The new Fantastic Four reboot will stray far away from the cartoonish films that precedes it. Chronicle director Josh Trank says that his new film will own the tone of a “dark Amblin movie.” Both Trank and writer/ producer Simon Kinberg say that they want to take the silliness out of the narrative and contextualize everything in a real world.
Trank and his team have done a good job of slowly but surely releasing small tidbits of the new film. We have learned about the cast a while ago. We saw their matching uniforms. We saw the trailer. And now, Empire has provided us with four new awesome stills.
These four stills don’t reveal too much, which is exactly what we want. The new four are young, seemingly naive, attractive and have so much to prove. Let’s see if they can succeed in a world where their powers aren’t necessarily overwhelming and completely dominant. No photos of the villain Victor Domachev yet, but I sense there are some on the horizon. Fantastic Four opens August 7, 2015.
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch)
Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
Kate Mara as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman)
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing)