Back into the Marvel Rebirth franchise (Volume 2) this time collaborating with ThatNerd789 with a few other reimaginings of different superheroes. My take on the Fantastic Four story…
PLOT: A team of four are assigned by a high-ranking government official to investigate a distress signal from an abandoned space station only to find an enchanting but uber-powerful particle that takes in the team and their fates are left unknown. A few months later, the team is found unhurt but mysteriously changed.
The leader Dr. Reed Richards has the ability to extend all muscles to a certain shape or form and enhanced flexibility with increased intelligence and a bit of superhuman strength. Susan Storm has the ability to become invisible but also engage in telepathy and psychokinesis. Johnny Storm, the ability to fly, use pyrokinesis and develop some invincibility to the strongest opponents around him, and Ben Grimm, an entirely deformed but rock-like “Hulk” with superhuman strength, agility, and regenerative healing.
As the team learns how to use their powers for good, an arrogant but deeply troubled doctor (Victor von Doom) decides to take matter into his own hands and use part of the elements in the discovered and enclosed particle for his own malicious matters and use it to wipe out some of the secret military bases who were responsible for the death of his father in an experiment gone awry in the past.
Little do the Fantastic Four know that Dr. Doom is now planning to use the particle to succeed in finishing the experiment that was prevented years ago to change the world into a dystopian planet in a doomed dimension.
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, brief nudity and language.
OTHER ELEMENTS BORROWED: The Cloverfield Paradox, Life, Armageddon, and The Green Lantern (2011).
*I am undoing the mess that is from Josh Trank and Tim Story, but borrow some elements from both franchises.
One being Josh Trank's dark and serious tone for the film including the ending battle that will be put for the end of the second act and third act of this film.
Another being Tim Story's use of humor in the film. There can be tension between the teams, but not always serious and should be a little light-hearted without losing touch with the serious but hopeful tone of the film.
For Victor von Doom, his arrogance comes from his hatred towards the military and the scientists in the team (preferrably Reed, who he has known since childhood) and the manner in which one of the soldiers killed von Doom's father for discovering a particle that has the ability to take in any organic life form or time and alter it to something uncertain. He'll be like Fassbender's Magneto with a touch of humanity in which he is troubled with his ambitious attitude and once moral beliefs of being a true scientist wanting to change the world. He is an anti-hero and a villain at best.
I'd like to add a bit more power to each of the Fantastic Four - Susan Storm has force fields and invisibility, but I'd nerf a bit of the telepathy and psychokinesis as a means of a new ability she's developing. Johnny Storm with some superhuman agility and strength, but not too much to make him overpowered.
The relationship between Susan and Johnny as siblings is estranged. The Storm siblings had troubles with their family in the past, leading Susan to go down a good route and pursue a career in science and psychology while Johnny has to deal with an abusive step-father and no influential figure in his life, causing him to be rebellious and reckless until he meets the team and slowly reconciles with his sister.
The movie would be 2 hours and 25 minutes long, with the first act bringing all the characters and story together, the second act establishing the main conflict with a few twists and turns while the third act is planned to be a continuous battle for survival and the test for the Fantastic Four to step up. In the end, the Fantastic Four is officially aligned and formed to be one of the most memorable heroes on the planet…all while Dr. Doom is revealed to be alive in the end, hiding in another planet.
I wouldn't put any mid-credits or post-credit scenes since I don't want it going down the MCU Avengers route yet.
I'd also make all the leads in their mid to late 20's to allow development and growth for the team over the years.
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