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Check Out The First Trailer For The Fantastic Four

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The first trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot dropped today. The film stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing). The trailer also heavily features the fantastic character actor Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm, Johnny and Sue’s father.

My first thought: this is a lot like the trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past. It has a grizzled, wise, older man’s voice, talking about sacrifice and loss. The tone is mournful and tragic. That’s come to be expected of dark, gritty reboots, but usually not until the second or third film.

So with this trailer, the last Fantastic Four franchise (which ended all the way back in 2007) takes one step closer to the cinematic superhero dustbin of history. Jessica Alba‘s Invisible Woman joins Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-man, Eric Bana‘s Hulk, and Brandon Routh‘s Superman as things we’re just pretending never happened. Of course, as CinemaBlend points out, the Marvel universe has rebooted so completely, the last Human Torch became Captain America, and no one really seemed to care.

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