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MARVEL'S

FANTASTIC FOUR:
THE WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES
First Draft
Written by
Robert Garlen

Based on, Marvel's Fantastic Four Comic Book, Created by Stan Lee
and Jack Kirby.

This is a Fan script.


I do NOT own, nor claim to own
Any appearing characters.
All rights belong to MARVEL COMICS.

FADE IN:
EXT. HASSENSTADT, LATVERIA - NIGHT
SUPER: HASSENSTADT, LATVERIA - 6 YEARS AGO...
ESTABLISHING SHOT: CASTLE FORTUNOV, A Large looming castle,
straight out of horror fiction. As if on cue Lighting
Strikes.
In the distance, stretching a wide margin, Small torch
flames, each one part of a Militia, their leader is
unidentifiable at the distance.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - GREAT HALL - CONTINUOUS
The Great Hall is nothing special. Its everyone youve ever
seen, A throne (empty), A row of Guards (holding energy
rifles), A Red carpet rolled out.
Looming over the window, a hideous figure, Monocled, Bald, at
first glance one would think Strucker, but this figure is
much uglier, BELTANE, 40s.
He turns to a larger figure, not much closer to handsome, but
very lean and pretty well built, KING VLADIMIR FORTUNOV,
50s.
FORTUNOV
What is going on out there? What is
this nonsense?
BELTANE
Its... HIM!
FORTUNOV steps down, rushing to the window, Looms over it:
FORTUNOV
Impossible. Hes dead.
FORTUNOV turns to HYDRA soldiers.
FORTUNOV (CONTD)
Never Give Up. Never Surrender.
Kill them! HAIL HYDRA.
The SOLDIERS hail. FORTUNOV turns away from them -CUT TO:

2.

EXT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - CONTINUOUS


The LATVERIAN MILITIA marches, aremd with torches and
pitchforks. Theyre heading to the door. An Older man
rallying them, Bearded and Wise, BORIS, 70s.
He runs to the Being that stands ahead of the MILITA, cloaked
in Greens and wearing something metallic, a MARK I Suit,
this look is familiar, everyone knows this is DOCTOR DOOM.
Next to DOOM, a Woman, very stunning, holding the hand of
DOOM, CYNTHIA VERNARD, 30s. They march towards the castle:
BORIS
Victor, dont do this, youll get
these people killed.
DOOM
Fortunov has enslaved my people and
Murdered my family. Theyve lost
the same, some more-so. They
volunteered. Their faith will be
rewarded, theyre under my guard.
BORIS
You cant save them all Victor
please! Too many of our people will
die. Please, call for help. There
are the Avengers.
DOOM
The Avengers are capitalist pigs.
If its not one of their messes
they wouldnt bother cleaning up.
DOOM stops. He stares at BORIS with piercing eyes.
DOOM (CONTD)
Tonight LATVERIA reclaims its
freedom.
BORIS stands, DOOM and his militia step past him. He watches
in horror.
CUT TO:
EXT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - GATES - CONTINUOUS
DOOM steps up to the Gates of the monstrous castle. People
behind him. Hands at his side, he opens them, Inside the
palms circular Openings emitting light, very similar to IRON
MAN but oddly more advanced, sleeker and less clunky looking.
Energy swells.

3.

IT RIPS OUT, OBLITERATING THE GATE!


DOOM steps over the ruble of the gate. The MILITA follows
him.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - ARMORY - CONTINUOUS
HYDRA soldiers grab weapons. Locking and Loading, They rush
out into the courtyard -EXT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - BARBICAN - CONTINUOUS
The Barbican is an area of the Castle separated via water
from the Castles Mainland, similar to a waiting room or a
parking lot, connected but separate for the intended area:
The HYDRA SOLDIER makes it into the outside, a Burst of
ENERGY obliterates him.
DOOM stands firing ENERGY BLASTS at the HYDRA SOLDIERS:
- A Beam catches a SOLDIER in the HIGH WALL of the barbicans
entrance.
- Another obliterates the SOLDIER at the parapet wall.
- DOOM arms out stretch FIRES DUEL BLASTS crippling the
PARAPET WALLS.
- SOLDIERS run down the stairs of the wall to avoid crushing
ROCK, DOOM Fire Fireballs at them from his left hand.
- He freezes a row of Soldiers with his right hand and
finishes them off with an energy blast.
The Bridge to the CASTLE

mainland begins to recede.

DOOM outstretches his arm, His fingers curl and he PULLS


the BRIDGE back down, CHAINS fight against the pressure -and lose.
CHAINS hit the water, snapping from the pressure. The bridge
is down.
The MILITA enters:

4.

INT.

CASTLE FORTUNOV - LOWER BAILEY - CONTINUOUS

DOOM and his MILITIA is surrounded, HYDRA SOLDIERS with


ENERGY RIFLES locked, loaded, and ready to fire surround them
on the ground totaling in an intimidating THIRTEEN.
SOLDIERS in the GORGE TOWER to The MILITIAs left total a
Number of TEN.
FOUR from inside the KEEP holding ENERGY RIFLES equipped with
SCOPES. ONE on TOP of the KEEP with a TURRET weapon.
SOLDIER
STOP, by order of King Vladimir
Fortunov you and your militia is
under arr-DOOM pulls out an object that looks something akin to the
grenade of the future idea, it silences the SOLDIER.
He presses a button and drops it on the MILITIA, glowing BLUE
Energy encases them, DOOM outside of it.
The SOLDIERS OPEN FIRE. DOOM stands with a sensation of calm
that could be seen as insane, suicidal, or just plain
foolish. Energy pings off DOOMs armor like a joke.
DUST rises from the hits, they keep firing until theres
nothing in sight.
A beat as the DUST SETTLES.
DOOM stands tall, powerful, much likes the Greek GODS ARES or
APOLLO, he is proud and firm.
DOOM
My turn.
DOOM RAISES his hands: He FIRES an ENERGY Round at the The
SPEAKING SOLDIER, He wastes no time, Shooting off ENERGY
round after ENERGY round, His left arm focused against the
GORGE TOWER, the right arm ANNIHILATING the SOLDIERS in the
LOWER BAILEY.
He steps forward, moving as though he was on a brisk summer
walk.
The lone SOLDIER on top of the KEEP trades his TURRET for a
ROCKET LAUNCHER:
DOOM rises his hand, pulls the soldier out of the KEEPs
WINDOW and CRUSHES HIM (Magnetic manipulation from the metal
on the Soldiers suit and Weapon).

5.

CYNTHIA watches from safety with a smile.


More SOLDIERS poor in, DOOM still fires at them. Standing
calmly.
CLOSE UP (C.U.): SNIPER IN THE KEEP OF THE CASTLE, WEAPON IN
HAND P.O.V. (SNIPER SCOPE): THE WEAPON POINTS AT THE CENTER MASS
OF DOOM.
CYNTHIA looks up to see the SNIPER, glowing energy ready -It fires:
CYNTHIA LEAPS OUT OF THE SHIELD:
CYNTHIA
LOVE!
HER BODY MOVES IN FRONT OF DOOM AS A CENTER MASS SHOT HITS
HER, BRIGHT ENERGY BURNING THROUGH, DROPPING HER!
MEGA C.U.: DOOMS EYES LIVEN WITH RAGE!
He fires a large blast at the TOWER, nothing resembling a
built structure remains. DOOM opens a SHIELD around he and
CYNTHIA.
CYNTHIA (CONTD)
(Weakly)
Love.
DOOM
There is only one way this ends.
You understand that.
She caresses his mask as if she were rubbing his cheek:
CYNTHIA
YOU ARE DOOM. Show Fortunov why.
DOOM
Is their anything I can do for you?
CYNTHIA
Take care of KRISTOFF. Dont let
him live as a slave. Promise me you
will take care of him. Promise you
will make this world a better
place... Promise.

6.

She slips away in DOOMs arms.


DOOM
I promise.
DOOM gently lays her down. He Stands as more SOLDIERS enter.
MINIATURE ROCKETS lift from DOOMs armor - They fire ripping
through the shield and demolishing the SOLDIERS.
DOOM (CONTD)
BORIS.
BORIS steps to DOOM.
DOOM (CONTD)
Bring the VERNARD child.
DOOM begins to rise off the GROUND: Much like IRON MAN a pair
of JET BOOTS.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - GREAT HALL
FORTUNOV and BELTANE stand behind the army of HYDRA GUARDS,
the HYDRA Flag hanging over the THRONE.
DOOM BURSTS IN. IN FLIGHT FIRES OFF ENERGY BLASTS, KILLING
THE SOLDIERS.
DOOM DROPS, STANDING FIRM ON BOTH FEET.
DOOM
Vladimir Fortunov.
FORTUNOV
VON DOOM PLEASE! DONT DO THIS!
DOOM approaches FORTUNOV, BELTANE runs to DOOM, Weapon in
hand, DOOM GRABS HIS THROAT, A LOUD CRUNCH ECHOES, BELTANE
drops.
DOOM
You have committed crimes against
the People of LATVERIA. You have
perverted the throne that you
stole. You are responsible for the
deaths of countless citizens and
now it is time to face the end.
DOOM throws FORTUNOV into the Throne. DOOM moves to him with
purpose, anger, and vengeance in his steps.

7.

DOOMs hands open - energy glows -SCREAMS (off camera).


CUT TO:
EXT. CASTLE FORTUNOV - COURTYARD
DOOM drags FORTUNOVs body out of the CASTLE. Dropping it at
the feet of his MILITIA.
KRISTOFF VERNARD, 12 years old steps forward, tears and
gritting teeth.
DOOM
People of Latveria, Our Freedom is
here. Under the Protection of DOOM,
you will enjoy the spoils you were
denied.
DOOM takes a knee - His hand resting on KRISTOFFs shoulder.
DOOM (CONTD)
Say your goodbyes child.
KRISTOFF
Wh-what will happen?
DOOM
You will be the HEIR of DOOM. I
will teach you, guide you, educate
you. You WILL not be alone.
FADE TO:
Darkness. Swirls of color, COSMIC RAYS.
REED RICHARDS (V.O.)
Hope. Ever since mankinds origin
it has driven us to do more, reach
further, hit harder, moves faster,
burn brighter... It has been the
inspiration to do marvelous things,
but every so often, we see what
happens when Hope corrupts someone,
and we see the monsters they
become. In the rubble of those
monsters we see what theyre truly
are capable of. Good or Evil. Its
up to us to decide.
FADE IN:

8.

INT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - LABORATORY - DAY


A stellar room of wonder and visionary future: Hologram
computer and information pads, Hover equipment, Rotating
table mechanisms.
In the background, a large HOLO-CLOCK, it reads:
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A.: 15:45
KIRBY SPACE STATION: 3:45
Inside this wonderful room: REED RICHARDS, Late 30s,
Handsome in a mature form but certainly not aware of it, very
focused on all things science.
He stands at a hologram blackboard and writes on it with his
finger, doing trajectory and distance formulas.
REED
Sue, how is the probe handling?
His wife: SUSAN STORM-RICHARDS, Early 30s, Beautiful like
the girl next door you always loved, very warm in approach,
and very caring. She sits at a control console, moving
controls similar to a fighter jets.
SUE
It handles like a school bus, you
sure you dont want to do this?
REED
(A smirk)
You were always the better driver.
SUE
(A cocked smile)
Ill remember that the next time
you need me to drive you to a
lecture.
REED pauses for a moment.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Would you like me to take the
controls for a moment DR. STORM?
SUE
Thanks HERBIE.
She stands, the CONTROLS move on their own steam. She steps
over to REED, watching him calculating.

9.

SUE (CONTD)
Just like in college.
REED
You watched me write formulas in
college?
SUE
You WERE the associate professor of
my interim class. I though the
smartest man in the world would
remember.
REED
(A beat.)
Second smartest.
SUE notes his drawback, its a private pain.
SUE
Well, were outside the world, and
as far as I can tell...
She spins her Husband to face her, Her arms wrap around his
shoulder, Her lips reach close to his:
SUE (CONTD)
Youre the smartest man in space.
CUT TO:
INT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - REC ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Glowing Floors, Air hockey/ping pong transformable table, a
T.V./Wall, and a POKER TABLE. One heck of a recreation room.
At the Poker Table: BEN GRIMM, Handsome in the rugged
fashion, very large and very well built, hes got all the
charm of a Brooklyn native, Late 30s.
The person opposite him, handsome in the most natural
fashion, very youthful, and very cocky, A promising figure
who maybe doesnt see it in himself, JOHNNY STORM, Late 20s.
The two study their cards, a pot of poker chips in the center
of the table. They exchange strategised glances at each
other.
JOHNNY
I call.

10.

He drops a few chips in the center of the table. BEN gives


him a very strong look. Tosses a few of his own chips on the
pot.
BEN
Hrmm... Raise it. Your call.
JOHNNY Drops more.
JOHNNY
Lay em down.
BEN
You first.
JOHNNY
(Intense)
Same Time.
BEN
Aright. 3... 2... 1...
The set their cards down - JOHNNY: Three 9s, Two ACES and
BEN: 9, 10, JACK, QUEEN, KING all of CLUBS.
BEN (CONTD)
HA! Tough noodles kid.
JOHNNY
AH! YOU CHEATED!
BEN
What? You accusing me of cheating!
You LITTLE HOT HEAD!
BEN SLAMS his hands on the Table, standing over it! JOHNNY
Repeats the action, looking less successful at it.
JOHNNY
CMon Boulder Ben!
BEN
OH LOOK YOU SAW ME PWAY FOOTBALL
WHILE YOU WERE FEEDIN FROM A
BOTTLE!
JOHNNY Leaps over the table! They roll punching each other.
CUT TO:

11.

INT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS


REED and SUE make out, The lights slightly alter, a voice
startles them:
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Doctor Richards, there seems to be
an anomaly outside the station.
REED and SUE pull each other away stepping to a view screen.
REED
Give me an outside view HERBIE.
The screen switches to a WINDOW, in the distance outside it
looks like a small cut in space.
REEDs eyes hit alert!
REED (CONTD)
HERBIE analyze the energy source,
Sue I need you to get Ben and
Johnny. We need to get in our suits
and get out of here now.
SUE
Whats going on?
H.E.R.B.I.E.
It appears to be trans-dimensional
hole, giving off radiation from an
ALIEN source. Time of expanding is
nearly unpredictable, growing to
fast for appropriate calculations.
Rough estimate is 10 minutes.
REED turns to SUE:
REED
GO NOW!
SUE RUNS! REED runs over to the controls, begins typing.
REED (CONTD)
HERBIE I need you to download data
and send it to the BAXTER BUILDING
SERVER! Start and analytical
diagnostics on the energy source, I
want to know exactly what it is and
what it can do when we get back
home!
CUT TO:

12.

INT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - REC ROOM - CONTINUOUS


SUE Enters in a haste, looks at JOHNNY and BEN trading
punches!
SUE
(SHOUTS)
GUYS! GUYS! CHILDREN!
They stop, Look at her puzzled and stunned.
SUE (CONTD)
We need to leave now! Get your
suits!
CUT TO:
INT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - HALLWAYS - DAY
RED LIGHTS bursting out, An ALARM BLARING.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
WARNING. WARNING. DANGER. DANGER
REED RICHARDS. UNKNOWN RADIATION
LEAKING INTO SPACE STATION, FULL
SUBMERSION OF RADIATION IN 5
MINUTES.
THE FOUR DRESSED IN SPACE SUITS, RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES! The
Four moving Through the halls.
They reach the end of a T-SECTION CORRIDOR, They TURN.
THEY move down the hall in a hurry -- Crossing corridor after
corridor.
CUT TO:
EXT. KIRBY MEMORIAL SPACE STATION - CONTINUOUS
EXTREME C.U.: ROCKET AFTER BURNERS FIRING UP.
A SPACE SHIP flies off.
A LARGE CLOUD of COSMIC ENERGY SPEEDS UP - WRAPPING AROUND
THE SPACE SHIP!
IT BEGINS TO EXPLODE AND -CUT TO BLACK:

13.

A large 4 on screen.
TITLE SEQUENCE: FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WORLDS GREATEST HEROES
REED
(O.S.)
And that is how we became the
FANTASTIC FOUR.
CUT TO:
INT. HELLICARRIER - INTERROGATION ROOM - DAY
REED RICHARDS sits in a room, in an EARLY FANTASTIC FOUR
suit. Sitting across the table from him -- NICK FURY.
FURY
I know, I read the dossier,
listened to the black box. I know
everything a person without a PhD
could know about your
transformation.
REED
Trust me, you have no idea what the
transformation was like.
FURY
Yknow this is usually the part
were you hero types say How may I
be of service to you and this great
country.
REED
Im not so sure we can be of
service in your type of operations
Colonel. Certainly covert
operations isnt the strong suit of
the Fantastic Four.
FURY
The Fantastic Four. Dr. Richards, I
have no doubt in my mind your team
is useful, what I sense is your
doubt.
REED
I dont doubt my team at all.

14.

FURY
Didnt say you did. When your
Shuttle crash-landed the four of
you were found separated, hell
across the world. Dr. Storm was
found in New York, You were found
in Las Vegas, The Young Mr. Storm
was found in Paris, Texas and Mr.
Grimm was in, oh yes New Mexico.
REED
Whats your point Fury?
FURY
I need to know if anything else,
oozing radioactive material hit my
country. I want you to draw us a
map.
REED
A Map for a mistake that happened
Six Months ago?
FURY
Mistake? Most people say accident.
REED
Im not most people.
FURY slides a file over to read.
FURY
Im well aware of your Future
Foundation charity. I figure SHIELD
could give it special interest in
exchange for your expertise in
looking this up.
REED opens the file, the cover page reads: LATVERIA.
FURY (CONTD)
The last six years weve kept
particular interest in Latveria
after its newly established
leadership.
REED
Im a scientist, not an espionage
expert.

15.

FURY
Theyre using alien technology.
Weapons far beyond what we have,
the new Monarch Has developed
military technology that has been
far beyond anything weve seen.
REED
Who is this guy? The report just
says Masked assailant.
FURY
We have no idea. We sent in a cover
squad to pose as Tourists, only
name they could get would be The
Good Doctor.
REED
So why my team? You have the
Avengers, Ant-Man, Dozens of heroes
with more training and better
equipped then we are.
FURY
Gotta know your on our side.
REED
Saving Manhattan from a Hundred
foot molded man-thing wasnt
enough?
FURY
Not exactly Dr. Richards. But lets
just say this will go a long way to
being enough.
FURY makes for the Exit, REEDs hand stops him from the other
side of the room.
REED
Its because of SUE isnt it?
FURY Smiles.
FURY
Your cars on the roof, Agent Hill
will show you out.
CUT TO:
INT. HELLICARRIER - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
MARIA HILL escorts REED RICHARDS:

16.

REED
Agent.
HILL
Doctor.
REED
Is he always like that?
HILL
Since day one. Ive read about your
team in the papers, very
interesting. From what I hear its
nearly impossible to pull you out
of your laboratory.
REED
I have A brother-in-law that is in
danger of literal spontaneous
combustion, and a childhood best
friend that has transformed into a
near seven foot rock-man. I hate
the Idea that theyre suffering
because I couldnt calculate
another failure.
HILL
What was the first one?
REED
Its a private matter.
HILL hits the controls for the ELEVATOR.
CUT TO:
EXT. HELLICARRIER - LANDING STRIP - CONTINUOUS
The beautiful sunny day is of no consequence, REED
RICHARDS/MR. FANTASTIC marches to his vehicle - a Hover CAR
sporting the 4 emblem, THE FANTASTICAR!
REED enters turns the ignition.
HILL
(Shouting over the Engine)
SO, ARE YOU GONNA LOOK AT THE FILE?
REED
(Over Engine)
Maybe. Goodbye.
REED and FANTASTICAR begin to Hover. IT TAKES OFF!

17.

HILL stands watching it:


HILL
Why isnt all Superheroes have
something weird going on?
CUT TO:
EXT. NEW YORK - DAY
ESTABLISHING SHOT: NEW YORK, SOMETHING WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR
WITH. NEW AVENGERS TOWER, OSCORP, THE DAILY BUGLE, STARK
ENERGIES, EMPIRE STATE UNIVERSITY, W.H.I.H. NEWS BUILDING,
AND FINALLY AS THE FANTASTICAR MOVES INTO FRAME: THE BAXTER
BUILDING.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 33/HANGER - CONTINUOUS
The FANTASTICAR lowers, The HANGER begins hooking to it, REED
stretches out of the vehicle -CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 33/CORRIDOR/ELEVATOR CONTINUOUS
REED steps through the corridors.
REED
HERBIE, play some music for me.
Over the speaker system comes the MOONLIGHT SONATA by
BEETHOVEN.
REED steps through into the ELEVATOR.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
REED enters the laboratory, it lights up, Holographic screens
pop up. REED Slides into a lab coat.
REED
HERBIE, bring up the energy
signatures.

18.

A Large Holographic Map pops up, on the right side a


TOXICITY CHART and a RADIATION TYPE CHART
REED (CONTD)
Highlight areas covering the Crash
and Energy signatures that match
the toxicity.
Scales calibrate, the areas radiated pop up.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
The Radiation signatures are unlike
any normal signatures encountered.
REED
Cross reference the sources with
high powered energy activity,
Agardian energy, and Check with the
energy signal from the battle of
New York.
The Holographic map calibrate.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Toxicity is un-matched, Radiation
level nearest to the Cosmic storm
is the Portal opened from the
Chitauri.
REED
What about the chitauri weaponry?
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Several matches including Slakovia,
Wikanda, and Latveria.
REED rubs his eyes. He wipes away the previous chart.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 30/JOHNNYS BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
JOHNNY and BEN sit in the room, both of them hammering GAMECONTROLLERS:
BEN
How can you suck so bad at this?
JOHNNY
(Mocking)
How can you suck so bad at this?

19.

BEN
Yeah thats right. Call of Duty
CHAMP!
JOHNNY
Were superheroes, and yet we waste
valuable time killing each other,
online, on Call of Duty.
A loud bang radiates from the T.V.
BEN
Its things like that, that gets
ya conquered kid!
JOHNNY grits his teeth.
JOHNNY
COME ON, COME ON!
STEAM radiates from JOHNNY, BEN cracks a smile.
BEN
Here, here Ill give you a free
one!
A another blast on the T.V. JOHNNY groans!
JOHNNY
Come on man!
BEN
(Laughs)
Sorry, sorry. Cant help clobberin
ya!
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY/SUES OFFICE CONTINUOUS
SUE sits in a chair, PULLING holograph screens too her. The
W.H.I.H. NEWS playing in the background. She hums to herself.
SUE
HERBIE show me the DNA results.
Isolate the all the strands of
radiation in our blood streams.
Show me what the radiation is
targeting in our DNA.

20.

WHIH NEWS ANCHOR


(In Background)
Looks to be a Hundred foot Monster,
crawling out of Yansy street in
Manhattan! People are being advised
to evacuate the area and find
cover.
SUE lets out a groan, the same groan every mother gives her
children for acting foolish.
SUE taps a Button.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
REED
HERBIE bring me exact matches for
Energy Signals matching the Cosmic
storm.
The MAP pops up, FIVE AREAS are Highlighted: TRUTH OR
CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NEW YORK, NEW
YORK - PARIS, TEXAS AND HASSENSTADT, LATVERIA.
REED (CONTD)
Bring back the Energy signals
matching the Chitauri weaponry.
Center it on LATVERIAN soil.
The Map pops up, a fixed section is marked in the shape of a
triangle.
REED (CONTD)
Calibrate for any Energy similar to
the Chitauri weaponry nearby the
energy signal from the cosmic
storm.
The Map calibrates.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Two signature, one East by Five
miles, and the other north by One
hundred miles, both near
Hassenstadt.
REED
Get me a list of all theoretical
physicist, cross reference foreign
powers.

21.

H.E.R.B.I.E.
A thorough list might take a few
hours to check entire histories.
REED
Keep me updated.
A Hologram of SUE pops up:
SUE
Everyone, get to the hanger theres
a monster demolishing Whats left
of YANCY STREET.
REED exits.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 30/JOHNNYS BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
JOHNNY and BEN looking up at the HOLOGRAM SUE:
SUE
Repeat, there is a monster
demolishing YANCY STREET.
JOHNNY leaps in the air, BEN groans.
BEN
Do we have to save Yancy Street?
JOHNNY
We wont let em pick up on ya
Ben!
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 33/HANGER - CONTINUOUS
The FANTASTICAR rises off screen.
CUT TO:
EXT. YANCY STREET, MANHATTAN - DAY
The FANTASTICAR enters the brooklyn area, Inside: THE
FANTASTIC FOUR: REED, SUE, JOHNNY, and BEN, the later of
which is about a seven foot heavily built orange rock
monster, THE THING.

22.

BEN
Didnt we crush one of these things
last month?
JOHNNY
I think so.
SUE
Try to get me a sample this time.
BEN gives SUE a very confused look.
BEN
Cant it be easy just this one
time?
SUE
Hey Im still a scientist.
BEN lets out a huff. SUE hands him a device.
SUE (CONTD)
I need tissue and blood samples.
BEN
Oh its gonna bleed, Lets do
this!
BEN launches himself out of the FANTASTICAR. REED turns to
watch:
REED
For some reason that still amazes
me.
JOHNNY gives REED the Are you Serious? Gesture. Turns to
watch BEN dropping.
JOHNNY
Guess its my turn. FLAME ON!
In seconds JOHNNYs whole body becomes one with fire, he
stands as a living man of fire - THE HUMAN TORCH.
HE FLIES OFF, heading towards the monster.
CUT TO:
EXT. YANCY STREET, MANHATTAN - CONTINUOUS

23.

FREE FALL: BEN FALLING, JOHNNY FLYING DOWN, RACING HIM!


JOHNNY
GOT A PLAN?
BEN
YEAH, ITS CALLED CLOBBER AND
SMASH!
A LARGE hand swats at them, It knocks BEN, JOHNNY DODGES.
BEN (CONTD)
Kid Im losin speed, Keep that
friggin thing offa me! I need to
be at full speed to clobber!
ANOTHER hand moves to BEN, A FIREBALL KNOCKS IT AWAY JOHNNY
FIRES REPETITIVE FIREBALLS AT IT!
BEN Brings his fist together in a pseudo diving position.
STREET LEVEL: PEOPLE SCREAMING IN TERROR WATCHING THE GIANT
BEAST RISING UP FROM UNDERNEATH, LONG TENTACLE LIKE HANDS
ATTATCHED. WHAT FEELS LIKE AN OUT OF THE BLUE MOMENT: BEN
DROPPING FIST FIRST ONTO THE MOLE-BEASTS HEAD!
REED
HERBIE, take the wheel. Were
jumping in!
H.E.R.B.I.E.
At once sir.
The controls switch to AUTOPILOT -- REED and SUE leap out of
the FANTASTICAR!
BEN practically bounces off, rolling hard on the ground.
He stands back up. Dusts himself off.
BEN
Dont see that everyday.
JOHNNY flies in the air, still blasting the MOLE-BEAST.
JOHNNY
BEN IF YOU GOT A PLAN NOW IS THE
TIME, IT SMELLS LIKE GARBAGE UP
HERE!
BEN runs to the MOLE-BEAST, STABBING it with SUEs device.
BEN looks up:

24.

BEN
AINT NO PETUNIA FIELD DOWN HERE
NEITHER KID!
BEN pulls the instrument back, the needle broke, no Sample.
BEN (CONTD)
Oh SHI-A Tentacle SWAPS BEN! He shoots through an old rundown CAR.
HE runs towards the MONSTER giving it a RIGHT CROSS!
JOHNNY watches, HE FIRES A FLAME LINE at the MOLE-BEAST
encircling it!
JOHNNY
Oh JEEZ it smells like burnt fish
now!
JOHNNY keeps one hand over his mouth and the other directly
pointed at the creature!
REED and SUE land, REED runs to an officer:
REED
Officer, we need to isolate the
area, Evacuate the people and give
us a six block radius.
OFFICER
I dont take Orders from Captain
FANTASTIC!
A LARGE hand slams into the ground, Separating them!
REED
GO NOW!
SUE
HERBIE keep it distracted!
THE FANTASTICAR encircles the MOLE-BEAST, FIRING hypertechnical weaponry at it.
JOHNNY
Any ideas?
REED
Keep it occupied, Wait for SUE.
JOHNNY
Wait for Sue, What?

25.

SUE stands, her hands out her eyes giving a sharp look
towards the MOLE-BEAST.
BEN gives it his all, HITTING it with LEFTS and RIGHTS!
JOHNNY continues to encircle the MOLE-BEAST, distracting it
with his fire blasts!
The MOLE-BEAST turns, SWATS JOHNNY!
A Figure climbs up the beast, Small - Covered in mossy greens
and carrying an Energy stick/CANE - HARVEY ELDER/MOLE MAN,
60s.
MOLE MAN
Behold NEW YORK! THE POWER OF THE
MOLE MAN!
MORE TENTACLES swing at BEN, He leaps on top of one, HITTING
it hard -- ANOTHER TENTACLE, BEN leaps on top of it! Hitting
the Dang BEAST!
BEN
Ill get the Mole Guy!
BEN leaps again this time a SECOND TENTACLE rushes BEN -- He
grabs it in his Rock-laden hands and Yanks it off!
The WOUND heals over, patterning itself like a FUNGUS!
BEN (CONTD)
Hey Susie, Im tossin your sample
at the FANTASTICAR!
SUE
HERBIE you got that?
H.E.R.B.I.E.
(Through COMMs)
I did Doctor.
BEN tosses the TENTACLE, THE FANTASTIC catches it!
BEN
JOHNNY youre gonna have to fly
home, somethin took yer seat!
MOLE MAN
COME TO ME MY CHILDREN!
At the FOUNDATION of the MOLE-BEAST, smaller zombie-like
beasts -- MOLOIDS raise out of the ground!

26.

REED attacks them on the Ground, HITTING them, wrapping


around them -- SUE Slams an INVISIBLE WALL against them!
BEN Reaches the TOP of the MOLE-BEASTS HEAD, He blocks its
FISTS and SCRATCHES -BEN
ARight ya little freak -- ITS
CLO-AN ENERGY BLAST ROCKS BEN in the CHEST, SENDING HIM OFF THE
MOLE-BEAST!
BEN hits the GROUND - HARD.
BEN (CONTD)
Aright. Your turn stretch!
REED nods at this, Stretches HIS body out:
HE MOVES AROUND THE MOLE-BEASTS PUNCHES LIKE HE WAS DODGING
BULLETS -HE DODGES THE BLASTS OF HARVEY! -HE COMES FACE TO FACE with HARVEY! -HARVEY swings his energy cane at REED:
MOLE MAN
BACK OFF MISTER FANTASTIC, I WONT
LET YOU DEFEAT ME AGAIN!
REED lands a stiff punch to HARVEY, he begins to fall of the
beast, REED grabs him and begins to pull himself together!
BEN CLOBBERS the MOLOIDS!
SUE Pushes them back into the HOLE - JOHNNY FIRES A STRING OF
FIRE ALONG THE RIM HITTING THE MOLE-BEAST AND THE MOLOIDS:
MOLE MAN (CONTD)
STOP! STOP! YOURE KILLING MY
BABIES!
SUE STANDS, still in Her body gradually growing translucent
Veins popping out, her body and face in distress, HER HANDS
RISING -A Very Large Force field begins rising the MOLE-BEAST! It
begins to kick and scream like an overgrown baby, panicking,
the Force Field drops.

27.

SUE
(to REED)
I CANT HOLD IT MUCH LONGER!
BEN
(OVER COMM)
Dont worry Susie, I got it!
BEN Appears under it, holding it up along with SUEs force
field.
REED
Drop it back down the HOLE! JOHNNY
HEAT UP A BIG ONE TO KEEP IT DOWN!
BEN and SUE Move the MOLE-BEAST Back to its hole. BEN Throws
it right in, SUEs force field drops, it FALLS FAST!
JOHNNY SPEEDS TOWARDS THE CREATURE, A FIREBALL CHARGED UP, HE
LAUNCHES IT AT THE MOLE-BEAST! It disappears in the hole!
The FANTASTICAR lands, JOHNNY lands and Flames off. BEN
approaches the group. The team step together, they move in
their hands for a Team shake.
REED escorts HARVEY to the police.
REED (CONTD)
Officers.
OFFICER
HEY, Captain Fantastic, whos gonna
Fix this?
REED
Send me the bill. And Its MR.
FANTASTIC.
A CROWD of reporters encircle the scene.
REED (CONTD)
Johnny.
JOHNNY
On it.
He steps to the reporters. IN THE BACKGROUND BEN Standing,
KIDs Sneaking up behind him.
JOHNNY (CONTD)
Fellow New Yorkers, direct all your
questions to me!
JOHNNY eyes a very beautiful reporter, he points at her:

28.

JOHNNY (CONTD)
First, you can direct me your phone
number.
The Beautiful reporter starts jotting down her Number. (B.G.
THE KIDS Stick a SIGN on BENs BACK:)
REPORTER #1
Johnny, how did you lead the team
during such a giant menace.
JOHNNY
Well I wouldnt call myself the
leader, were more like the Beastie
Boys, everyone contributes. But
this one about distraction and
Attack.
(B.G. REEDs ARM stretches around grabbing the SIGN off BENs
Back, BEN grabs it. Sees KIDS running:)
REPORTER #2
Whos going to pay for all this
Damage?
JOHNNY
First off, were volunteers like
your local fire department. But
because we know New York cant pay
it all, well probably donate from
out Future Foundation fund. Thank
you thats all for now.
JOHNNY steps up to the Female Reporter, she hands him her
number, he shoots her a cute wink. You can just see her heart
melt. (B.G. BEN chasing down the kids:)
BEN
(In BACKGROUND)
COME HERE YA LITTLE JERKS!
TIME CUT:
JOHNNY, REED, SUE, and BEN enter the FANTASTICAR, as they
buckle up:
REED
What was that all about?
JOHNNY
Hey you gotta give the public what
it wants. And it wants Superheroes
who care.

29.

BEN
Lousy kids. No Manners.
SUE
Kids will be kids. Let them be.
BEN grumbles.
THE FANTASTICAR RISES UP AND SHOOTS OFF!
FADE TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - DARK ROOM - CONTINUOUS
SECURITY CAMERA: THE IMAGE OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR IS FUZZY,
THERE ARE DOZENS OF MONITORS AS THE CAMERA PULLS OUT.
DOCTOR DOOM sits on a thrown, cloaked on Darkness, next to
him stands a woman, beautiful and cold in demeanor, LUCIA VON
BARDAS, late 30s.
LUCIA
Do you think they are ready,
Master?
DOOM
We shall see. We must get a much
closer look at this situation.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 31/TEAM ROOM - DAY
An Ultra-modern lecture hall, a large Holograph board in the
background. REED stands next to the board, SUE next to him,
JOHNNY and BEN sitting in chairs watching them.
REED
Ive been going over the incident.
The whole scenario. Ive been
tracking energy signatures, then...
I was contacted by Nick Fury, he
wanted us to do covert operations.
BEN
What did you say?
JOHNNY
CMon tell me you took the job!

30.

REED
No, I didnt. Were not spies, we
have no business in espionage.
REED flings something to the screen, ENERGY signatures
centered around LATVERIA.
REED (CONTD)
I thought that until, I found this.
What turned us into us, it appeared
briefly in Latveria, Eight years
ago.
BEN
Whats this gotta do wit Fury?
REED
He wanted us to try and discover
the Identity of The recent
Latverian King. Their sources
havent been able to identify a
name.
BEN kicks his feet up, relaxes:
BEN
Tell Fury Bout this new thing
called the phonebook.
JOHNNY
Itd be the internet.
BEN
Its a joke.
SUE
This isnt a joking matter. It
could lead to an international
incident. We could be at war with a
Country fifty times more developed
than any other nation, and a
population the size of Japan.
REED
Im not focused on Furys request
but since there are definite
overlying interest we are going to
do what we can to help.
REED tosses passports to the TEAM.
REED (CONTD)
Ive called and were officially
accepting the mission.

31.

JOHNNY
SA-WEEET!
BEN
We gettin paid ta be Furys Superpowered militia now?
REED
Were not a militia Ben. Were
doing anything upset treaties.
Were going to see what we can
about the area, Sue will check
what she can to see if she can
a name. Nothing else.

not
find
out
pull

BEN
Listen here stretch, I dont like
no one spitting on my Cupcake and
callin it cream. We shouldnt be
doin this at all!
REED
It might be the only way to a cure.
For you!
BEN
Id rather stay like this then let
my friend sell his soul.
BEN (CONTD)
I aint sure bout this Stretch.
Were fine for the most part.
REED
Ben, this is a real chance were
getting here. A chance to know what
kind of energy we were hit by! It
gives me a better understanding of
what I need to change us back. I
can make you Human again.
BEN
I trust you Reed, I have faith
youll change me back, but not like
this.
REED
I already said yes.
BEN
You make the choices for the whole
team now?

32.

REED
Dont say that.
BEN
You made a choice that affected all
of us!
REED
I made the choice I had to-- to
help us! I need to fix this!
BEN
YOU CAN FIX IT IF YOU ACTUALLY
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
REED
HOW CAN I AFTER WHAT HAPPENED!?
BEN
Ive believed in you fer years. I
guess I was stupid fer it. You know
a guy as smart as you I never once
thought you ta be pretty stupid
when it comes to how a team works.
BEN tosses his passport back to REED.
REED
Ben please.
BEN
I left the Air Force cause I
didnt want to start a war. Now
youre askin me to start one. I
aint doin it.
BEN exits.
JOHNNY
Leave em. The Fantasticar will be
lighter with just us!
REED stands for a bit, his head hangs.
JOHNNY (CONTD)
How are we supposed too get in? A
foreign country with a leader who
wishes to remain anonymous.

33.

SUE
SHIELD has granted us a temporary
strip of Diplomatic Immunity, For
the duration of the mission, in
Latveria we will be seen as
diplomatic scientist.
REED
Were leaving in the morning.
CUT TO:
EXT. YANCY STREET, MANHATTAN - NIGHT
BEN wrapped in a trench coat and fedora walks by himself
along YANCY STREET. He turns his head at the damage from the
earlier attack. He steps into an old apartment building.
CUT TO:
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING - CONTINUOUS
BEN steps very carefully up the stairs, its almost a chore
for him. He holds the arm rail in one hand and holds his
other hand against the wall.
BEN
Ah Jeez. Why didnt they make these
things Rock-proof.
He slowly makes it to the top floor. Eases his way through
the hallway till he reaches APARTMENT 616 He lightly knocks
on the door. A beautiful female voice answers back:
ALICIA
Who is it?
BEN
Its Uhh. Me.
ALICIA
Ben?
BEN
Yeah.
The Door opens, BEN enters, ALICIA reaches upwards, BEN steps
into her arms. HE removes his sunglasses, he looks close at
ALICIA, her dead eyes glow with a sense of happiness. She
gives him a peck.

34.

ALICIA
Ive missed you.
BEN
Ive missed you too.
The door shuts.
CUT TO:
EXT. NEW YORK - SKYLINE - NIGHT
JOHNNY flies through the air, Full torch mode. His hand is
flesh, his ear is un-flamed as well, flying:
JOHNNY
Hey its just good press. Yes I
know we gotta keep it on the down
low. Well who wouldnt want to know
that A superhero is dating a youknow-what!
JOHNNY lands on top of a APARTMENT ledge.
JOHNNY (CONTD)
What am I wearing? Come outside and
see.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - NIGHT
REED stands in the lab, coated up and looking at holograph
screens of BEN. Different dimensions from outer layer, to Xrays of: Muscle and Skeletal layers. The Muscles are all
layered with tiny rock around them, and the Bones look like
pure stone.
REED
Out of all of us why was it you.
SUEs invisibility starts to fade, she stands behind REED. He
stares at the screen.
SUE
(Loud)
REED RICHARDS!
REED Jumps his body stretching in several insanely creative
ways!

35.

REED
SUE! Christ you could have scared
me half to death!
SUE
We leave in six hours. You need
rest.
REED
I cant. I made a promise and-SUE
(Cuts REED Off)
And youre doing your best live up
to it. Ben said it himself, he
trusts you.
REED
Im the one who doesnt trust me.
Six months, a year ago, Id have
never taken Furys job.
SUE
And six months ago youd never
would have been offered it. What
were doing is just learning. Its
not dangerous. Its not criminal.
Were going there to learn.
REED
We shouldnt be going..
SUE
Maybe were not the Avengers, but
we can do just as much as everyone
else.
SUE approaches REED, takes him into her arms. His head lays
against his shoulder.
REED
I just want to fix my friends.
SUE
We will.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Doctor Richards, a list of names of
theoretical physicist have been
completed.
A hologram comes up, A list of names, as HERBIE reads it off,
the image of the person appears on the screen:

36.

H.E.R.B.I.E. (CONTD)
Doctors: Gustav Hauptmann, Gert
Hauptmann, Fydor Gittrlsohn, Otto
Kronsteig, and Victor Von Doom.
Over the image of DOOMs human form a banner reading
MISSING/DECEASED REED hangs his head.
REED
This job just gets easier.
CUT TO:
INT. ALICIA MASTERS APARTMENT - NIGHT
BEN sits on a couch, ALICIA next to him. His arms rest
comfortable around her.
ALICIA
Whats bothering you?
BEN
Nuttin, Why ya ask?
ALICIA
I can tell something is eating you
inside. You didnt come over to
listen to the radio with me. What
is it?
BEN
How could ya tell.
ALICIA
Im blind, which means my listening
skills are like superhuman.
BEN laughs at the accusation of her powers.
BEN
Just friend troubles.
ALICIA
Another failed attempt?
BEN
Nah, worse. He wants to leave the
country and I dont think this idea
is so good. He says its too learn
bout our incident but I dont know
if thats entirely what he wants.

37.

ALICIA
Reed has been your best friend
since childhood. Hes only ever let
anything happen to you once, and if
you ask me it was a good thing.
BEN
How could me being a seven foot
tall six hundred pound rock-monster
be a good thing!?
ALICIA
We met. And youre not a rockmonster. Youre a chiseled good
looking man, literally made out of
stone. Youre kind, you dont look
at me with pity or prejudice. And I
love you for it, all of it! Youre
a good man Ben Grimm and Reed would
never make you go anywhere you
already didnt want to go.
BEN
Maybe youre right, but we cant go
to Latveria. Somethin bads gonna
happen and I know it.
ALICIA
Tell him. Hell listen.
BEN
I really hope so darlin. I really
hope so.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 30/REED & SUES BEDROOM - NIGHT
A darken room, a Hovering bed, SUE lies sleeping peacefully.
REED sits in the bed, shrouded in darkness. He holds a
picture: The Four of them huddled together looking at the
camera, wearing space suits behind them the shuttle. REED
studies this image.
REED turns and watches SUE sleeping.
FADE TO:

38.

EXT. BAXTER BUILDING - ROOF - DAY


The roof of the Baxter building opens up, The FANTASTICAR
rises up -CUT TO:
INT. ALICIA MASTERS APARTMENT - BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
BEN stares out the window, watching the FANTASTICAR flying
off!
BEN
God speed.
CUT TO:
EXT. CASTLE DOOM - DAY
The former Castle Fortunov, now hyper-technologically
advanced. If it was once the stage of a Universal horror
movie, its now the stage of a full blown sci-fi movie! On
the Towers the shield of DOOM (A GOLD D with a GREEN DRAGON
wrapped around it)
FADE IN:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - GREAT HALL - CONTINUOUS
DOCTOR DOOM, wearing a sleeker suit of armor much more form
fitting and much more compact compared to the Bulky Iron Man
like Armor years ago. Still designating a Green/Silver Color
scheme. The Chest plate being predominately green. To compare
this to Iron Mans suit would be a bad joke, this is
infinitely more advanced. This is the DOCTOR DOOM we know.
LUCIA approaches DOOM.
DOOM
What news do you bring?
LUCIA
The Americans are Four hundred
miles away from the border.
DOOM
Great them. Take them to the site.
You know what to do.

39.

LUCIA
Yes Master.
SCREEN WIPE:
EXT. AMERICAN EMBASSY - DOOMSTADT, LATVERIA - DAY
The FANTASTICAR lowers, LUCIA stands outside the embassy.
TIME CUT:
REED assists SUE as she steps JOHNNY Flies down to the
ground.
LUCIA steps up to the FANTASTICAR she lightly rubs it, steps
away.
LUCIA
(Extending Hand, Shakes)
Doctor Richards, Doctor Richards,
Mister Storm its a pleasure to
meet you. The Good Doctor has sent
me to greet you.
REED
Thank you for the greetings. And
Thank you for the access to the
area.
LUCIA
Latveria is a country the worships
science. Its every discovery is a
sign from god to us. Your work is
highly anticipated.
REED
Well try not to be a disturbance.
SUE
I was hoping we could have a moment
to meet The Good Doctor, maybe tour
the castle.
LUCIA
Im afraid that would be impossible
at the moment. His work keeps him
occupied, he has sent me for
anything you need.
CUT TO:

40.

EXT. LATVERIA VAN DAMME WOODS - DAY


The GROUP walks around the river banks. REED holding some
kind of instrument with a miniature dish attached, its a
GEIGER COUNTER re-calibrated to track the Cosmic radiation.
It ticks constantly.
LUCIA walks along with SUE as she takes soil samples, JOHNNY
reads a magazine at the transport.
LUCIA
These woods were named after the
Good Doctors mother.
SUE
He sounds like a real humanitarian.
Soil shows weak signs of radiation.
REED
Im getting weak signals. The
radiation is still here, albeit
weak.
SUE
Can we get a molecular pattern from
it?
REED
Working on it.
REED steps into the WOODS, the GEIGER ticks stronger as he
gets deeper in.
It starts to go OFF radically. He sees something OFF SCREEN.
REED (CONTD)
(Taps Comm on Emblem)
Sue, My coordinates, Youll want to
see this.
PULL BACK: THE IMAGE OF REED GETS SMALLER, COLOR GETS
DISTORTED, NUMBERS -- A TIME STAMP. THE IMAGES COMING FROM A
SECURITY CAMERA.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - DARK ROOM - CONTINUOUS
DOOM sits, relaxed in his throne, watching the VIEW SCREEN
images of the VAN DAMME WOODS, seeing the three members of
the Fantastic Four searching, prying around the WOODS.

41.

C.U.: DOOMS EYES, FIERCE -- RAGED.


TIME CUT:
INT. VAN DAMME WOODS - DAY
SUE arrives, her eyes GLOW at the sight: A Beautiful Garden,
greenery as beautiful as a natural element.
SUE
What happened?
REED
The radiation, it enhanced the
properties. It made it... Perfect?
LUCIA
(O.S.)
Hardly perfect. But very beautiful.
LUCIA pulls on Latex gloves, she picks a beautiful red rose,
hands it to SUE.
LUCIA (CONTD)
For your samples. The Good Doctor
would insist.
SUE takes the Sample, putting it in a bag.
SUE
Thank you.
REED
(Tapping Comm)
Johnny, I need you to fly up and
Measure the distance starting our
coordinates.
CUT TO:
EXT. VAN DAMME WOODS - CONTINUOUS
JOHNNY in air, Holding a tablet-like instrument. On the
screen it has a series of cross hairs.
JOHNNY
How do you work this lousy thing?

42.

REED
(Over COMM)
Type in our coordinates, itll zoom
in, line up cross hairs, itll do
the rest.
JOHNNY taps the information, THE TABLET does as REED said it
would.
JOHNNY
Its reading a 500 Meter radius.
REED
(Over Comm)
OK. Switch it to monitoring
Radiation.
It switches, INFRARED monitoring. A strange Green wave
radiates.
JOHNNY
The portion around you guys is
caked in this stuff. Its gradually
spread out, but its still giving
off fresh radiation.
CUT TO:
INT. VAN DAMME WOODS - CONTINUOUS
SUE turns to REED.
SUE
How many sample packs did you
bring, because I need a sample of
everything. We have to figure out
how the radiation has affected
everything.
REED
Ill collect what I can.
REED stretches, his limbs move off screen -- He pulls himself
together holding a large case of sample trays.
REED (CONTD)
(Shifting in tone)
Head back to the Transport see if
you can get a hold of Ben.
SUE
Right.

43.

SUE exits the scene.


REED taps his Comm.
REED
Johnny get down here, glove up I
need you to help me gather Samples.
JOHNNY
Coming down.
A Beat.
JOHNNY drops down. REED tosses him a pair of latex gloves.
JOHNNY gloves up.
JOHNNY (CONTD)
Hey how much longer you figure
well be working? I might have to
call my lady.
REED
Youre dating? Good for you.
They begin collecting samples -CUT TO:
EXT. VAN DAMME WOODS - CONTINUOUS
SUE
the
out
the

reaches the transport, She fades out, (Still visible to


audience via a Light Shimmer outlining her). She Shades
a Force field around her, She shoot out, heading towards
CASTLE.
CUT TO:

EXT. CASTLE DOOM - DAY


SUE flies through the air, TURRETS rise, Aim at her She
pauses.
A BEAT. Sweat trickles down SUEs head.
The turrets lower. She lets out a sigh of relief and flies to
an OPEN Draw bridge.
The Shield of DOOM displayed grabs her attention.
CUT TO:

44.

INT. CASTLE DOOM - GREAT HALL - CONTINUOUS


SUE Lands in the CASTLE, The great Hall empty. She steps
around, looking at what she can. She approaches the throne.
She looks around it. Feeling the THRONE for any oddities.
A series of LOUD THUMPS echo, she turns, TWO ROBOTS march
through the halls, carrying energy rifles. She runs to them
lightly, watching them.
She follows them, the begin marching down a series of steps.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
SUE continues following the DOOMBOTS. Inside the Laboratory,
like everything else DOOM has, is light years ahead of any
other laboratory.
DOCTOR DOOM stands, working on a machine. The TWO DOOM BOTS
Stand still. TWO OTHER DOOM BOTS step behind SUE.
EXTREME CLOSE-UP: SUES EYES WIDEN.
DOOMBOT
MASTER. WE HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR
ORDERS.
SUE shoves energy fields, throwing the DOOMBOTS and runs for
the steps. SOMETHING STOPS HER. An invisible force, it forces
her to reappear. DOOM pulls her closer.
DOOM
Hello Susan. It has been a very
long time.
DOOM throws her inside a Large TUBE. It shuts on her, holding
her in a cell. SHE Takes notice of a LARGE MEGA-WEAPON.
DOOM continues working, she slams against the prison:
SUE
NO! It cant be!
DOOM
I apologize for reducing you to the
cliched title of Damsel in
distress, but it is a means to an
end.

45.

SUE
How the Hell are you alive?
DOOM
Ive always told you Susan. The
world will evolve so that only the
Strongest survive. I am the
strongest.
SUE
VICTOR you know what youve done?
DOOM
Ive liberated a country. Made
discoveries that are, to put it
simplest, Mind blowing. The Legacy
of DOOM is more than you or your
Fantastic Four fathom.
SUE
How did you escape?
DOOM
I evolved.
SUE Taps her COMM, DOOM continues to work:
SUE
REED. REED!
DOOM
They dont work here. Only what I
choose to work will.
SUE
Why are you doing this?
DOOM
You have invaded my home. Destroyed
my property and you DARE ask me
what or why DOOM takes action?
SUE
Victor, Speak to Reed. Talk with
us.
DOOM
Talking with your or Richards would
accomplish less than nothing. I
never did understand why I allowed
your inferior minds plague me.

46.

SUE
When Reed thought you died, it
killed him inside.
DOOM
Im sure his own personal funeral
was as therapeutic for him as my
rebirth was for me.
SUE
You have no idea what youve
brought upon yourself.
DOOM stands in front of her.
SUE (CONTD)
What does that do?
DOOM
If it works, itll be able to
destroy matter ranging 33.77 mi
SUE
Thats... Thats the size of
Manhattan!
DOOM
Of course.
SUE
You cant! Youd commit an act of
genocide. I cant let you do this.
DOOM
Obviously you couldnt. Youre a
Superhero and You will of course
tell your Husband. He Will tell
General Fury.
SUE
How?
DOOM
(Interrupting)
Dear Susan. Ive always kept you
and Richards in my thoughts. I
never have let you too far from my
reach.
DOOM taps a button.
CUT TO:

47.

INT. VAN DAMME WOODS - DAY


LUCIAs eyes light up.
LUCIA
(In DOOMs voice)
Doctor Richards. Your presence is
no Longer welcome here. Leave my
country at once.
REEDs ear perks up.
REED
That voice.
REED studies the mouth of LUCIA.
LUCIA
(In her OWN voice)
It is time you go.
REED
Where is Sue?
LUCIA
Taken care of. She will be returned
to your Baxter Building unharmed.
REED increases size, a scare tactic.
REED
TELL ME WHERE SHE IS!
JOHNNY Flies over, holding REED off.
LUCIA
You have the promise of my master.
VICTOR VON DOOM.
REEDs eyes go wide.
LUCIA (CONTD)
If you refuse to leave my Master
will take action.
REED
Fine. But if a hair on her head is
touched, so help me God.
REED and JOHNNY enter the Transport.
CUT TO:

48.

INT. CASTLE DOOM - LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS


DOOM stands in the Laboratory. SUE stares at him with scorn
and furious eyes.
SUE
You think you can bully them?
DOOM
No. I know.
DOOM steps to a computer console, he begins typing.
SUE
Victor. Let us help you.
DOOM
I need no help.
SUE
Why the armor?
DOOM
Why blue spandex?
SUE
These suits are made of unstable
molecules.
DOOM
Hmph. Richards finally finished
that little pet project?
SUE gives an offended stare at DOOM, he ignores it.
SUE
When are you letting me go?
THE WALLS of the ROOM TURN TO VIEW SCREENS!
DOOM
Please. Watch.
The FANTASTICAR takes off.
SUE
What made you a Monster?
DOOM Steps coldly towards SUE:
DOOM
Monster? Monsters are self serving
beings, they live only to corrupt
their world.
(MORE)

49.
DOOM (CONT'D)
To feed off the sympathy and
disease this world has to offer.
Everything Ive done in the span of
six months for this country has
revolutionized its economy. Ive
made this country the richest on
the planet, Life spans are
projected to be mid hundreds and
you call me a monster? What Monster
am I? Cthulu? Godzilla?

SUE
Youve damaged your best friend
beyond repair. Your death killed
ME!
DOOM
Yes, killed you so much you ran
into another mans arms.
SUE
So what is this? The rants of a
broken heart?
DOOM
This is DOCTOR DOOM preparing to
save the world.
DOOM pulls a lever -- SUE DISAPPEARS!
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - ROOF - NIGHT
SUE appears out of pure energy. Just as She appears -- THE
FANTASTICAR landing.
REED stretches out, lands and hugs SUE.
REED
SUE!
SUE
Reed. I know who the Doctor is...
JOHNNY
WHO?
SUE
Its Victor Von Doom!

50.

REED
WHAT? How is that possible?
FADE IN:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 31/TEAM ROOM - CONTINUOUS
REED, SUE, and JOHNNY watching old lab footage. The image is
years old. A large field opening up and sucking in -- VICTOR
VON DOOM, hes pulled in, the FIELD ERUPTS!
REED
He did it. He survived the Negative
Zone.
SUE
This disproves so many of our
theories. We always thought that
living matter would be completely
reversed in the Negative Zone.
REED takes the information in as he stares at his hands.
REED
It did. HERBIE, the energy
signature from the Station, what
was the match.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Baxter experiment 0751962.
REED nods his head.
REED
The N-Zone experiment.
BEN
(O.S.)
HOW THE HECK DID THAT HAPPEN?
BEN enters, REED greats them.
REED
Im sorry BEN.
BEN
Leave the sorrys fer later
stretch. Ol Doomy is alive?
REED
It looks that way.

51.

BEN
Well, Aint that peachy.
REED
Weve got to tell Fury.
SUE
NO! Thats what DOOM wants.
REED
Its the only move we got. We have
too.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
DOOM watches the conversation on the viewing screen.
REED
We need to bate him.
SUE
Hes too far ahead of this.
BEN
Doesnt sound like we gotta choice
Susie.
JOHNNY
Wait were gonna meet the head of
S.H.I.E.L.D?
SUE
I dont like this Reed.
REED
Well figure a plan out.
LUCIA enters the room.
LUCIA
It seems as though your plan is 12
minutes behind schedule.
DOOM
Then I suggest you reset your watch
Lucia, DOCTOR DOOM does not make
mistakes.
CUT TO:

52.

EXT. HELLICARRIER - LANDING STRIP - DAY


THE FANTASTICAR flies over the LANDING STRIP. It lands,
MAGNETIC LOCKS seal the car to the surface. The FANTASTIC
FOUR exit the FANTASTICAR, FURY stands calm.
FURY
Welcome back.
REED
We need to talk.
They enter the Hellicarrier.
A small object detaches from the FANTASTICAR. A spidery
object runs and slides down a crack.
CUT TO:
INT. HELLICARRIER - CONTROL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
FURY leads REED into the control room.
REED
General We have the name of the
Monarch of Latveria. Its Victor
Von Doom.
FURY
Is that supposed to be special.
SUE
The things hes capable off is
beyond our comprehension. Which is
a mile above yours.
FURY
Tread carefully.
CUT TO:
INT. HELLICARRIER - VENT SYSTEM - CONTINUOUS
The spiderbot runs through. Metallic tapping echoes. It drops
out of the vent on a thin wire.

53.

INT. HELLICARRIER - DATA ROOM - CONTINUOUS


A large room of DATA Banks. Collecting information. The
Spider Taps into the top of one of these data banks, it glows
green as it connects to the computer system.
CUT TO:
INT. HELLICARRIER - CONTROL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
REED
General, his I.Q. Was listed beyond
the echelon of 200. He just might
be smarter than anyone in this
solar system. At five he built a
miniature power plant.
FURY
Then what kept him from being
tracked by S.H.I.E.L.D.?
REED
Hes always been able to hide off
Grid. Hell for the last six years
he hid as the monarch of the
richest country in the world. He
hid in plain site and your people
couldnt figure it out.
FURY
So what turned him into the super
scary mad scientist? You stop him
from raising the dead?
REED
He... What made us different. He
was hit buy it. Worse for years he
lived in it.
That catches Furys attention.
FURY
Youre telling me he has something
like what you have?
SUE
All of that and worse. Hes got a
weapon that could obliterate
Manhattan.
FURY
Id say that gives us a strong
connection to the problem.

54.

DOOM appears on the SCREEN of the HELLICARRIER.


DOOM
Id say a loose connection at best
General. Speaking modestly I am
much more advanced than you, or
Richards and his freaks.
FURY
(Dry)
Youve got me quaking in my boots.
DOOM
Id expect a comment of that tone
from someone who works deep in the
shadows after a very public
humiliation.
FURY
Sometimes you have to die in the
light too live in the dark.
DOOM
Well even the things that hide in
the dark will be found by death.
REED
Victor. What are you doing?
DOOM
I believe villains call it a
Monologue.
A LARGE BLAST TAKES A CHUNK OF THE HULL. AIR WHOOSHES IN
MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR - A HORDE OF DOOMBOTS ENTER.
DOOM (CONTD)
Very nice chatting with you again
Richards. But we both know this
wont be over.
DOOMs image cuts. DOOMBOTS ATTACK, A FULL ON FIGHT:
BEN starts slamming against them, JOHNNY readies to FLAME ON:
An energy SHOT Hits JOHNNY sending him back!
JOHNNY GROANS -- FLAMES ON! Another Blast rocks him, Flames
disperse! He Stands:
JOHNNY
FLAME ON!

55.

NOTHING. He looks around, still Man, not Torch -- A DOOMBOT


Runs at him, He dodges -- He runs -He Slams into a DOOMBOT, kicking and punching it at
connective Joints:
JOHNNY (CONTD)
Give me a hand! I cant Fire up!
BEN grabs a DOOMBOT, twenty more enter. JOHNNY raises the
ENERGY RIFLE, fires on DOOMBOTS ENTERING through the hole.
REED
Everyone watch their Blasts, they
might not kill but theyll disable
our powers!
BEN
Except Oh course The Ever lovin
blue-eyed THING!
FURY evacuates I.T. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents. He PULLS his SIDEARM and fires on DOOMBOTS as JOHNNY Does.
BEN grabs a DOOMBOT smashing it by its head. He kicks one
out of the WINDOW it hits another DOOMBOT attempting to
enter!
SUE uses Force Fields to crush DOOMBOTS, She gets encircled
by DOOMBOTS, she shades out -- THE DOOMBOTS shoot each other
to pieces
REED Stretches across the CONTROL ROOM and PULLING a DOOMBOT,
A RUBBERY KNEE Wraps around the spine of it, ripping it and
its metallic head off!
BEN delivers a hard SOUTHPAW slam to a DOOMBOT, He moves to
the HOLE, SMASHING DOOMBOTS as they ENTER!
FURY
HILL GET THE DAMN HOLE PATCHED UP!
SUE removes herself from their site, Crushes them with force
fields. REED stretches his body around the DOOMBOTS, CRUSHING
THEM!
REED
SUE, SEAL THE HOLE!
A FORCE FIELD COVERS THE HULL.
JOHNNY throws a punch, His fist erupts in flames!

56.

JOHNNY
Oh yeah. Im BACK! FLAME ON!
JOHNNY IGNITES, THE HUMAN TORCH is livid with Energy, he
tosses fireballs left and right, taking down DOOMBOT after
DOOMBOT!
TEN DOOMBOTS pile over JOHNNY, BEN Pulls them OFF!
SUE crushes more DOOMBOTS, REED WRAPS around one, He pulls
off the top of the skull, he RE-PROGRAMS it. It Begins
malfunctioning Firing off Energy shots!
BEN
Ill clobber the lot of YA!
FURY CONTINUES TO FIRE on the DOOMBOTS. Taking out a member
of a FINAL FIVE DOOMBOTS.
A crowd of FOUR DOOMBOTS remain.
The FANTASTIC FOUR smash them in unison: BEN SLAMMING DOWN
ONTO HIS, JOHNNY BLASTING IT APART WITH FIRE, SUE RIPPING IT
A PART WITH FORCE FIELDS, and REED CRUSHING IT BY WRAPPING
AROUND IT!
Peace stands, the setting now CALM.
FURY
Why isnt People are addicting to
wrecking these things up?
REED
Now you see what were talking
about.
FURY
I see that some nut in a cape has
just declared War on SHIELD.
REED
No, he probably could have killed
us. Its like hes testing us.
FURY
Never did like tests.
TIME CUT:
HILL approaches Fury.
HILL
Sir, we found this on top of our
Data banks.

57.

She presents the SPIDERBOT. JOHNNY takes note of her.


HILL (CONTD)
Theres no telling what he got a
hold of.
FURY
Our files. Probably knows more now
then we ever could imagine.
REED
Maybe. But this gives us a first
good chance figuring out his
motive.
FURY
How so?
REED
We have his technology. We just
need an opportunity to dissect it.
JOHNNY and HILL step aside.
JOHNNY
You know, I havent seen a woman
half as Beautiful as you in a
really long time.
HILL
(Playfully)
Save it, I dont flirt with
spontaneous combustion.
CUT TO:
EXT. HELLICARRIER - LANDING STRIP - DAY
JOHNNY sits on the edge, gazing out into the sun.
MARIA HILL steps next to him. He pats the ground next to him,
she sits.
HILL
Hows it going?
JOHNNY
Well it isnt every day you get
attacked by killer robots in front
of your girlfriend.
HILL
Uck. Labels.

58.

JOHNNY
Whats wrong with Labels?
HILL
They feel too certain. But I
suppose Id be willing to forgo the
label rule if we went out on a
date.
JOHNNY
OK. How about any place without
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents overlooking us.
HILL
Im not sure a place like that
exists.
JOHNNY
Well... It could be worse. Fury
could be watching us now.
HILL
He probably is.
JOHNNY
What about Down-Low?
HILL
Eh. Espionage is all Down-low, Id
like something that doesnt have to
be so Down-low for once.
JOHNNY leans in for a kiss. HILL pulls back.
HILL (CONTD)
You gotta Buy me dinner before we
go that far.
JOHNNY
Maybe after all this Supervillain
stuff is over with we can get a
proper date out.
The two chuckle.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - DAY
REED stands in his laboratory.

59.

REED
HERBIE I need all notes, archive
footage, everything that you can
get me on the N-Zone incident.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Anything else?
REED
Everything on Victor Von Doom.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 29/GYMNASIUM - DAY
BEN and JOHNNY play basketball, trading dribbles and shots:
JOHNNY
Hey BEN can I ask you about
something?
BEN
Sure Squirt. Axe away.
JOHNNY
Ive been Datin somebody for a
while now. Shes not really a
person who likes Labels but she
also Doesnt want to keep it on the
down-low anymore.
BEN
Guess it means shes ready ta see
what youre about.
JOHNNY
Cool-Cool.
BEN
Cant tell ya much else kid.
JOHNNY
What if her line of work was
dangerous, you know, like ours.
BEN
This aint no normal broad is it?
JOHNNY
No... Not exactly.
BEN
Who is it?

60.

JOHNNY
Uhh... You know that chick Hangin
out with Fury?
BEN
Yeah, Uh what wasser name again?
JOHNNY
Maria Hill.
BEN
Thats your DAME? JESUS KID! Guess
you do got taste.
JOHNNY
Come on man. I could use help here.
BEN
I dont know what to tell ya I
never dated a spy before.
JOHNNY Steals the ball from BEN:
JOHNNY
JOHNNY FOR THREE!
Throws the BALL - NOTHING BUT NET!
JOHNNY (CONTD)
Swish.
BEN
Rematch.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - HOURS LATER
REED watches Video
through the Video,
is handsome on the
DOOM. Working with

archives, full 3D Mode, REED is walking


watching VICTOR PRE-ACCIDENT, this VICTOR
level of GREEK GODS. SUE stands next to
him.

ARCHIVE VICTOR
Video 204. Doctors Richards, Storm,
and I have stabilized the vortex.
Now the only problem we face is
getting the NEGATIVE ZONE
functional.
SUE and VICTOR share a moment. She holds his hand.
REED, from the ARCHIVE FOOTAGE approaches VICTOR.

61.

ARCHIVE REED
Maybe we can reconvert your Hadron
Collider we can use it as a window
for the NEGATIVE ZONE.
ARCHIVE VICTOR
If we can find the NEGATIVE ZONE
maybe we can find other plains of
existence.
ARCHIVE REED
Oh yes your quest for Heaven and
Hell.
The comment catches VICTOR all wrong.
ARCHIVE VICTOR
Richards, do you understand the
implications of finding other
dimensions? We might be able to
answer everything.
REED watches.
REED
HERBIE bring up the INCIDENT.
THE Environment change. Now were out in the CALIFORNIA
DESERT. MILITARY GROUPS all around, Like GENERAL ROSS. VICTOR
stands clad in what looks eerily similar to the FANTASTIC
FOUR Uniforms without the logo.
VICTOR Puts on a full face helmet, SUE ASSISTS HIM. They
share a Kiss.
ARCHIVE SUE
Good luck sweety.
ARCHIVE VICTOR
(Mouths)
Thank you.
(to Audience)
We will attempt to open the Portal
to another plain of existence. What
we are aiming for is simply a
window.
ARCHIVE REED
Alright, VICTOR, ready when you
are.
VICTOR puts on thick metal lined gloves.

62.

ARCHIVE VICTOR
These gloves will allow me to
enhance the window to a comfortable
view. The helmet will protect what
Beauty I have.
The company gives a small chuckle.
ARCHIVE VICTOR (CONTD)
Doctor Richards, activate the
cosmic window.
REED
Fast forward too when it went out
of control.
Everything moves in Hyper-speed UNTIL, WIND is being pulled
into the COSMIC WINDOW.
PEOPLE SCREAM.
VICTOR is being pulled into the COSMIC WINDOW.
ARCHIVE VICTOR
(SHOUTING)
REED DEACTIVATE THE WINDOW!
ARCHIVE REED
(SHOUTING)
HANG ON VICTOR!
ARCHIVE SUE
(SCREAMS)
VICTOR!
ARCHIVE REED bangs a formula into the computer.
ARCHIVE REED
(SHOUTING)
IT WONT TAKE THE SHUT OFF FORMULA!
(To himself)
CX29-SJ02-R002K. NO! WHY WONT IT
WORK!
ARCHIVE VICTOR
(SHOUTING)
REED HELP ME!
SUE REACHES FOR VICTOR!
ARCHIVE SUE
(SCREAMING)
VIIIIIIIIICTOOORRRRRRRR!

63.

VICTOR is pulled into the WINDOW, IT Implodes and explodes!


REED
Rewind.
It begins to Rewind. VICTOR HANDS ON THE COSMIC WINDOW -REED (CONTD)
FREEZE!
REED steps up to the VIDEO, he steps close to DOOM. He looks
at DOOM inside the window, FROZEN TERROR on his FACE. A wave
of ENERGY washed over him.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY/SUES OFFICE CONTINUOUS
SUE sits in an officious laboratory. Results comparing the
soil samples with Normal samples of the same Species.
SUE
HERBIE, compare DNA Samples from
the four of us, before and after
the transformations.
DNA SAMPLES shoot out on HOLOGRAM.
SUE (CONTD)
What do you see HERBIE?
H.E.R.B.I.E.
It looks like the radiation is
capable of enhancing certain
mutative properties sending into
hyperactivity.
SUE
What ever these traits we adopted
theyre because we were born with
Genes that could have activated
had conditions be right.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
What about reversing the GENE?
SUE
That wouldnt work. We would have
to completely remove the gene. But
that would be next to impossible.
(MORE)

64.
SUE (CONT'D)
It seems to have resistive
properties that protect us and our
powers.

SUE rolls from her desk, holds her head in her hands.
SUE (CONTD)
How could we reverse this.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Maybe youre not meant too...
SUE rises her head.
SUE
Thanks HERBIE.
REED enters.
REED
Sue, come here.
REED and SUE exit SUEs Lab and enter REEDs
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
REED and SUE stand.
REED
HERBIE bring up the Space station
Incident.
THE HOLOGRAM shows A Map of the SPACE STATION -- ENERGY
Waving over it, decimating the SPACE STATION.
REED (CONTD)
Show massive energy spikes on EARTH
and radiation matching the NEGATIVE
ZONE energy.
A MAP of EARTH pulsates ENERGY radiating from LATVERIA.
REED (CONTD)
I dont know how, but VICTOR was
able to open A Cosmic Window in
space. Negative Zone radiation
escaped and bombarded us.
SUE
Then the Radiation transformed our
genes.

65.

REED
Yeah.
SUE
It didnt transform all of our
genes. It targeted certain ones
that mutated us. Each of our powers
are different because we have
different genes that never properly
manifested. HERBIE!
On the HOLOGRAMS SUEs research pops up. It turns into an
active video, Showing the radiation transforming the Bodies.
SUE (CONTD)
With you, it completely transformed
your bones into a system of fluids.
With Me it gave my skin reflective
properties. I can bend light as we
perceive it, or I can Project my
surroundings around me. Possibly
both are how I turn invisible. And
so on and so forth.
REED
So how do we remove these genes?
SUE
I dont know there is a way. The
genes are protective of us almost
like theyre aware they need to
protect us for it to survive.
REED
How could it have affected Victor?
SUE
Without a new DNA Sample who knows.
Either way, well have to work
together and attack DOOM.
REED
How?
SUE
Well find away. You think hell
fire the weapon?
REED
If I know Victor... Hes not going
to fire the Machine at anyone but
us.

66.

SUE
Think we can Stop it?
REED
We can only hope.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LABORATORY - NIGHT
DOOM in his laboratory working at a computer. LUCIA stands
next to him.
DOOM
Its almost time. This world is in
need of heroes. Some threats can
not be fought alone.
LUCIA
Why these people master, what makes
them so special?
DOOM
Theyre foolish enough to die for
the cause I need them too.
DOOM steps to stairs, LUCIA follows:
LUCIA
You make it sound like a threat not
even you can defeat.
DOOM
Tread carefully. This is all the
master plan of DOOM. Including
these fools.
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - ARMORY - CONTINUOUS
DOOM and LUCIA step into the ARMORY, walking along a catwalk.
Under them, scores of DOOMBOTS.
LUCIA
You intend to test them against
scores of your creations?
A Large MECHA-DOOMBOT stands forward.

67.

DOOM
Theyll need to be able to fight
all this and a Superior being to be
ready.
LUCIA
You intend to fight them your self?
DOOM
The world needs all of us at our
bests. I do not intend to allow
them to do any less.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 31/TEAM ROOM - HOURS LATER
The FANTASTIC FOUR assembled. REED and SUE stand before them.
BEN
Whats goin on here?
REED
The last time I made a choice that
involved the Team I betrayed all of
your trusts. I need to say I am
sorry.
SUE
Now, we all face a danger. Victor
is responsible for us being the way
we are. And now hes up to
something that we cant anticipate.
Were being challenged and we need
to Answer it.
REED
We need to decide what to do as a
team. We need to be all for one
choice together.
JOHNNY
What do you expect us to do? This
guy built killbots, and has god
knows what power.
BEN
Hes a living weapon.
BEN and JOHNNY exchange a nodding look.

68.

JOHNNY
Were all in! How often do we get
to save the world?
BEN
This is what we do!
JOHNNY and BEN stand. BEN grabs REED by the shoulder.
BEN (CONTD)
Were not just heroes, were
family.
JOHNNY
We do this as a team. Were The
Fantastic Four!
The FOUR unite their hands, they press down together four
time before raising them triumphantly.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 30/JOHNNYS BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
JOHNNY sits in his room, fully uniformed. A cell phone up to
his ear:
PHONE
(HILLS VOICE)
This is Marie Hill, If I havent
answered Im probably busy but
leave a message and Ill call ya
back.
JOHNNY
Hey Maria. Its me... Listen, Were
going to fight Doom. Were gonna
try to end this. So hopefully we
can meet when we get back. But -If something happens. I just wanted
to tell you, I know you dont like
labels, But for me... This is the
first time anything like this has
felt real and I just wanted to let
you know that means a lot to me.
Bye.
CUT TO:
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING - CONTINUOUS
BEN stands at ALICIAs door. He knocks on it.

69.

ALICIA
(Through door)
Who is it?
BEN
The ROCK.
The DOOR opens, Alicia hugs BEN.
ALICIA
Hey baby.
BEN
Hey.
ALICIA
You comin in?
BEN
Nah. I cant. Superhero stuff to
do. I just wanted a kiss for luck.
She gives BEN a KISS.
ALICIA
Trust me, youve got all the luck
youll ever need!
BEN cracks a smile. ALICIA grabs his face, feeling the smile.
BEN
Youre more help than you know.
ALICIA
Every super hero needs a little
support, especially the cute ones.
BEN gives her a peck on the cheek.
BEN
Ill see ya when I get back.
BEN puts his HAT back on -CUT TO:
EXT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 33/HANGER - CONTINUOUS
The FOUR enter the FANTASTICAR, buckling up:
REED
We need to work together.

70.

BEN
Any ideas?
SUE
No matter what we have to destroy
the machine.
BEN
How the heck would we know what it
looks like?
SUE
Youll know.
BEN
My only idea is yous distract Vic
and take down the machine.
REED
Bit simple isnt it?
BEN
Thats the beauty of the plan. Once
a plan gets too complicated thats
when things go wrong.
JOHNNY
Well thats just like... Your
opinion, man.
CUT TO:
EXT. BAXTER BUILDING - ROOF - CONTINUOUS
The ROOF opens, THE FANTASTICAR rises and BOOM! IT SHOOTS OFF
AT HIGH SPEED -CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - GREAT HALL - HOURS LATER
DOOM sits on the THRONE. LUCIA steps up too him.
LUCIA
Master, the FANTASTIC FOUR are
nearing LATVERIAN air space.
DOOM
Raise the Weapon. Activate the
shields over LATVERIA. Leave the
Castle open. Ready the DOOMBOTS.

71.

LUCIA
You dont wish to keep them out?
DOOM
I need to test them myself.
CUT TO:
EXT. LATVERIAN AIR SPACE - CONTINUOUS
The FANTASTICAR Approaches LATVERIA:
BEN
Sweet Aunt Petunia! This isnt
gonna be easy.
THE FANTASTICAR encircles LATVERIA, covered with a FORCE
FIELD, the TEAM see CASTLE DOOM littered with DOOMBOTS and
MECHA-DOOMBOTS, REED stretches his eyes out looking closer to
SEE DOOM standing next to the MACHINE on a MAIN TOWER the
highest point of this Hyper-tech castle:
REED
Looks like weve got a lot of
Distraction to go through.
BEN
That totally messes up our plan.
REED
Well you got a Plan B?
JOHNNY
Oh no...
BEN
Yeah I think I do. Youll want to
put it on AUTO PILOT, though.
SUE
You need a base?
BEN
Nah!
BEN leaps out of the FANTASTICAR!
JOHNNY
I gotta see this -- FLAME ON!
JOHNNY LIGHTS UP, FLIES OUT!

72.

REED
HERBIE take control. Keep it in one
piece.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Yes sir.
REED and SUE hold hands.
REED
Shall we?
SUE
We shall.
SUE and REED step off, covered in a force field, they fly
towards THE CASTLE.
CUT TO:
BEN -- FREE FALLING -- JOHNNY FLYING RIGHT BUY HIM!
JOHNNY
Hey, need aimed?
BEN
YEAH! TOWARDS THE MACHINE!
JOHNNY GRABS BEN, ANGLE HIM IN AN ARROW GUIDING HIM TOWARDS
THE MACHINE, HE LETS GO!
CUT TO:
EXT. CASTLE DOOM - CONTINUOUS
DOOM stands on the HIGH TOWER. BEN racing towards him, DOOM
raises his hand!
C.U. BEN - HE SHOOTS AN OH NO! LOOK
BEN
AH SHI-BEN is caught in an INVISIBLE FORCE. DOOM throws him off!
BEN flies towards the water!
DOOM
(Shouting)
IS THAT ALL YOU HAVE RICHARDS?

73.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Land in the LOWER BAILEY of the CASTLE.


LARGE and NORMAL sized DOOMBOTS surround them. DOOM stares
down at them.
DOOM (CONTD)
Is this how we go about this? You
all die with I staring down at you?
REED
We havent even gotten started!
DOOMBOTS move in closer, REED and SUE exchange a glance. REED
and JOHNNY duck, SHE SHOOTS OUT A FORCE FIELD -THE DOOMBOTS CATCH IT! FORCING THE FIELD BACK AT HER!
MINITURE NANOMITES shimmer -- NANOTECHNOLOGY.
SUE GRUNTS TO HOLD THEM -- REED leaps into a ball hitting the
DOOMBOTS hard, bouncing off them. DOOMBOTS charge up,
ELECTRIFYING!
JOHNNY takes to the skies, SHOOTING FIRE at the DOOMBOTS,
DOOMBOTS react via THROWING ICE BEAMS AT JOHNNY -- DODGING IT
IN THE AIR:
DOOM
Even one such as myself needs to
upgrade their technology.
SUE switches the FORCE FIELDs from out, to Over her -- She
leaps into action in Fist fight with the DOOMBOTS! They twist
and contort dodging most of her punches and kicks --

JOHNNY makes a B-LINE for DOOM, The GIANT MECHA-DOOMBOT


smacks him away -- He recovers Mid-Air -- begins tossing
fireballs at the MECHA-DOOMBOT -REED Rolls under a DOOMBOT, kicking it, his body lined with a
FORCE FIELD -- He stretches in all directions, hitting
DOOMBOTS with his Head, Arms, Legs -- DOOMBOTS fire back
energy shots
SUE Launches herself up into a ball. SHE shoots through the
DOOMBOTS -The DOOMBOTS begin reconnecting, ATTACKING The Three of them!
CUT TO:

74.

EXT. CASTLE DOOM - LAKE SIDE - CONTINUOUS


The WATER is connected to a shore, A pile of Rocks reach a
good twelve feet, BEN lies halfway into the water and on
land. He pushes himself up.
BEN
Feels like Ive been hit by a
train.
BEN stands, dazed from the fall -- He looks up seeing the
lights from all the Blasts.
BEN (CONTD)
Oh boy... This is a problem.
BEN leaps up, His body Smashes against the Lower end of the
CASTLE wall. HE smashes his fist inside the walls. Climbing
up them! -CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LOWER BAILY - CONTINUOUS
THE DOOMBOTS rush the The TRIO -- BREAKING them off into
sections: REED stays, SUE dodges RIGHT, JOHNNY takes to the
skies:
JOHNNY: IN THE AIR, HE THROWS FIREBALLS! HEAT INTENSIFIES -HE THROWS HOTTER AND HOTTER FIREBALLS!
DOOM
FLAME OFF!
DOOM FIRES ENERGY BLASTS KNOCKING DOWN JOHNNY, HE FLAMES OFF - AN ENERGY FIELD HOLDS HIM DOWN!
REED: WRAPS HIS LIMBS AROUND DOOMBOTS TEARING THEIR HEADS
OFF!
DOOM FIRES ELECTRICITY INTO REED FRYING HIM!
SUE: FOCUSING HER FORCE FIELDS AROUND THE DOOMBOTS, SPLITTING
THEM IN HALF -- SHE REFOCUSES HER FORCE FIELDS AROUND THE
NANOMITES CRUSHING THEM!
DOOM Fires a WAVE of ENERGY hitting her, SHE SMACKS AGAINST
THE WALL -- KNOCKING HER TO THE GROUND, A FIELD OF ENERGY
PINS HER DOWN!
DOOM pulls REED to him close to him. REED to weak to fight
back.

75.

REED
Why?
DOOM
You know what your failure did too
me?
FADE TO:
EXT. CALIFORNIA DESERT - DAY - 9 YEARS AGO...
DOOM, handsome as we could expect, At the MACHINE.
HE THUMBS UP REED, SMILES. Smiles to SUE.
DOOM (V.O.)
Back when I called you Friend and
Brother! When your attempt to KILL
ME.
FLASH TO:
DOOM HOLDING ONTO THE COSMIC WINDOW SCREAMING!
THE GUST PULLS HIM IN -- IT CLOSES!
DOOM (V.O.)
I was trapped! Closed off from the
world I tried to improve.
FLASH TO:
INT. THE NEGATIVE ZONE - CONTINUOUS
DOOM (V.O.)
The NEGATIVE ZONE took me, it
ripped away my skin, My humanity!
DOOM falling to the ground, RADIATION burns his clothing off!
His BODY transforms -- His finger transforming into a POINT -His skin burning away -- His legs Bending and breaking into a
Metallic and GOAT LIKE -- HIS MUSCULAR SYSTEM TRANSFORMING
INTO METAL! His FACE Changing -- HIS NOSE -- HIS JAW -- HIS
LIPS -- CHEEKS ALL TURNING METAL!
DOOM (V.O.)
I was a MONSTER! YOUR MONSTER!

76.

HE Gets to his KNEES -- HE LETS OUT A BLOOD CURLING HOWL!


SMASH CUT:
BLACK.
DOOM (V.O.)
Have you ever existed in a sense of
nothing? To be in a dimension of
unbearable pain!
FADE TO:
INT. THE NEGATIVE ZONE - CONTINUOUS
DOOM wrapped in a green cloak, Scavenging.
DOOM (V.O.)
For three years I languished in
that Hell. A Monstrous FREAK!
Surviving the Hells of the NEGATIVE
ZONE. Everyday I worked, Trying to
FIND my way Out!
DOOM (V.O.)
Much of what I needed was ripped
into or duplicated by the NEGATIVE
ZONE. I scavenged and lived in HELL
and to rebuild my way home. I was
on my own personal Mecca.
DOOM puts together the MACHINE -- HE ACTIVATES THE MACHINE!
DOOM (V.O.)
And I had Finally found my way
Home!
THE MACHINE OPENS AND DOOM DISAPPEARS!
CUT TO:
INT. VAN DAMME WOODS - NIGHT
DOOM appears, GOAT LEGGED and in pain!
DOOM (V.O.)
I was back. But with what I had to
endure I was weak. But Kindness of
my people...

77.

CYNTHIA VERNARD and KRISTOFF grabbing him carrying!


FADE TO:
INT. VERNARDS CABIN - NIGHT
DOOM laying in a bed, A blanket over him, CYNTHIA feeding him
soup, KRISTOFF washing his body.
DOOM (V.O.)
From their Kindness I began a
crusade to rebuild myself.
TIME CUT:
INT. VERNARDS CABIN - HOURS LATER
DOOM reading BOOKS, mixing potions, the VERNARD Boy helping.
DOOM draws marks on the cabin. CYNTHIA holds him.
DOOM
What ever happens Im indebted to
your kindness. These will protect
you from anything should I...
CYNTHIA
We know who you are. Youre the
child of Werner, Youre the
Smartest man in the world. Youre
DOCTOR DOOM. You Will not Fail, You
will liberate US!
DOOM
Yes... I WILL.
DOOM (V.O.)
So I made the trek back into the
woods of my mothers birth and now
the place of my Rebirth!
CUT TO:
INT. VAN DAMME WOODS - NIGHT
DOOM, cloaked in GREEN, RAISING A SPELL!
DOOM (V.O.)
And it worked. My years in TIBET
had truly taught me the connections
of the UNIVERSE.

78.

A LARGE GREEN FLASH ERUPTS! A WHITE LIGHT TAKES THE SCREEN!


It fades out and DOOM Falls His BODY human -- He fights to
stand, and falls!
KRISTOFF helps him up!
DOOM (V.O.)
But the success of my rebirth paid
a price. But for the knowledge and
the power I gained, maybe it was
sufficient. And it Lead to a
Revolution!
CUT TO:
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LABORATORY - CONTINUOUS
DOOM standing next to the rebuilt COSMIC WINDOW -DOOM (V.O.)
I had initially left you and SUSAN
alone. I returned to my research,
but there was always that lingering
stench of stupidity. The stupidity
of those who saw you as the
superior scientist. And the coming
tides of DARKNESS. SO I knew I had
to save the world. Then the world
would know... DOOM is perfection.
DOOM turns the COSMIC WINDOW ON!
DOOM (V.O.)
But I still had one thing left to
do before I could.
INT. CASTLE DOOM - LOWER BAILY - NOW - CONTINUOUS
DOOM holds REED in a field.
DOOM
And from that, came you... The
FANTASTIC FOUR.
REED
You blame me, For everything?
DOOM
Would you like to see the effects
of your work?

79.

DOOM pulls aside the Mask, Revealing...


VICTOR VON DOOM, Handsome as he once was, DOOM tilts his
head, the light hits it and it shows: A Three INCH SCAR on
his RIGHT CHEEK.
DOOM (CONTD)
You almost beat me. My exile... It
nearly killed me. But instead It
unlocked all the secrets too me. I
became more because of it.
DOOM reseals his mask.
DOOM (CONTD)
I figured Mr. Fantastic and his
Freaks could have done so much
better. Guess I misplaced my faith
in your Abilities. -- TIME IS OVER!
BEN (O.S.)
Well... CONSIDER THIS OVERTIME!
DOOM TURNS -- BEN GRIMM STANDING, POWERFUL, HIS ARM REACHED
BACK:
BEN (CONTD)
YOU COULD SAY ITS CLOBBERIN
TIME!
BEN SLAMS HIS FIST INTO DOOM -- SENDING HIM DOWN INTO THE
LOWER BAILEY!
BEN grabs REED.
REED
DESTROY THE MACHINE!
BEN Begins hammering in the MACHINE, REED LEAPS OFF THE
TOWER, HE WRAPS HIMSELF AROUND JOHNNY AND SUE!
BEN KEEPS POUNDING -- REED HOLDS THEM CLOSE -- WIRES FLY,
METAL CRUNCHES -- A LAUGH ECHOES.
DOOM
Bait.
SIX MECHA-DOOMBOTS stand. A Group of SEVEN DOOMBOTS stand
with them
DOOM (CONTD)
KILL THEM!
THE MECHA-DOOM BOTS rush the FANTASTIC FOUR!

80.

BEN LEAPS DOWN, HE SLAMS HIS FIST INTO THE FIST OF A MECHADOOMBOT!
IT SLAMS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A METALLIC FIST! BEN KICKS IT
IN THE STOMACH! IT RESPONDS WITH A HEAD LOCK!
BEN SUPLEXS THE MACHINE, IT TWISTS AND FACES HIM! IT TACKLES
BEN, THE TWO STAND IN A POWER STRUGGLE!
JOHNNY and SUE GET UP, JOHNNY FLAMES ON - SUE Builds a FORCE
FIELD ARMOR!
JOHNNY LIGHTS UP THE DOOMBOTS, REED KNOCKS THEM DOWN! SUE
SHATTERS THEM WITH FORCE FIELDS!
SHE SLAMS INTO A MECHA-DOOMBOT, SHE GIVES IT BOTH FISTS!
JOHNNY HEATS UP, HIS FLAMES TURNING BLUE! HE SLAMS INTO A
MECHA-DOOMBOT!
REED SLIDES UP A MECHA-DOOMBOT, HE REWIRES IT -ANOTHER MECHA-DOOMBOT BEGINS SWATTING AT REED, THE TWO
MECHAS FIGHT EACH OTHER:
REEDs MECHA Delivers a strong LEFT HOOK, THE MECHA-DOOMBOT
RESPONDS WITH A BODY JAB FROM THE RIGHT -- REEDS HITS BACK
WITH A OVERHAND SLAM ON THE HEAD -- IT MOVES IN WITH AN
UPPERCUT -- IT RESPONDS WITH A BEAR HUG -- REEDS USES A
TACKLE, LEAPING OFF AT THE LAST MOMENT, THE TWO MECHADOOMBOTS BLOW UP ONCE THEY HIT THE WALL!
HIS HITS MELT THE METAL, HE FIRES A STREAM OF FIRE.
BEN CRUSHES THE HEAD IN OF A SECOND MECHA-DOOMBOT! HE RIPS IT
APART!
HE BASHES IN THE OTHER MECHA WITH A LEG!
BEN
HEY STRETCH! SLINGSHOT!
REED WRAPS AROUND TWO MECHA-DOOMBOTS, BEN PULLS HIMSELF
AGAINST REED, STRETCHING AS FAR AS HE CAN!
REED
GOOD LUCK!
BEN IS LAUNCHED -- HE SMASHES INTO THE MECHA-DOOMBOTS SUE AND
JOHNNY BATTLE!
THEYRE RIPPED APART BY THE FORCE ALONE!
DOOM STANDS.

81.

DOOM
SHALL WE?
SUE
We Shall.
FORCES COLLIDE. REED wraps around DOOM, the ARMOR sends a
current of ELECTRICITY -- REED DROPS!
JOHNNY SENDS A BLUE-HOT FIREBALL AT DOOM, HE WAVES THEM AWAY
SENDING THEM BACK AT JOHNNY -- KNOCKING HIM OFF BALANCE!
REPULSOR RAYS SEND DOOM IN THE AIR, HE SMACKS JOHNNY DOWN!
HE SENDS ENERGY BLASTS UPON THEM! THROWING BEN INTO REED!
SUE HOLDS AGAINST HIM!
SHE KNOCKS DOOM BACK WITH A FORCE FIELD!
HE FIRES AN ENERGY BEAM BACK SHE DODGES IT, BREAKS INTO A
ROLL -THROWS A FORCE FIELD OUT, PULLS IT INTO HER, IT KNOCKS DOOM!
HE CRASHES DOWN!
BEN tackles him! REED WRAPS HIS HANDS UP -JOHNNY THROWS A RED HOT FIREBALL, HITTING DOOM CENTRAL MASS -SUE FLIPS DOOM OVER!
DOOM Shoots out a ENERGY BEAM KNOCKING SUE DOWN!
REED runs up and SPINS OUT INTO A WIDE TAPESTRY OF MAN -WRAPS DOOM UP!
BEN SLAMS INTO HIM! SUE HOLDS FORCE FIELD HOLDING HIM IN
PLACE!
TOGETHER BEN AND SUE CRUSH DOOMS ARMOR.
REED DROPS DOOM - JOHNNY CATCHES HIS FACE WITH A FIREBALL!
BEN PUNCHES DOOM INTO A WALL!
DOOM Laughs.
DOOM
That your best?
DOOM hits BEN with TWO FISTS! BEN flies BACKWARDS!

82.

DOOM Pulls SUE to him, he kicks her in the chest!


BEN sprints into DOOM, he flips over BEN and THROWS him into
REED -- The force practically embedding them into the wall!
JOHNNY ZIPS TOWARDS DOOM -- DOOM grabs him by HIS LEFT ARM,
DISLOCATES IT!
SUE Throws a FORCE FIELD at him, HE redirects it at her,
SENDING her against the wall!
JOHNNY FLIES TOWARDS DOOM, FLINGING FIREBALLS WITH HIS GOOD
ARM!
SUE sends DOOM backwards! HE Lands!
DOOM (CONTD)
Very good. But Ive got more tricks
up my sleeve!
RAISING OUT OF THE CASTLE - HUNDREDS OF DOOMBOTS!
DOOM (CONTD)
Youre trespassing on LATVERIAN
SOIL.
THEY ALL POINT ENERGY WEAPONS AT THE FANTASTIC FOUR.
DOOM (CONTD)
This is where you have two choices.
DOOM stands upright, dusts himself off.
DOOM (CONTD)
Die, or leave LATVERIA.
BEN pulls himself from the wall, REED drops to the ground,
SUE picks him up, Carrying him. BEN Holds JOHNNY like a
child.
REED
Your machine, it was never
activated... Why?
DOOM
I chose not too...
REED
Why? Why did you do any of this?
DOOM
Dark days are coming. I needed to
know if youre ready...

83.

REED
For what?
DOOM
Youll see... Youll all see. Space
is so infinite. Youd be blind not
too see.
DOOM turns his back to them.
DOOM (CONTD)
Now leave, before I change my mind.
THE DOOMBOTS reascend back into the CASTLE, DOOM Enters the
CASTLE.
REED taps his COMM.
REED
HERBIE. Bring the car down. Were
going home.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR STAND.
The FANTASTICAR Lowers: The FOUR Enter.
IT

rises back up, FIRES OFF -CUT TO:

INT. CASTLE DOOM - GREAT HALL - CONTINUOUS


DOOM stands at the WINDOW, watching the FANTASTIC FOUR leave,
LUCIA approaches him.
DOOM
Something on your mind?
LUCIA
Why did you let them leave master?
DOOM
If I wished their death it would
have been. But they proved a
certain sense of strength.
LUCIA
Is this part of your plan?
DOOM
NO. I needed to see if theyre
ready. War is coming.
(MORE)

84.
DOOM (CONT'D)
Every being on Earth will have to
fight for its own survival. This
world will need them.

LUCIA
How so Master?
DOOM
Earth is risking its own
destruction as it is. Beings more
powerful will happily feed off it.
They-- Theyre willing to sacrifice
themselves for the greater good.
LUCIA
Whats next.
DOOM
We watch them. We let them
sacrifice themselves. Then, DOOM
will rule all...
CUT TO:
INT. FANTASTICAR - MOVING - CONTINUOUS
The TEAM sits, aching, beaten yet in a way content because of
a victory.
CUT TO:
EXT. BAXTER BUILDING - ROOF - DAY
THE FANTASTICAR LANDING, ON THE ROOD STANDS MARIA HILL, in
GREAT CIVILIAN GARB, looking absolutely beautiful.
JOHNNY exits the FANTASTICAR.
HILL
I thought we could have that
dinner.
JOHNNY
Sure. I got time.
HILL kisses JOHNNY.
SUE steps out of the FANTASTICAR.
SUE
Well... Thats Surprising...

85.

REED nods.
REED
Yeah. He told me he was dating, but
I never thought...
BEN
All leave junior alone.
CUT TO:
INT. RESTAURANT - CONTINUOUS
JOHNNY, still in UNIFORM, and HILL in her civilian garb
eating dinner and Laughing.
CUT TO:
INT. ALICIA MASTERS APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - DAY
BEN and ALICIA sit on the couch, watching T.V. Cuddling.
BEN leans in, ALICIA feels for his face and they KISS.
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 32/LABORATORY - DAY
REED stands, watching the VIEW SCREEN in his laboratory. Eyes
reading over pixeled image. SUE approaches him.
SUE
Youre not satisfied with all of it
are you?
REED
No. Victor. The Negative Zone. Its
a lot to take in all at once.
SUE
I know you. Youve never been able
to focus on one project. Youve
never wanted to focus on just one.
REED
Nothing would ever get done if I
focused on just ONE project.

86.

SUE
But now we have real data to go on.
The Negative Zone Energy, the
energy signatures can tell us so
much.
REED
True. But I cant help thinking
about what Victor said. About
Space, about us seeing some great
apocalypse.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Probs are Ready for launch.
REED
Thank you HERBIE.
SUE
Probes? What are you doing?
REED
Since THANOS came to Earth its
been factual were not alone. But
out technology for manned travel is
so limited that we werent able to
get out very far. I figured out a
way to send an unmanned object
twenty times further.
SUE
All this off of what Victor said?
REED
Victor has never been wrong.
Cryptic, unconventional, even odd
in those days. But he was never
wrong. He says something is out
there, he wants us to find it. He
needs our help fighting it.
Especially if it poses a threat.
SUE
There is no possible way to know
well find it though. It could be a
red hearing.
REED
I dont think so.
SUE
And what about US? What about
fixing BEN.

87.

REED
I made a vow. But Im going to need
some help.
SUE
How?
REED
I need to go to the Negative Zone.
I have to know everything I can
find out about it.
SUE
Another one of Reed Richards
Fantastic Voyages?
REED
Yeah. Thats pretty much it.
SUE gets close to REED, they lean in for a KISS:
SUE
Well, I guess we could use some
time away...
Their lips get closer... The moment is more lovey dovey than
any kid could bare...
The RED ALERT HITS.
H.E.R.B.I.E.
Doctor Richards, there appears to
be an incident occurring at the
First National Bank of Long Island
on Broadway.
REED taps his COMM:
CUT TO:
EXT. NEW YORK - QUEENS - DAY
JOHNNY and HILL walk down the sidewalk, JOHNNY with bed hair
and his UNIFORM, HILL in more average attire than from their
date.
REED
(Through COMM)
JOHNNY, BEN. Theres a disturbance
at the FIRST NATIONAL LONG ISLAND.
JOHNNY gives her a cute smile, they kiss.

88.

JOHNNY
Sorry, gotta go save some money!
JOHNNY steps back -JOHNNY (CONTD)
FLAME ON!
JOHNNY FLIES OFF! SHE WATCHES.
HILL
Waht is it that makes it so cute
when he does that?
CUT TO:
INT. ALICIA MASTERS APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
BEN STANDS. ALICIA sits on the couch.
REED
(Through COMM)
There are several suspects. Police
are being called off due to
supernatural activity.
BEN gives her a smile.
BEN
Sorry Baby, got some clobberin ta
do!
CUT TO:
INT. BAXTER BUILDING - LEVEL 33/HANGER - CONTINUOUS
REED and SUE fire up the FANTASTICAR!
REED
Give me your locations, Well pick
you up.
CUT TO:
INT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LONG ISLAND - DAY
A group of THUGS, all dressed in absolute odd costumes - The
Leader in a hyper tech suit wearing a LARGE HELMET -- BENTLEY
WHITTMAN a.k.a. THE WIZARD, 40s. He throws LARGE disks
outside of the BANK, the DISCS hit several cars, flipping
them or cutting straight through.

89.

WIZARD
TRAPSTER! HURRY UP!
CAMERA pans around, SHOOTING GUARDS inside some kind of GOO
or WEBBING -- the person shoot, dressed in what looks like a
series of oversized ruber-bands molded together in a full
body suit and mask this is PETER PETRUSKI a.k.a. TRAPSTER,
40s.
TRAPSTER
Well get Kragoff to help!
WIZARD
Hes got the MONEY! You get the
GUARDS, THUNDRA gets the police -thats the deal!
THUNDRA steps forward, Garbed in Red, a beautiful woman, but
frightening in every way, she is built like a Mrs. Olympian
CONTESTANT, 30s.
THUNDRA
What police? No ones showing up.
FOUR LARGE GUERILLA STEP out of the Vault! Behind them -- a
shorter man, Long white hair -- holding an air of arrogance
to him -- IVAN KRAGOFF a.k.a. THE RED GHOST, 50s.
RED GHOST (SUBTITLED FROM RUSSIAN)
You silly AMERICANS! You bicker
like Children.
TRAPSTER
Tell Captain Red to shut up. Weres
our Transportation?
WIZARD
I got it!
WIZARD fires out SEVERAL LARGE DISKS.
WIZARD (CONTD)
EVERYONE GET ON!
These FRIGHTFUL FOUR step onto the DISKS. The fade of an
after burner quiets.
The Supervillain gang looks up and sees:
THE FANTASTIC FOUR, standing in full glory.
REED
I dont think youre going
anywhere.

90.

SUE
Except prison.
JOHNNY
Well thats a short drive now isnt
it?
REED
Say BEN, whats that catchphrase of
yours?
BEN
I believe it would be... ITS
CLOBBERIN TIME!
The FANTASTIC FOUR approach the FRIGHTFUL FOUR as -TIME CUT:
EXT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LONG ISLAND - DAY
The FRIGHTFUL FOUR, tied to a LIGHT POLE. The FANTASTICAR
Rising up:
BEN (O.S.)
Hey Guys, thanks or the workout!
The FANTASTICAR takes off and we -FADE TO BLACK.
POST CREDITS...
FADE IN:
EXT. OUTER SPACE - UNKNOWN
A large Spherical PROBE reaching out... A SILVER HANDS
reaches for it.
FADE TO BLACK.
THE END.