Plot Synopsis For ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Promises Original Story, Younger Characters


Whenever a new comic book movie begins ramping up for production, one of the first questions asked is whether or not the plot will follow in the footsteps of a story from the comic series that inspired the adaptation. Most of the time the answer is no, and that appears to to be the case with the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

A new casting call from 20th Century Fox seeking people for the reboot of Fantastic Four has revealed a synopsis that hints at an original story. The description reads:

“The Fantastic Four’ will tell the story of two very young friends, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm. After an event transforms the boys, they find themselves empowered with bizarre new abilities. Reed becomes a scientific genius who can stretch, twist and re-shape his body to inhuman proportions. Ben becomes a monstrous, craggy humanoid with orange, rock-like skin and super strength. However, the two end up being owned by the government and used as weapons. But after they mature, two others with powers come into the picture – Sue Storm “The Invisible Girl” and Johnny Storm “The Human Torch.”

The casting call goes on to mention that the role of Johnny Storm has been cast, but that all other major roles are still up for grabs. This falls in line with reports earlier this week that Miles Teller was being considered for the role of Reed Richards, which makes far more sense now that we know a ‘younger’ Fantastic Four film is in the works.

Filming for the Fantastic Four reboot is scheduled to take place in Louisiana later this year. We will bring you more information on casting and production plans as additional details are confirmed.

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    I love these reboots. They always improve. Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, and now Fantastic 4 will have another fresh take.

  • Holeybartender

    Dark Knight Rises was a joke.Rushed movie and poorly written. Amazing Spiderman was good.Added to original story while keeping core origin intact. Man of Steel was retarted. Full of “take it for granted” plot holes (just like DKR). And now this monstrosity. Fresh take of ass smell is more like it. It is no longer Fantastic Four if they go with this dumbass plot.

    I can go into great detail why these movies suck ass but that’d be too big of a post.