The most recent pair of Fantastic Four movies were not that great. But a reboot in the wake of the Marvel renaissance was inevitable. And the trailer for Fantastic Four gives us hope that it might actually be solid. Hooray!
Directed by the chap behind the excellent Chronicle, the movie is an origins story for the Fab 4, and thus stars young actors in roles that would normally be filled by older sorts. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan play four people accidentally endowed with superpowers after an experiment gone wrong. And once they've learnt to control their abilities, they have to use them against a bad guy. Standard stuff, but hopefully brought to life with a little imagination and flair.
Fantastic Four will be in UK cinemas on August 6th, during another superhero movie-packed summer.