June 15 sees the arrival of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which I find myself anticipating moreso than any of the remaining blockbusters this summer despite me hating the first film. All the previews thus far have surprised me in the best way possible, and now with less than two weeks to go before the film’s arrival, Fox busted out a lengthy new trailer/TV spot that builds upon the expanded scope of the last one, but with small comedic dialogue beats and crazy effects galore.
Honestly, the beats kinda fall flat out of context (Hell, maybe they do within context too and I’m getting all jazzed up over nothing), but I understand why they’d be in there. What’s even weirder is that they seem to focus more than anything else on the newly added plot of them switching powers. In the last trailer, there was a bit of dialogue explaining that the Surfer’s touch alters their molecules so that their powers were unstable, and we got a bit of slapstick watching the Human Torch and The Thing switch powers. From the looks of this new spot, however, the whole team is in on it, so we get a flaming, flying Sue Richards along with more of a Super-Skrull-esque Johnny Storm using the powers of the entire team simultaneously. Silly, but so perfect for this film.
The trailer’s not up in any sort of official way, but there’s a rip of it from a commercial break during Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in YouTube format waiting for you when you click right here. Enjoy.