Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. See the gallery. 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. Written by 20th Century Fox. That's maybe what Fox thinks in pushing this new adaptation, given how franchises keep being rebooted and resurrected these days, assuming either lighter or darker takes, to pull away themselves from the shadows of their previous most often, forgettable forms.
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The Fantastic Four are a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group debuted in Fantastic Four 1 cover dated Nov. The four individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four, who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, are Mister Fantastic Reed Richards , a scientific genius and the leader of the group, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes; the Invisible Woman Susan "Sue" Storm , who eventually married Reed, who can render herself invisible and later project powerful invisible force fields; the Human Torch Johnny Storm , Sue's younger brother, who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly; and the monstrous Thing Ben Grimm , their grumpy but benevolent friend, a former college football star and Reed's college roommate as well as a good pilot, who possesses tremendous superhuman strength, durability, and endurance due to the nature of his stone-like flesh. Since their original introduction, the Fantastic Four have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family. Breaking convention with other comic book archetypes of the time, they would squabble and hold grudges both deep and petty and eschewed anonymity or secret identities in favor of celebrity status. The team is also well known for its recurring encounters with characters such as the villainous monarch Doctor Doom , the planet-devouring Galactus , the Kree Empire 's ruthless and tyrannical enforcer Ronan the Accuser , Annihilus , ruler of the Negative Zone , the sea-dwelling prince Namor , the spacefaring Silver Surfer , and the Skrull warrior Kl'rt. The Fantastic Four have been adapted into other media , including four animated series and four live-action films. Apocryphal legend has it that in , longtime magazine and comic book publisher Martin Goodman was playing golf with either Jack Liebowitz or Irwin Donenfeld of rival company DC Comics , then known as National Periodical Publications, and that the top executive bragged about DC's success with the new superhero team the Justice League of America. According to Lee, writing in , "Martin mentioned that he had noticed one of the titles published by National Comics seemed to be selling better than most. It was a book called The [ sic ] Justice League of America and it was composed of a team of superheroes.
The Fantastic Four are a group of scientific explorers lead by Dr. Reed Richards. After the team gained powers during a impromptu trip to space; Sue Storm , Johnny Storm and pilot Ben Grimm decided to remain together to explore the boundaries of science. Richards personal fortune accumulated by the many patents he has produced.