Preview – Fantastic Four

Fantastic 4

The iconic Fantastic 4 series – adapted from Marvel comic books – is rebooted in this 2105 superhero movie, starring a talented young cast including Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. Toby Kebbell plays the group’s arch-nemesis Victor Von Doom.

After being recruited into a prodigious science programme by the director of the Baxter foundation, Professor Franklin Storm, Reed Richards (Teller) and Ben Grimm (Bell) work alongside a Storm’s children Sue (Mara) and hot-headed thrill seeker Johnny (Jordan) on a teleportation device which would take astronauts on a planet known only as “planet X.” Also joining them is Storm’s apprentice, Victor Von Doom, who becomes friends with the group. After their first expedition leaves Doom presumably dead and the rest of the group with bizarre new abilities, they are taken into military custody to be honed as weapons. After government intervention the team are convinced to fix the portal and in doing so unleash a much changed – and notably very angry – Victor on the world. They must then use their new abilities in conjunction with each other to defeat this new threat and close the portal off once and for all.

Fantastic 4 – Saturday 9:00pm on Channel 4

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