FANTASTIC FOUR (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Miles Teller (Whiplash), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Reg E. Cathey (The Wire), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Chet Hanks (Project X)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Josh Trank (Chronicle), director, writer; Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), writer, producer; Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect), writer; Gregory Goodman (X-Men: First Class), Hutch Parker (The Wolverine) and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service), producers; Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker) and Phillip Glass (The Hours), composers; Matthew Jensen (Filth), cinematographer; Elliot Greenberg (Chronicle) and Stephen E. Rivkin (Avatar), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Four young outcasts – Reed Richards (Teller), Sue and Johnny Storm (Mara and Jordan respectively), and Ben Grimm (Bell) – are transported to an alternative universe as part of a science experiment, but once there their physical forms are altered and they gain new powers. Richards can stretch his body to any length, Sue can make herself invisible, Johnny can cover his body in fire, and Ben is transformed into a rock-armoured being known as The Thing. Together, they must use their new abilities to stop Victor Domashev (Kebbell), a former friend turned enemy, from unleashing doom upon their world…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

After a few critically-savaged attempts beforehand, Marvel’s most famous quartet returns to the big screen in a version that offers a new angle on their origin story as well as remind us of why they are four of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel catalogue.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST 2015

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