The Official Synopsis for Josh Trank’s FANTASTIC FOUR Has Arrived

     December 3, 2014

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Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four doesn’t hit theaters until August, but summer 2015 isn’t that far off.  We’ve already seen trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World and more so it’s about time we get a little something from Fantastic Four.  Yesterday a synopsis for the film hit the web and now Fox has confirmed that it’s the real deal.

Hit the jump to check out the official Fantastic Four synopsis for yourself.  Fantastic Four is due in theaters on August 7, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.

fantastic-four-synopsisThe synopsis first popped up on Rotten Tomatoes, but IGN is the outlet that confirmed it with Fox.  Here it is:

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.

As someone who hasn’t read the source material, the details that catch my eye are the teleporting to an alternate and dangerous universe thing and the fact that the synopsis dubs the group “outsiders.”  A little Googling revealed that the teleportation element pops up in Ultimate Fantastic Four, but were Johnny, Sue, Reed and Ben ever really outsiders?  Perhaps the 2005 film is a little too engrained in my mind, but I never got that impression.

However, there’s nothing wrong with a change like that.  In fact, I’m quite pleased to see the synopsis focus on the origin story rather than jump right into what they’re up against.  Hopefully a trailer isn’t too far off and we’ll finally get to see what post-Chronicle Trank is capable of.

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