The cameras for 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four are set to start rolling June 17th, but plot and cast details are still really thin on the ground. That hasn't stopped super-scooper El Mayimbe over at Latino Review breaking some news about a possible change in origin story for our fearless foursome. Instead of acquiring their superpowers by going into space and getting smashed all upside the head by cosmic radiation, El Mayimbe claims the movie will tell a slightly different origin story and has this logline:
Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons.
Would director really risk the wrath and unbridled hatred of Fantastic Four fans the world over by messing with the comic book mythology? And after the outcry and the near collapse of human civilization that occurred after it was rumored (and subsequently proved false) that Paramount was changing the origin story of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, would Fox want to make the same mistake with FF?
Well actually, probably not.
Not long after El Mayimbe's scoop, one of the writers on Fantastic Four, Jeremy Slater, tweeted this:
hahahaha nope— Boner Mountain (@Boner_Mountain) April 29, 2013
For now I'd be inclined to believe that Fantastic Four will follow the comic book mythology, but stick close and [[follow]] so we can hit you up with updates as soon as we get them.