20th Century Fox has just released the first trailer for their upcoming Fantastic Four movie with a glimpse of the new origins story for the tradionally cosmic superpowered quartet.
We are introduced to through imagery to the diverse backgrounds of the group while a voiceover begins, “How did we get this far? Human beings have an immeasurable desire to discover, to invent, to build.”
It has been known since the casting announcement that the studio would be updating the origins story again for moviegoers in an effort to reboot the franchise. Inlisting the talents of Josh Trank (director of the breakout hit Chronicle) to makeover the silver age comic for a generation where the space race is a distant memory.
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. – 20th Century Fox
This reboot comes 10 years after Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis donned the spandex in the first theatrical release inspired by the comic. Chris Evans has now gone on to join Imperial half of the Marvel movie franchise own by Disney with his turn as Captain America.
Fantastic Four is set to hit theaters on August 7, and they are already planning the sequel. Marvel comics fanboys be damned!