"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" Teaser Released

With the release of the "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" teaser trailer today, fans got their first real look at the Silver Surfer in action. The trailer for the film, which is set for release the summer of 2007, opens with the wedding of Reed and Sue Richards, attended of course by Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm AKA the Thing. During the proceedings, a flash of light in the New York sky alarms the wedding party and their guests, at which point Reed asks a nicely dressed Johnny to check it out, who responds, "I just bought this tux." Johnny heads off in pursuit, which begins a spectacular high speed aerial chase through Manhattan, with a stop at the Chrysler building for good measure. The Human Torch and the Surfer tear up Manhattan, make their way through a New York tunnel (at which point the Surfer performs a move I'm sure real surfers wish they could try), with a final confrontation that sees Johnny is clearly outmatched. For a teaser trailer, this one is certain to get fans jazzed and hoping for more.

The trailer can be viewed via the Apple Trailers website in standard, HD and iPod formats. In the meantime, if you're stuck at your parents for the day and they only have dial-up, we've got a load of screen grabs that are worth checking out.

"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" hits theaters June 15th, 2007.

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