Trank Teases “Fantastic Four” Doom Battle

Ahead of a 20th Century Fox panel at Comic Con next weekend, “Fantastic Four” reboot director Josh Trank has spoken a bit more to EW about the upcoming film and teased a scene not yet properly glimpsed in the marketing so far.

Discussing the quartet’s battle with the film’s villain Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell), Trank says: “The audience should expect an epic, massive, huge, multi power slugfest. This movie is big. A lot of stakes.”

Comparisons to Trank’s first film “Chronicle” have been made many times in the lead up to the release of “Fantastic Four,” but Trank says this has a very different approach: “Chronicle was all about the discovery and evolution of those powers. This is like, ‘What if it’s a couple years later and it sucks?'”

Trank also admits the previous “Fantastic Four” films gave him hesitation about tackling the material at first: “I get the skepticism going into it because the previous movies weren’t very good. It’s a very hard title to crack.”

“Fantastic Four” opens in cinemas on August 7th.