I liked Chronicle. It's not a superhero movie, but it does give me the feeling that Trank could capture the spirit of the Marvel characters and even augment and express it in a way that will appeal to a modern movie-going audience. The characters were created to be flawed and rife with potential for personal drama. Chronicle was all that times ten, except the characters were never meant to be superheroes. One might worry that Trank will take the 'hero' bit out of the equation for FF, but I think he'll have the heroics in there, however they will most likely be somewhat downplayed. I'm guessing there will be a focus on failure (to be a hero, to be *x role character believes they should fulfill*), drama that's more intense than in stuff like Avengers, and the humor won't be as prominent as it is in other movies based on Marvel's source material. But I'm only basing this off of Chronicle. For all I know this could turn out to be just like The Avengers. I guess I'm just hoping it will be a different kind of superhero movie, a breath of fresh air.
Maybe Human Torch and the Thing are more than just best buds in this one?