There has been a lot of speculation, but not much concrete information on Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four reboot. The project has been somewhat of a mystery other than the fact that it focuses on the titular heroes, but more details have been unveiled. An official plot synopsis has been posted on the film’s official Rotten Tomatoes page. Hit the jump to learn about our heroes new origins.
Other then an announcement of the cast for The Fantastic Four reboot, not much, if anything, has been known about Trank’s interpretation of the Fantastic Four. However, something aside from pure speculation finally surfaced, recently. A plot summary mysteriously appeared on the film’s official Rotten Tomatoes page and unveiled a rather interesting storyline:
“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.”
While this is some solid information as to the direction of the upcoming remake, it is still an incredibly vague and open-ended description. Will the film be faithful to the comics or will it take some creative license in separating itself from canon? Furthermore, specific to the plot, what exactly about this alternate universe is “dangerous” and how does it “alter their physical forms?”
If this is, in any way, originating from the Ultimate Fantastic Four story arc penned by Warren Ellis, (and it sounds like it may be) the alternate universe is what grants The Fantastic Four their powers and the “former friend” is none other than Dr. Doom of course.
So far, all this information adds up to some of the few details that Trank has spilled the beans about the reboot. However, how will Dr. Doom’s revised hacker origin story be introduce to fit the story?
The Fantastic Four hits theaters August 7, 2015.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes