20th Century Fox has released a new viral video and featurette for their highly-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, arriving in theaters August 7. The viral video is a presentation given by Harvey Elder (Tim Blake Nelson) to the Department of Defense, where he breaks down the incredible powers given to Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell). He also offers an answer to one burning question: Why The Thing isn't wearing any pants.
Harvey Elder explains that, to "harness the power" of the Fanastic Four, they created state-of-the-art "containment suits," or "C-suits." Since The Thing's powers are in no need of being "harnessed," Harvey reveals that it "wasn't necessary" for a containment suit to be made for The Thing. Harvey also teases the Quantum Zone, the alternate dimension where Marvel's First Family received their powers, revealing the true purpose for this presentation. He is trying to get the DoD to provide funding to send more people into the Quantum Zone, most likely to use them as weapons.
The studio has also released a featurette where we see how The Thing is actually named in this superhero movie. Much like Michael Chiklis' version of The Thing in 2005's Fantastic Four, Jamie Bell's Thing doesn't take an immediate liking to his new moniker. We'll have to wait and see if the name eventually grows on him as the story progresses. We also hear from the rest of the cast, with Kate Mara revealing that they are all much stronger when they work together.
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. Reg E. Cathey also co-stars as Dr. Franklin Storm, The Invisible Woman and The Human Torch's father, with Toby Kebbell portraying the villainous Doom.
Fantastic Four is the last superhero movies to hit theaters during the summer movie going season, and it could very well be its last big blockbuster until the late fall. 20th Century Fox has already set up The Fantastic Four 2, releasing June 9, 2017. There have been rumors that the studio wants Bryan Singer to direct the sequel, leading into a spinoff with the X-Men franchise, but that has yet to be confirmed. Take a look at these new videos and stay tuned for more on Fantastic Four.