Jamie Bell, who plays Ben Grimm/The Thing in “Fantastic Four,” says in an interview with MTV that the film is about the origins of the characters. The four title characters in the film -- Grimm, Reed Richards, Susan Storm and Johnny Storm -- will reportedly get their powers and will learn how to use them for the benefit of the humanity.
“I think this movie really focuses on the origins of each character individually – how they get their powers, how they learn to deal with them, how they learn to harness them. That’s kind of where the movie ends,” Bell said.
When asked about the post-credit sequence, Bell said that unlike most superhero movies today, the “Fantastic Four” reboot does not have post-credit scenes. “It does leave the door wide open for a lot of different movies. But then there’s so much more to go on from there – it really leaves the door open,” he said.
“Fantastic Four” tells the story of four friends who get superpowers after they are teleported to an alternate universe. Grimm gets the ability to expand in size, Richards to stretch his body in different forms and sizes, Johnny to shoot fireballs and fly and Susan to disappear and generate force fields. They form a team to fight the evil Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell), who is a computer technician.
Josh Trank has directed the film and has written the screenplay alongside Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The cast of the film also includes Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson. Various TV spots for the film have been released, and the latest one via Yahoo gives a closer look at the villain Doctor Doom. The film opens Aug. 7.