I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little bit tired with all these superhero reboots/reimaginings that seem to be flung at us these days.

We’ve had a relaunch for Spiderman, with Batman to come later this year – pretty much while the previous incarnations are relatively fresh in the memory.

Here we go again with The Fantastic Four, a fresh take that ditches the likes of Chris Evans and Jessica Alba in favour of, among others, Miles Teller and Kate Mara.

The first teaser trailer has been released, and seems to be going for the ‘heavy/emotive’ angle that appears a pre-requisite of most comic-book movies these days.

Here’s the trailer:

Directed by Josh Trank, who brought us the hugely enjoyable Chronicle, and with the reliable Toby Kebbell on villain duties, The Fantastic Four lands in cinemas in August.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.