With 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot hitting theaters in less than three weeks, the studio has unveiled another TV spot chocked full of new footage from this superhero movie. These never-before-seen moments reveal that the U.S. government has locked up the heroes after they obtain their new powers. But, as Kate Mara's The Invisible Woman points out, they "aren't the ones to fear." This video shows how there is "strength in numbers," as Marvel's first family comes together to stop the nefarious Doom (Toby Kebbell).
Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, with the movie reportedly loosely based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics. Unlike the 2005 Fantastic Four, this version features much younger versions of Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell). The story centers on these four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical forms 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.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm, the father of The Human Torch and The Invisible Woman, and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder. In the Marvel comics, Harvey Elder is eventually transformed into The Mole Man, but, from the footage released so far, it isn't known if this transformation will happen in the superhero reboot. Josh Trank directs from a script by Simon Kinberg, who also serves as a producer on this movie and on 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.
20th Century Fox has already put The Fantastic Four 2 sequel into development, but the project doesn't have a director or screenwriter officially attached. A report surfaced earlier this month that the studio wants X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer to take the helm for this superhero follow-up, with the movie reportedly being planned to set up a crossover between Fantastic Four and the lucrative X-Men franchise. That report was never confirmed, and it isn't known what the studio has planned for the X-Men universe after X-Men: Apocalypse. If Fantastic Four proves to be a hit next month, a crossover may very well be put into development.
Both 2005's Fantastic Four and the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer fared well at the box office during their theatrical runs. Fantastic Four pulled in $154.6 million domestically and $330.5 million worldwide, while the sequel earned $131.9 million domestically and $289 million worldwide. Do you think the reboot can top those numbers? Check out the latest TV spot and let us know what you think.