20th Century Fox has released a new Fantastic Four TV spots, and it actually makes the movie look…fun? I suppose the dark and gloomy trailers haven’t been tracking too well, and Fox is pivoting on how to sell the characters. I would say this is a significant improvement, and while it proves that marketing doesn’t really tell you about the movie, I’m hoping that Fantastic Four is going to remember that superhero movies can be an uplifting experience rather than something “grounded”, which seems a bit of a pointless goal when one of your characters can engulf himself in flame and fly.
However, with this new TV spot also comes a new image, and it confirms that the Thing has no thing. The posters had hinted at this tragic revelation, but it looks like life will be even worse for Ben Grimm. Not only is he a rock monster; he also has lost his penis. At best, it’s hidden behind crotch rocks.
Check out the Fantastic Four TV spot and new image below. The film hits theaters on August 7th and stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson and Reg E. Cathey.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fantastic Four:
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.
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