A batch of new FANTASTIC FOUR reboot images have landed online, giving us a closer look at director Josh Trank’s upcoming superhero adaptation and its central characters played by Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Invisible Girl), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (The Thing). The project had been shrouded in secrecy for quite a while before the big trailer reveal last month, and while we exclusively debuted a pair of behind-the-scenes images from the film, today’s batch of photos are the first official stills.
In Collider’s interview with Trank and the film’s producer Simon Kinberg, the director previously said that his take on the material was influenced by the sci-fi body horror of David Cronenberg’s films. These new images certainly showcases more of that darkness, and in an interview with Empire (which debuted the photos), Trank further likens the tone of his FANTASTIC FOUR to a “dark Amblin movie,” saying he’s aiming high with this adaptation:
“There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.”
FANTASTIC FOUR opens in theaters on August 7th.
As expected, Empire just shared some additional details on the latest Bond movie to go along with those SPECTRE covers. The outlet unveiled one still from the film and one behind-the-scenes shot. The still marks our very first look at Dave Bautista’s “henchpersonage,” Mr. Hinx. Here’s what Bautista had to say about taking the role:
“When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, ‘Yes, he’s a badass.’ I said, ‘Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?’ He said, ‘Very.’ That’s what I like about Mr. Hinx. He’s very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I’m not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is.”
The behind-the-scenes shot features director Sam Mendes working with Lea Seydoux who’s playing the “mysterious” Dr. Madeleine Swann. Seydoux also offered up some thoughts on her role:
“I don’t consider myself a Bond girl. I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl. I feel quite different. You can’t be like, ‘Oh, James.’ You have to find something else. She’s not a fighter, she’s a doctor. She fights in another way.”
The film is due in theaters on November 6th and also stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott and Ralph Fiennes.
More JURASSIC WORLD images have come online, and a few of them showcase Chris Pratt‘s character Owen chilling out with some raptors. On the one hand, I applaud writer-director Colin Trevorrow for making a bold move that shakes up the franchise, and we should wait to see how it plays out. It’s kinda cool that the most dangerous dinosaur in the franchise has become domesticated and now works alongside a human rather than eviscerating him. That could be neat. I’m not sure how yet, but I’m not ruling out the possibility.
The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer. JURASSIC WORLD opens in theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 12, 2015.