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The Fantastic Four is a 2018 American Superhero film written by Patrick Tobin and Brian Yorkey and directed by Ashwin Rajan. The film stars Nicholas Braun, Renee Olstead, Joaquin Phoenix, Glen Powell, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Alia Shawkat, Norman Lloyd, Connie Sawyer, John Mahoney, Marque Richardson, Iwan Rheon, Janet Montgomery, Tyler James Williams and Max Minghella.

The film is the first of Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Four and follows the Fantastic Four introduced in the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Proemial End (Proemial End also featuring Fantastic Four antagonist Galactus as it's central antagonist).

The film was distributed by Disney under it's Marvel Banner and was released theatrically on April 4th, 2018 to positive critical and audience reception.

The film was followed in 2019 by the sequel Fantastic Four: Cos Supreme.

Plot

In Doomstadt, Latveria baroness Cynthia Von Doom escapes her castle home as her husband Baron Werner Von Doom is killed by several metallic creatures commanded by an attacking rival Baron Vladimir. Cynthia is escorted by knight Torval and several accompanying maids into a local village inn for sanctuary but however come under attack as Cynthia comes across an Infinity Gauntlet in the inn's wine cellar. Torval is disfigured by a materialising Vladimir and the rest of the protecting knights and maids shielding the cellar are killed by the creatures on Vladimir's command.

Cynthia emerges to surrender so as to have Torval's life spared and as she goes to suddenly stab Vladimir with a concealed dagger he seizes her arm, revealing his knowledge of what she carries inside.

Cast

  • Nicholas Braun as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic
  • Renee Olstead as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman
  • Joaquin Phoenix Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom
  • Glen Powell as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
  • Taron Egerton as Benjamin Grimm/The Thing
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Alia Shawkwat as Alicia Masters
  • Norman Lloyd as Willie Lumpkin
  • Connie Sawyer as Greta Gervin
  • John Mahoney as Lance Storm
  • Marque Richardson as Clancy Wallace
  • Iwan Rheon as Bentley Wittman/Wizard
  • Janet Montgomery as Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon/Medusa
  • Max Minghella as Peter Petruski/Trapster
  • Tyler James Williams as The Dragon
  • Michael Wincott as Professor Gregson Gilbert
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