After months of waiting, comic book movie fans finally got their first look at Josh Trank's Fantastic Four with a debut trailer in late January... but since then we have experienced yet another footage drought. Fortunately, Fox now seems to be ramping up promotion again, as they have dropped four new featurettes about the film online. Watch the first one below!
Did you know that Miles Teller had originally auditioned for a role in Chronicle? I didn't, and that's just one of the first interesting bits of trivia to come out of these actor-centric videos. For example, our next video centering on Kate Mara - who plays Sue Storm a.k.a. The Invisible Woman in this new Fantastic Four - talks about the tests for chemistry between her and her on-screen brother, played by Michael B. Jordan.
Speaking of Jordan, the Human Torch-centric clip makes note of the fact that Josh Trank and Michael B. Jordan previously had the chance to work together on Chronicle, but focuses more on the key emotional element that Trank and writer/producer Simon Kinberg were looking for in the new Fantastic Four. And basically, it all boils down to charisma.
Finally, the last video is an examination of Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm a.k.a. The Thing. Interestingly, the production didn't cast the actor because they felt that they had seen something from him previously that would lend itself to the character. Instead, Trank believed that this kind of monstrous hero was somewhere inside of Bell, and wanted to take a chance on bringing it out of him.
Sadly, it's worth noting that there isn't exactly any new footage in these clips to dissect, but hopefully there will be more on the way soon. After all, we are now just a few weeks away from the start of the summer movie season. At the very least Fox should release something to commemorate that we're now in the fourth month of the year. Stay tuned!
Fantastic Four will be in theaters August 7th.