Kinberg to DENOFGEEK.COM
"They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is."
After all of the weird news about race switching and possible female Doctor Dooms, the fans of Fantastic Four are waiting at the edge of their chair for just any bit of info that might redeem what Josh Trank is doing with the reboot out next year. Well, Simon Kinberg seems to be full of news these days and doesn't hold back on helping us along with what's actually going on in the head of the execs of Fox on this one.
"There is archetypal imagery of how they get their powers, for sure, and it does involve some sort of scientific travel."
This speaks volumes. First his emphasis on the ULTIMATE FF origin and then about how they get their powers involving 'some sort of scientific travel'!
"The series revolves around the adventures of Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and siblings Susan and Johnny Storm, who get engulfed in a malfunctioned teleporter experiment and get super powers"
"At the age of 21 his research was realized as he and several others attempted to teleport organic material through an alternate plane of existence called the N-Zone. The experiment went awry giving Reed and several others super powers."
Obviously, the N-Zone (Negative Zone for all of you Old Schoolers out there) comes into play in the onset of the five (YES! I said FIVE!) getting their powers. This makes me wonder. They continue to push Doom (Obviously the fifth per ULTIMATE) as the main bad guy but could we see Annihilus show up? Oh, the possibilities! Think I'll go read Ultimate Fantastic Four #1-6!