Has the New ‘Fantastic Four’ Plot Synopsis Been Revealed?
We haven’t learned very much about Josh Trank’s upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot from Fox—details have been kept mostly under wraps, and the studio declined to make an appearance at Comic-Con over the summer. Aside from the casting, the only real news has come from recent interviews with star Toby Kebbell, who revealed a few details about what we can expect from this new version of Doctor Doom. But today a synopsis has surfaced online that might be official and may clue us in to what this new reboot is about ... kind of.
Here’s what we know so far: The cast of the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot is younger, comprised of Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Sue Storm/the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as her brother, Johnny Storm/the Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom. And thanks to a recent interview with Kebbell, we know that Doctor Doom’s origins have been revamped to make him a Russian computer/tech expert with a grudge, who also angrily blogs under the handle Doctor Doom. So there’s that.
A plot synopsis for the film surfaced today on film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and may or may not be legitimate, although it seems like it might be:
THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox
That doesn’t seem like much in the way of information, and it sounds similar to, well, the basic origin of the Fantastic Four, which we’ve already seen on the big screen. What sets it apart is the “contemporary re-imagining” aspect, which implies that this film will be more modern and will take some liberties. There’s also the bit about an “alternate and dangerous universe,” and that “former friend turned enemy,” which would, of course, mean Doctor Doom.
Again, nothing very revelatory here, but Fox has been keeping the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot pretty quiet, and for good reason. Their previous ‘Fantastic Four’ films were received poorly, and it seems like the studio is trying to protect the reboot and has chosen to market it a little more carefully.
‘Fantastic Four’ is set to hit theaters on August 7, 2015. We should be seeing the first official images and a teaser in the next month. If not? Maybe we should start to worry.