Total Film, the UK-based film magazine, is giving us a look at the new Fantastic Four characters suited up for their reboot in approximately two months. Marvel‘s original superhero team has been adapted and given a fresh look from Fox studios. From the cover, you can see the Human Torch’s “flame on,” the Invisible Woman generating a force field, and The Thing is ready to rock! Get your costumes ready cosplayers!!
This movie will certainly be a departure from what comic book fans are familiar. In the comics, the quartet gain their powers/abilities after they were exposed to cosmic radiation during a trip to outer space. In this new approach, the team has their physiological makeup altered after entering another dimension (possibly the Negative Zone?). Also, the sibling relationship between Sue and Johnny Storm is one of adoption rather than a biological nature. Despite these drastic changes from the original “first family of comics,” the movie itself looks to carry weight and substance. Fox Studios seems confident in the retelling of the franchise as they have already slated a date for a sequel (June 9, 2017).
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
The film is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle, The Kill Point) and stars Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm/invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/The Human Torch), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing), Toby Kebbell (Victor Domashev/Dr. Doom) and Tim Blake Nelson (Harvey Elder/Mole Man). Catch The Fantastic Four in theaters on August 7, 2015.