A new TV spot for the forthcoming movie “Fantastic Four” provides a peek at the main villain Victor Domashev/Doom. It opens with Sue Storm (Kate Mara) telling Reed Richards (Miles Teller), “It is up to us to save the world.”
Harvey Elder (Tim Blake Nelson) can be seen asking his colleagues, "You are counting on these guys? A guy who can stretch, the girl I can’t see, a human torch” and the muscle. Doom (Toby Kebbell) can be seen in the background as a narrative voice says, “You don’t know what is coming.”
Dr. Franklin Storm (Reginald "Reg" E. Cathey) appears to be telling someone that he is putting his faith in the Fantastic Four to save humanity from evil. The TV spot ends with Richards telling the Thing (Jamie Bell), “Hope we don’t have to pay for it.”
The film is a reboot for “Fantastic Four” film franchise. According to director Josh Trank, “The audience should expect an epic, massive, huge, multipower slugfest. This movie is big.” Trank has also written the screenplay of the film with Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater.
The movie is reportedly grounded in reality and much different from previous versions. “We’re approaching it in a much more realistic, grounded, science rather than science-fiction way. The playfulness or goofiness of those other movies is very, very different from what we’re trying to do, and that is true for the production design, the casting, the storytelling,” Kinberg told Collider.
The film centers on four friends who get teleported to an alternate universe, where their physical form is changed and they get new abilities. Now they must harness these abilities to save the world from Doom. Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker and Robert Kulzar have produced the film and Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass have produced it. It opens Aug. 7.