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Brian Renner writes "20th Century Fox will debut the teaser trailer for Fantastic Four , on January 14th, before theatrical screenings of Elektra. Only moviegoers attending Elektra showings will get this first look at Fox's epic incarnation of Marvel's first family of comic superheroes."
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Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer

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  • And... (Score:5, Funny)

    by OzRoy (602691) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:37AM (#11346345)
    internet pirates will be able to view it on the 13th.
    • I'm sure there must be other (legitimate) ways to see it such that FOX doesn't receive on single dime...
  • Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by TheKidWho (705796) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:38AM (#11346347)
    I already saw the movie, its called the incredibles!
  • by wcitechnologies (836709) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:39AM (#11346352)
    ...what is more important to the American audience.

    A classic group of beloved superheroes -OR- A nice set of...

    well, nevermind, I think you all know where I'm going with this.

  • Dear god no... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by EvilCabbage (589836) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:40AM (#11346364) Homepage
    ... this movie could only possibly look worse if Paul W.S. Anderson had written and directed.

    Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

    I almost wish this Hollywood comic book phase was over so they'd stop fucking with my childhood heros.
    • by Xpilot (117961) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:43AM (#11346386) Homepage

      Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.


      Feh, speak no ill of Lady Jessica! Her lovely ass may embrace any motion picture that she chooses. She could have been cast as Winston Churchill and I'd still pay to see it.

    • Re:Dear god no... (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Osty (16825)

      Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

      Jessica Alba is hot as a brunette, but Susan Storm is a blonde, and I don't think Alba can pull off blonde well. However, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm and Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom look like good matches to me. As for the rest, I'm not really familiar with them, so I couldn't really say.

    • Re:Dear god no... (Score:3, Insightful)

      by marcushnk (90744)
      meh.. as long as they keep its just slightly corny.. it might be ok...
      Please oh please don't try to make it dead set serious.
    • Re:Dear god no... (Score:3, Informative)

      by 1u3hr (530656)
      Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

      There're some stills here [superherohype.com]. Mr Fantastic at least looks too young, he should be mid 30s at least, he was a patriarchal figure. And I never recognised Jessica as a blonde....

      • I didn't read FF very much in my comic-reading days, but weren't Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman married and in their early forties? I seem to remember him having grey at the temples.
        • Reed and Ben went to college together and then served in WWII, and the comic started ca. 1962 so they were both definitely at least 40 when the series started. Sue was younger than Reed, and they got married later in the series.
      • Thing Detail [superherohype.com]

        The Thing's left hand seems to be separating from his arm.

        Lousy costume. Doesn't look near beefy enough to be the thing. The probably should have CGI'ed him. Original Look [marvel.com]

        And someone needs to tell Jessica to stand up straight. A superhero needs to have at least a little athletic look to them.

    • by Anonymous Coward
      Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast. I almost wish this Hollywood comic book phase was over so they'd stop fucking with my childhood heros.

      Suit yourself. I'd fuck with Jessica Alba any day of the week.

  • On the set video (Score:3, Informative)

    by AIX-Hood (682681) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:41AM (#11346373)
    Yahoo has an "on the set" video available for those who don't feel like waiting: http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/fantasticfo ur.html [yahoo.com]
  • by Dancin_Santa (265275) <DancinSanta@gmail.com> on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:42AM (#11346380) Journal
    The Hulk was such a smash hit. This is going to be 4 times better.

    Nothing at all like a weaker version of The Incredibles.
    • HULK SMASH HIT!
  • Soooo. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Lord_Dweomer (648696) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:42AM (#11346381) Homepage
    Sooo....which do we think is the more likely scenario:

    Scenario A) People who want to see the trailer will force themselves to go see Elektra, which they had no interest in before, only because Fox is so desperate to make some money on Elektra that they would go so far as to try to deny the power of the internet.

    Scenario B) There will be a torrent posted here in 3...2...1...Who knows, we might end up with a torrent to the entire movie here before it has even been completed. Thus is the power of the internet.

    • recall folks buying tickets to Wing Commander, just to see the trailer for the new Star Wars movie?
    • before it has even been completed.

      whoah, Mr. Rental flashback...

      Dark Helmet: How could there be a cassette of Spaceballs-the Movie. We're still in the middle of making it.

      Col. Sandurz: That's true, sir, but there's been a new breakthrough in home-video marketing.

      Dark Helmet: There has?

      Col. Sandurz: Yes. Instant cassettes. They're out in stores before the movie is finished.

      --trb
  • by MonkeyBot (545313) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @03:44AM (#11346391)
    -1 FLAME ON!!!
  • ...after the travesty that was Daredevil, I'm not sure I can bring myself to go see Elektra. Pity, I had high hopes for both movies, being a fan of the original comic book stories...

    I swear, they're just doing something right with Spiderman [dimspace.com]. Even X-Men was just OK, I thought. Even the off-beat comics-to-movies (Ghost World [dimspace.com], American Splendor) really only have appeal to total afficianados.

    I'm certainly looking forward to Sin City, tho. Maybe there'll be an adaptation of some of the more oddball comic

    • by Coryoth (254751)
      I'm certainly looking forward to Sin City, tho.

      I must admit that Sin City is one of the few upcoming "comic book adaptations" that I'm actually contemplating seeing. Most everything else looks to be drivel in the same mould as Daredevil and Hulk. Comic book based films haven't generally proved to be as bad films based on computer games, but they do seem to do a fine job of butchering them none the less. The problem mostly seems to be that the filmmakers don't seem to get the comics - they seem to presu
    • Don't forget the upcoming Keanau as John Constantine.

      I'm actually hoping they've messed with the story to make the character a yank, just so Mr. R does not attempt an english accent again.

    • Spiderman was going great right up until the end of Spiderman 2. Now I fear that spiderman 3 will be a sappy sentimental flick that bears no resemblence to the comics. I'll still go and see it though.
  • Please. Don't. Suck.

    But so far, the movies with some variation of the word "man" in the title have only done well. So, like even numbered Star Trek movies, only expect Marvel films to be good if they contain "man" or "men" in the title.

    But there is always an exception (for example, Star Trek: Nemesis wasn't that great). Maybe the exception will be the Fantasic Four movie. Or maybe they can rename it, "Three Fantasic Men, and one Fantastic Woman."

    Or maybe I'm a freak. Just please, please don't suck.
  • heh (Score:4, Insightful)

    by aztektum (170569) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @04:01AM (#11346462)
    They're trying to churn up some ticket sales to Elektra
  • by SensitiveMale (155605) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @04:24AM (#11346559)
    Sad when you have to use a trailer in order to sell tickets to a crappy movie.

    And Elektra is GREEK! Geez.
  • The humanity! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by trawg (308495) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @04:34AM (#11346603) Homepage
    Only moviegoers attending Elektra showings will get this first look at Fox's epic incarnation of Marvel's first family of comic superheroes."
    Oh no! I hate it when I get denied easy access to watch advertising. I'll be queueing up to see this movie now!

    I find it inexplicable that movie producers don't let their trailers out into the wild of the Internets. If you want to put movie trailers on your website, you have to go through this incredible rigmarole - in Australia you have to purchase a license from APRA (the Australian Performing Rights Associaton), and then obtain permission from the owner/distributor of the movie to make their trailers available (legally).

    When you consider that these things are essentially glorified ads, then it is somewhat irksome.
  • by Coldglow (846952)
    I guess they are still trying to milk this dead cow. Hot chick just about naked. Running around with the cameras trying to catch every angle. The only problem is she is not naked.
  • by RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) <{taiki} {at} {cox.net}> on Thursday January 13, 2005 @04:57AM (#11346673)
    Between Kingpin being black, and Sue Storm being Latina, I can only assume Galactus will be played by a jew. I suggest Al Franken. He rocks.

    (Yes, I am joking... I'm usually PC, but I'm just looking for an excuse to peddle the idea of Al Franken as Galactus.)
  • Four (Score:4, Funny)

    by fiskbil (734457) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @04:58AM (#11346676) Homepage
    Am I the only one who read "Gang of Four" and then quickly started thinking about design patterns? I probably need professional help.
    • Re:Four (Score:4, Funny)

      by obender (546976) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @06:07AM (#11346905)
      Am I the only one who read "Gang of Four" and then quickly started thinking about design patterns? I probably need professional help.

      This is Slashdot where professional help is always available. Which design pattern in particular you need help with?

      Oh, not that kind of help ...

    • Yes. Clearly you should have been thinking of punk bands [amazon.com], not software :-)
  • I dunno... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ChuckleBug (5201) * on Thursday January 13, 2005 @05:21AM (#11346755) Journal
    As a kid, my favorite comics were Siler Surfer, Captain Marvel (Marvel's Captain Marvel, whom they killed off), and the Fantastic Four. So a large part of me eagerly anticipates this, but I also can't help but wonder...Do we REALLY want cinematic versions of every frickin' comic and TV show? Maybe Hollywood could stick to ORIGINAL ideas?

    Yeah, I know... Canned ideas mean more $$$$.

    Still, can't they just leave some things be?!

    I'm honestly torn about this.
    • A couple days ago I was teasing myself with how good a movie based on McMaster-Bujold "Spirit Ring" could be.
    • Re:I dunno... (Score:3, Informative)

      by stromthurman (588355)
      I remembered seeing a preview for a Fantastic Four movie on a VHS many years ago, it looked terrible, and I never heard anything more of it. It apparently turns out that a movie was made in 1994 [imdb.com] and, I guess, never actually released. IMDB (the link) provides some insight into why it wasn't, and what the goal was originally. So, Hollywood will not only steal your childhood and market it to you again later on, it will also steal your childhood for the sake of marketting it to itself! Hooray for Earth!
      • I remembered seeing a preview for a Fantastic Four movie on a VHS many years ago, it looked terrible, and I never heard anything more of it. It apparently turns out that a movie was made in 1994 and, I guess, never actually released.

        I remember seeing a poster for it for sale in some comic book shop or other, back in college, and the fella had talked about how rare it was but how it had no real value because no one seemed to want it. Said the flick was directed by Roger Corman (which is incorrect, as he o
    • Do we REALLY want cinematic versions of every frickin' comic

      I won't be satisfied until I see 'Secret Wars' and 'Crisis Of Infinite Earth' on the big screen.
    • Maybe Hollywood could stick to ORIGINAL ideas?

      That would be nice, but where are we going to find a time machine to take us back to 1945?
  • by Illserve (56215) on Thursday January 13, 2005 @05:32AM (#11346783)
    That the Serenity trailer will be airing in this movie also.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    1) They're shooting in Vancouver. Not to disparage the incredible film industry up there. But one of Spider-Man's greatest assets has to be its adherence to New York being a backdrop to the life of Peter Parker. The stories are ridiculous, anything that grounds them deeper in reality, adds character, and boosts suspension of disbelief works. And in Spider-Man it does - the city is a supporting character.

    The problem isn't that they're shooting in Vancouver - it's that they're using it yet again to stand in
    • I live in Vancouver, and a few months ago, my wife and I were heading out to meet friends for dinner. We walked through a section where they were filming the Fantastic 4

      I saw a NYC garbage truck, and NYC police car, flipped on it's back, all beat up.

      They'd also added a fake subway entrance (it looked way too small), and changed some signage on some shops.

      Unfort, Vancouver does look quite different from New York; I remember seeing Ebert review one of the first Jackie Chan movies that made it over here, an
  • Visa's doing one of their check card commercials featuring Marvel superheroes...sounds like they're putting some money into the costumes, so I'm hoping it's good (and funny). There are details for the ad here [superherohype.com].You know the script already...

    "The Avengers can't worry about cash when they're fighting Ultron, so under his shield, Captain America carries the Visa Check Card. Because when Thor wants warm mead, the Broom Street Bar will take reservations, but they won't take American Express".
    • Cool! And canonical. There was an episode of Iron Man where the title character took an injured bystander to a hospital, and the admitting nurse asked "Who is going to cover this man's bill?!"

      So Shellhead whipped out his Avengers No-Limit Platinum card (issued to members by super-rich-guy Tony "Iron Man" Stark, of course) and muttered "I think I'll BUY this place."

  • Website slashdotted and no mirror in sight :( Anyone got a copy for us west-coast folks who just got up?
  • .. IT's just getting amazing reviews on rotten tomatoes [rottentomatoes.com].

    I'm seeing an oscar contender shaping up here...

  • Hurry up and get a quick look at this site hosting the trailer before it is slashdotted too and gets pulled. http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2005/DEFGH/Fanta stic-Four/trailer.php
  • Q: Why didn't they cast the Fabulous 5 from Queer Eye?
    A: They only needed ONE flaming super hero.

    (heh) ...besides, Jessica Alba in a skin tight suit couldn't be all bad ;)

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