Let's all overthink the first plot synopsis for the 'Fantastic Four' reboot

December 4, 2014 3:06 PM

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20th Century Fox has finally released a single paragraph of plot summary for The Fantastic Four, the de-Chiklisized reboot of the sci-fi superteam. The new film arrives next August, and there’s already a sequel planned for 2017, plus the theoretical possibility that Fox’s Fantastic Four could cross over with Fox’s X-Men franchise. Not much is officially known about the reboot—although rumors persist that villainous tyrant Dr. Doom has been reimagined as a villainous blogger named Doom.

There’s no mention of nefarious social networking in the plot summary, but that doesn’t mean we can’t overthink all two sentences in an attempt to decode whether The Fantastic Four will be a good reboot or a bad reboot—the next Rise of the Planet of the Apes or the next Tim Burton of the Planet of t...

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