Even with a trailer released for the movie, there is practically no buzz for the new Fantastic Four movie. There isn't a lot of discussion regarding plots, casting, spoilers, etc for the reboot. Why? The trailer looks good. There is definitely something building here; but are comic movie fans and loyal FF'ers turning a blind eye to the new film? I'm no expert, but I'll take a stab at it.
Could be it the casting for the movie? I'm not going to lie, there is some room for concern here. Like the last FF movies, there really isn't anything in the casting that makes you stand and say "THEY ARE THE FANTASTIC FOUR", you know what I mean? I like Jessica Alba, but she wasn't no Susan Storm.
Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis weren't bad choices for the roles they were cast for. All due respect for Jessica Alba and Chris Evans but I would have loved to see Sarah Michelle Gellar and Paul Walker (RIP my dude) play those roles instead.
Is Miles Teller really Mr. Fantastic? Sure he was ok in Divergent, but what does he bring to this iconic character. Reed Richards has this quiet strength about him, a thinking leader who makes his stretching ability (no one ever says they want this power) into a formidable weapon. Can Miles Teller grow into the role? Can fans truly accept him as Reed Richards?
I will admit that I love Kate Mara for Susan Storm. She definitely fills the role here and although I frown at the "adopted" backstory, she does makes a perfect choice for the Invisible Woman.
Jaime Bell as Ben Richards is also a bit of a question mark. Lucky for him, his character is mostly CGI. From what I have seen so far, the THING on-screen will be something to see. The former child star looks like he has a little grit to play Ben Grimm; but does he have enough grit to make believers out of [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667) fans?
Ok, this is where it may get a little dicey. There are a lot of FF fans who dislike the casting of Michael B Jordan as the Human Torch because of the obvious. Johnny Storm is blond and blue eyed, Michael B Jordan isn't. He talked about this with Cinema Blend.
"It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much. But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I'm an actor, I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I'm going to give it my everything. I can't wait. I don't really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We'll see what happens."
He is a great actor, and although there is a major change in the back story in regards to the Storm family and his relationship with Sue Storm, it may just work in the end.
Honestly, I like Tony Kebbell as Dr. Doom. He looks like a straight asshole (kidding) and could make this role totally his. I do have to say, I'm a little iffy about what the armor is going to look like...
I'm going to see this film regardless, and I know many of you will too. I will come into the theatre with an open mind and a full bag of popcorn. I hope after [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) that the Fantastic Four promo shuttle takes off and a true buzz builds around this project because The Fantastic Four deserves a great franchise and here's hoping this new reboot makes it happen.