bit more of the story, as we see the struggle within the government over how to use the Four, and the rise of Doom. There are also some peeks at a few massive set pieces, so don’t worry, this movie should destroy more than enough stuff to fit in with all the other comic-book blockbusters. Go ahead and check that "Michael Bay Factor" box.
The studio included Fantastic Four in its extremely buzzy Hall H panel that was largely populated with X-Men sequels and spinoffs, which served as a not-so-subtle way to remind everyone that this movie is definitely from the same house that made X-Men. We’ll know in a few weeks if that positive reinforcement worked.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson. The film opens Aug. 7.