The first trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is out! As io9 points out, it doesn’t look a lot like a superhero movie, but that may work to its advantage. Clearly, it won’t be in found-footage format like Trank’s superhero indie Chronicle (as rumored), but it seems less obsessed with big fight scenes and more interested in showing the risks of sending the best and the brightest to investigate an alternate universe.
In fact, the main vibes we got from the trailer were The Amazing Spider-Man, with the idea of training brilliant young people for very adult discoveries; and Interstellar, with the idea of sending the future into space (or another dimension) to learn enough to keep humanity moving forward.
Here’s the synopsis, which may help in deciphering some of the images from the trailer:
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
There wasn’t much Victor Domashev/Doom in the trailer, unless he was the figure stalking menacingly in one shot. Since rumor has it he’s the most changed character, hopefully he’ll show up in future clips.
Fantastic Four comes to theaters August 7, 2015.