It finally happened today. After months of staying silent and not showing any official footage, 20th Century Fox released The Fantastic Four trailer today. Set for release on August 7, this reboot will follow Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm as they gain extraordinary powers while traveling to another dimension. For a teaser trailer, it did a unique job of showing just enough to entice the viewer while not giving away too much action or plot-wise. At the very least, comic book fans now have a better idea of what to expect when they sit down to watch it.
While the trailer itself was not at all horrible (although it did feel generic), there were several things that felt off about it. For a film based off a group of superheroes that popularized Marvel, this didn’t feel anything like the stories about Marvel’s First Family, and there were several missed opportunities in this trailer to showcase material that would have excited fans even more. Granted, teasers hold back a lot of material so they can entice moviegoers, but even taking that into account, here are the main concerns we have towards The Fantastic Four trailer and what it could mean for the film itself.

5. We Have To Sit Through Their Origin Story Again?!?!
We Have To Sit Through Their Origin Story Again?!?!
Obviously with lesser-known heroes, it might be necessary to show moviegoers how these heroes got their start/powers, but when characters are being shown that have already been on-screen before (twice), there’s no need to spend as much time (if any) on the origin. The Fantastic Four may not be at the same level of popularity as Batman or Spider-Man, but their origin story doesn’t need to be retread again, or at least be the main focus. The main difference this time is that the four heroes will be traveling to an alternate dimension (the Negative Zone) instead of outer space, which is based off their Ultimate origin, so hopefully a new landscape will be enough to distinguish itself from the 2005 Fantastic Four movie. Either way, those four are coming back with weird conditions, and people are going to be freaked out.

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