The Official Plot Synopsis for THE FANTASTIC FOUR Revealed

A new synopsis of next year’s The Fantastic Four reboot has appeared on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s bound to make some of you very unhappy. But judging by the quality of the cast, it is already an improvement over the first two.

Hit the jump and give it a read — IGN confirmed it with Fox.

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.

Teleport? Alternate universe? I hope they know what the heck they’re doing. It seems to indicate they could be talking about the Negative Zone (from the “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comics).

Anyway, these are the first official details of the flick, so let the bashing begin! Whenever I hear “a contemporary re-imaging” phrase mentioned with a comic book movie I have come to find out it means they are basically saying the hell with the source material. Therefore, I’m very much looking forward to the first trailer with high hopes that they will change my mind.

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The Josh Trank directed reboot stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, and Toby Kebbell as the iconic villain Victor von Doom/Doctor Doom. The Fantastic Four hits theaters in 3D on August 7, 2015.