This is not your grandmother's Fantastic Four remake , folks! Twentieth Century Fox just released the new Fantastic Four poster for its upcoming superhero movie, and it reaffirms that this will be nothing like the box-office bomb that had Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffud and Michael Chiklis. (Although, #RIPChrisEvansAsJohnnyStormForever!) The poster features rising talents Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. And it looks incredible.
As comic book fans well know, the traditional origin story for Marvel's first family (fun fact: the Fantastic Four was Marvel's first comic book superhero team) sees the quartet traveling into space and getting exposed to cosmic radiation, granting them their unique abilities. However, this is a brave new world. Director Josh Trank is taking some nods from the Ultimate Series (if that means anything to you, then, yay, geeks unite!) in telling of four young minds traveling to an alternate universe and forever changing their biological makeup.
The trailer for the movie was riveting, though a little too reminiscent of what Christopher Nolan did in Interstellar, but the poster has rekindled my excitement to see it come to life on the big screen. Check it out.
Bell is looking particularly imposing as the rock-like Thing (eat your heart out, Hulk), while Jordan is ready to turn the "flame on" and Mara is a bit transparent with her role. (Get it?!) All in all, the geek in me is feeling all the feels right now. I can express them the only way I know how: through a GIF party! As it turns out, there are moments from the Fantastic Four trailer that are perfect for my reactions.
Often times, movie posters, especially the first ones, will drop alongside the first trailer release. Technically, the one for FF did, but it was just a look at the new logo design. This new poster emerged out of the blue with no notice. My heart is palpating like this young Reed Richards. (At least, I'm presuming it's him. There's only one supe here who wears glasses.)
2. Gimme! I Want It
My second thought was, "You can't have it. It's mine!" My hands practically cracked my computer screen as I tried to extend my arm like Teller's Mr. Fantastic. But then I got my act together and realized I was going a little crazy.
3. Can't. Look. Away
Just as Mara's Sue Storm is glued to her computer screen (though, here she's looking for the movie's villain, Victor Von Doom), so too are my eyes to this poster. Even though it's basically nothing we haven't seen before (remember that last shot from the trailer), any new tidbit from FF is a good tidbit.
4. It's. So. Beautiful
Here's when my emotions get the better of me. Thank god there's no one in the near vicinity to judge me for gazing longingly at this latest movie preview. I have such high hopes for FF, and all I want is for it to succeed. My baby's growing up and I can't handle it!
Fantastic Four hits theaters this August 7.
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