Twentieth Century Fox has released the final trailer for its latest superhero movie Fantastic Four: it features destruction, cool superpowers, booming music and a wisecrack at the end – but more importantly it features a great video game cameo.
The trailer opens with young genius Reed Richards (Owen Judge – Miles Teller plays him as an adult) meeting young Ben Grimm (Evan Hannemann – Jamie Bell is the adult version) before showing him a device he's assembled in a garage.
That device opens up a portal to another dimension – at least he hopes so – but he won't know until much later in life when he's given the opportunity to build a larger version and travel through with Grimm, Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Johnny Storm (Michael B Jordan).
In a quick shot we see that the original device created by Richards is powered by a stack of Nintendo 64 consoles, thus proving the hidden genius of the home of classic games like Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
If a few N64s are capable of that, then imagine what's possible with a Wii – after all, that's just two GameCube's taped together.
The consoles are there to set up a timeframe for the scene, which presumably takes place early on in the film, and which also sets up the modern day setting of what follows as Richards, Grimm and the Storms acquire their powers.
They get their abilities to stretch, turn invisible, generate flame and turn into a giant rock monster with superstrength after an accident in the dimension they travel to. A fifth member of their team becomes the film's villain – Dr Doom.
Fantastic Four is set for release on 6 August 2015.