The stars of 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four explain their characters' origins in a new preview for this highly-anticipated superhero reboot, arriving in theaters August 7. We hear from the four main stars Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), Kate Mara (The Invisible Woman) and Jamie Bell (The Thing). We get more insight into their individual stories, with Miles Teller revealing that they have all been recruited to attend the Baxter School for child prodigies. There, they crack inter-dimensional travel. And it is in this alternate dimension that they receive their incredible powers.
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who 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. This featurette also gives us another look at the nefarious Doom, played by Toby Kebbell, along with Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder and Reg E. Cathey as Human Torch and Invisble Woman's father, Dr. Franklin Storm.
Josh Trank directed Fantastic Four from a script by Simon Kinberg, with this superhero reboot set hit theaters on August 7. 20th Century Fox is also developing The Fantastic Four 2, which would most likely bring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell back to reprise their roles. There has also been a rumor that Bryan Singer is being eyed to direct the sequel, which would also set up a crossover between the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises.
Naturally, the report about this crossover has not been confirmed, but it's possible that it could be the start of a shared superhero universe similar to the MCU. 20th Century Fox also has Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and Gambit coming out next year, with Wolverine 3 set for a 2017 release, so it's possible that any or all of those movies could plant the seeds for a massive shared universe. On the other hand, we're not even sure if the studio is planning such an endeavor, but it would certainly make sense, given the lucrative nature of the MCU.
In addition to this Fantastic Four featurette, we also have two new TV spots to get you ready for this highly-anticipated adventure. As it stands right now, Fantastic Four could very well be the last big blockbuster of the summer, but it will also have to contend with Ant-Man, which arrives in theaters tomorrow. While we wait for more on the sequel and a potential shared universe, check out the featurette and TV spots for Fantastic Four.