AT WHAT point do we have to admit that this “Fantastic Four” movie is starting to look a little cool?
If you harnessed the energy of the collective sighs and groans when it was announced that 20th Century Fox was rebooting the FF franchise after mixed results the first time around, you’d have enough power to take on Galactus (although let us quickly forget how Galactus was handled in the last “FF” movie).
The success of Marvel Studios has created an authenticity factor that makes it more difficult for Marvel properties not being adapted by Kevin Feige and Co. to receive ready approval from fans. But 20th Century Fox is the studio that keeps on trying. And rightfully so.
Fox’s X-Men films are the shining example that shows not everything has to be done the Marvel Studios way. The X-Men movie franchise is still alive and well and buzzing, in part because the X-Men helped establish a beach-head for Marvel characters succeeding on the screen — well before the birth of Marvel Studios. If Fox can be successful with Marvel’s mutants, surely the studio couldn’t give up on a classic property like the Fantastic Four.
And the latest “Fantastic Four” trailer that debuted this morning is a deeper look at Josh Trank’s not-so-doomed vision.
With shades of Spielberg, the trailer starts with a young Reed Richards, being laughed at by classmates and teachers for wanting to work on dimensional travel and flying cars. In actuality, of course, he is doing that very thing in his garage (with trusty best bud Ben Grimm at his side).