The first trailer for Josh Trank’s adaptation of The Fantastic Four, now simply called Fantastic Four, arrived earlier tonight, and I was blown away by it. Using the emotionally gripping music from superb ITV series Broadchurch, the trailer was powerful, mesmerizing stuff, and I loved it.
Now a new version of the trailer has been released, complete with commentary from director Trank and writer Simon Kinberg. The pair offer many insights into their film, and it makes for very interesting viewing.
It has also been discovered that an Easter Egg may have been revealed in the trailer. About :45 into the trailer Sue Storm (Kate Mara) is working on a computer and on the bottom left corner of her screen an IP address: 126.96.36.199. Type that address into your browser and it leads to a wiki page on the fictional nation of Latveria.
Collider put together the following ideas of what exactly this means:
In the comics Latveria is the Eastern European nation that Victor von Doom reigns with an iron fist. In a recent interview for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Toby Kebbell revealed to us that his version of Doctor Doom has a radically different origin from his comic book antecedent. Mainly that he’s an anti-social programmer named Victor Domashev, not Victor von Doom. Kebbell explained:
KEBBELL: He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m “Doom”.
Kebbell also mentioned that he had difficulty nailing the voice because he was trying to figure out where the character was from.
KEBBELL: The only thing I can tease you about is what I worked on most was the voice because nobody—even in the cartoons, when I was watching them I was like, “So where’s he from?” There’s a mild change and I’ll tell you because of our history.
Directed by Josh Trank, Fantastic Four stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.
Fantastic Four arrives in UK cinemas on 6th August.
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.