Fantastic Four is a bit over two months from release in theaters (August 7th), and its marketing machine works overtime.
Their social media channels have lately published some character description videos we already got to see on the official website of Fantastic Four.
We got that covered here in late April, pointing out the space-warping ability of Reed Richards might or might not be a new power of Mr. Fantastic.
Check them out below!
Reed Richards profile
"” Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 13, 2015
This is where you can listen the original full audio report, as narrated by Dr. Storm, but it basically says the following: "Reed Richards, a scientific prodigy. Unfortunately his home life was not condusive to intellectual growth. I've seen it before, an ambitious mind in a hostile environment, groundbreaking ideas mistaken for delusions. He has yet to reach his full potential. With help I have faith he will get there."
The written description goes like this:
"REED RICHARDS IS A SCIENTIFIC PRODIGY WHO HAS BEEN QUIETLY EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE'S DEEPEST MYSTERIES IN HIS GARAGE, AFTER SCHOOL. AFTER BEING TRANSFORMED BY ONE OF HIS EXPERIMENTS, HE CAN WARP THE SPACE AROUND HIM, AND APPEAR TO STRETCH HIS BODY INTO IMPOSSIBLE FORMS AND TO INCREDIBLE LENGTHS."
Sue Storm profile
"” Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 15, 2015
The uncut narrated report can be found here, and it goes like this:
"Sue Storm, independent and prefers to work alone which is no surprise. She wasn't always the easiest child but she is her own person. Her mind is unique, operating at a different tempo, visualizing things the rest of us can't see. If only she would let us in, the possibilities are endless."
Whereas the written character description for Sue Storm is as follows:
"SUE IS BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL, INDEPENDENT AND SARCASTIC. THE POWER TO BECOME INVISIBLE AND TO GENERATE HER OWN FORCE-FIELDS CAN MAKE HER HARDER TO REACH THAN EVER"”BUT THAT WON'T STOP SOME OF HER TEAMMATES, ESPECIALLY REED, FROM TRYING."
Johnny Storm profile
"” Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 21, 2015
The initial narrated report is, of course, longer, and specifies the following: "Johnny Storm, extremely bright and good-natured but unfocused with unbridled energy. His acts of defiance compensate for feelings of insecurity and at times his rebelliousness is a distraction. I need to help him see the value of his contributions. And also, teach him how to be a team player."
More on Johnny Storm in the written description:
"A TROUBLEMAKER AND A THRILL-SEEKER, JOHNNY IS THE ROCK STAR OF THE TEAM. HIS POWERS ALLOW HIM TO SHOOT FIREBALLS, FLY AT BREAKNECK SPEEDS, AND REALLY LIGHT IT UP."
Ben Grimm profile
"” Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 26, 2015
Dr. Storm's original report lays down the following:
"Ben, uncooperative, disinterested and far from a team player. Ben's abrasiveness stems from a callous upbringing and though he is despondent there is hope. As he is fiercely protective of his friends, perhaps I can break through to him by earning his loyalty, but this will be no easy task."
And the written profile goes like this:
"A RARE BREED OF BRAWN AND HEART, BEN IS WARM, EVEN SENSITIVE, DESPITE HIS ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE UPBRINGING. HE IS ROCK-SOLID"”IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. A LOYAL AND PROTECTIVE FRIEND, HIS STONE BODY GIVES HIM EPIC STRENGTH AND MAKES HIM VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE."
Yeah, in so many words, it's not news proper as much as trimmed material surfacing online. However, it sounds good: 15-second videos – 4 of them – from where you can learn the quintessence of each member of the Fantastic Four!
Stay tuned, we’ll bring you the hottest scoop on all things Fantastic Four!