Fantastic Four Review
July 30 2015
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
The garage that Reed is working in as a child is the same garage that Biff keeps his car in Back to the Future Part II (1989).
Kate Mara had initially wanted to read Fantastic Four comic books to prepare for her role as Susan Storm, but the filmmakers explained to the cast that it was unnecessary as the film was an original story not based directly on the comics.
Johnny Storm from previous movie
Michael B. Jordan ran into Chris Evans, who initially played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005) and its sequel, at an industry event. According to Jordan, they ended up talking about the role and Evans told him, “Man, I can’t give you anything. You’re great, you’re awesome. Just do your thing. And enjoy it. It’s gonna be fun.”
Jamie Bell consulted his The Adventures of Tintin (2011) co-star and motion capture artist Andy Serkis for assistance on his role as The Thing.
Fantastic Four’s personal vehicle.
A teacher jokes about young Reed building a flying car. In the comics, Reed Richards constructed the Fantasticar, a flying car that served as the Fantastic Four’s personal vehicle.
The uniforms the Fantastic Four wear are based on containment suits.
Origin – “Ultimate Marvel” comics
The origin of the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom (a lab experiment involving a portal to another dimension goes wrong, and all five get mutated by radiation from the experiment) is based on their “Ultimate Marvel” origin.
Origin – Difference with 1960’s comics
Reed, Ben, Johnny and Victor hijack the quantum gate to be the first humans across. In the original 1960s comics, the Reed, Ben, Johnny and Sue hijacked a rocket to become the first humans in space
Description of story from writer’s eye
Writer Simon Kinberg described the story as “a celebration of all the Fantastic Four comics, the notion of this dysfunctional surrogate family of scientists that come together and this idea that it’s almost more like a science adventure than a superhero film.”
RT/Meta Critic Review
Good times, FF needed a new look, very reminiscent of the Ultimate FF by Millar. Enjoyed Doom as well. Love the Sci-Fi explorer approach. The new actors on board were great (Impostir Evil/Meta Critic)