I don’t know how I missed this when it was released a week and a half ago (wait, now I remember: Christmas) but the teaser for Fantastic Four sequel took me by surprise with simply a minute-long chase between the Human Torch and the Silver Surfer. Inspired by the Devil Wears Prada single-scene teaser? Time will tell if this becomes a marketing trend.
Elevating a secondary character’s name into the title of a movie is an unconventional decision but it shrewdly announces to victims of the previous movie:
Don’t worry, it’s not just the “Fantastic” Four again! This is really a Silver Surfer movie merely using the FF as point-of-view proxies for the audience!
And I can’t think of a better use of a Fantastic Four movie. I predict the Surfer himself will be the runaway hit character of the year: the Gollum of 2007!