With the release of Fantastic Four just over two months away, Fox drops an international trailer giving us a look at the movie from an emotional perspective.
[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to movie trailers, it’s a delicate art figuring out just which clips you should piece together for the trailer. If you show too little, you won’t entice your target audience enough and the movie won’t do so well in the box office. But if you show too much, the entire plot of the movie is given away and your audience will either not see the movie, or they will walk away from the movie feeling like it was predictable. Thankfully, the international trailer for Fox’s Fantastic Four was wonderfully executed.
In other news concerning Fantastic Four the director of the film, Josh Trank, has been working on some damage control after rumors spread that X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn was hired by Fox to do some reshoots last month. In addition to these rumors, there were rumors that Fox scrapped the 3D release to put their resources into new filming rather than the conversion process. Both of these rumors are rather ridiculous, with Fantastic Four being released on August 7th of this year it would be very difficult to get the reshooting done in time for the release of the movie. Even if everything went perfectly, it would be cutting it quite close. Actor Tim Blake Nelson, who is rumored to be Mole Man in Fantastic Four, had this to say about the rumors regarding reshooting:
“…they’re written by Simon Kinberg and they’re being directed by Josh, and these are two very strong-willed, opinionated people, so I can’t imagine there’s gonna be some wild departure from what they had in mind when they first set out to collaborate,” Nelson said about the possibility that the reshoots were being done to make the movie more blockbuster sized. “I think it’s probably going to be an effort to underscore what the movie is all about. And Josh is the maker of ‘Chronicle‘! This guy is not afraid to take his own perspective on what it is to be a young, eccentric person in a normalizing world and explore that, and that’s what Fantastic Four is all about, just like Chronicle was.”
In addition to this, it wouldn’t make any sense for Fox to scrap a 3D release of Fantastic Four. Movies that are released in 3D generally make more money internationally and at home compared to the original 2D filming. Sure, earlier when 3D movies just started it would be another story. But this is 2015 and 3D films are much better now than they were before. Director Josh Trank even responded to several tweets about the rumors. His final tweet said, “Next time you read an article, whether it’s Hollywood Reporter or SuperheroNews, if they aren’t naming sources: it’s probably bullshit”. Well said Josh, well said.
Fantastic Four arrives August 7th starring Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell.