The more I hear about FOX’s upcoming live action Fantastic Four film the more I dread seeing it. The behind the scenes strife is bad news enough, but then I read about Reed Richards’ (aka Mr. Fantastic) re-imagined powers. According to a description of the character’s powers on the film’s website, Reed no longer just stretches his body, but instead he is able to warp space around him that gives the appearance that his body stretches. WTF!?! What’s even funnier is that after all the negative feedback, the Fantastic Four website now ignores the new powers and just states “he can stretch his body into impossible forms and to incredible lengths.”
Now FOX has unleased this new set of Fantastic Four character movie posters featuring the team’s four members: Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing. While the posters look great, I’m still convinced this film is going to be an utter train wreck. But I guess there’s still a glimmer of hope that director Josh Trank didn’t just completely screw up Marvel’s first family.
Fantastic Four will premiere in US theaters on August 7, 2015.