Last week 20th Century Fox gave us our first look at director Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four, and despite – or should that be because of? – all the negativity from fans towards the film, the studio is touting a whopping 42 million views for the trailer, setting a record for Fox.
“We took our time with that trailer,” explains producer Simon Kinberg in a chat with EW. “What we were trying to tell people was: Here’s the tone of the movie. My favorite trailers are the ones who set the world, the tone, the voice of the movie, without telling you too much about the story. It’s totally different from what the previous movies had done and it’s much more akin to what the Ultimate Fantastic Four series did.”
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The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7th with Josh Trank directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (American Horror Story) as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as the Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey (The Wire) as Dr. Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) as Harvey Elder.