Now that we've learned about the terrible changes in store for Victor Von Doom in the new Fantastic Four reboot and plans to make the film "lo-fi" and "ultra-real," some of you responded with new, much more accurate titles for the now not-so-Fantastic Four. And they are pretty brilliant.
In response to actor Toby Kebbell's revelation about Victor Von Doom's new name and director Josh Trank's "ultra-real" take on the characters and their world, commenter Yankton wrote:
I like lean and underproduced genre stuff as much as the next guy, but I think maybe Low-fi and ultra-real are not ideal qualifiers for a superhero team called The Fantastic Four.
The Ascetic Four
The Minimal Four
The Four That Often Go Out For Lunch Together, But Always Get Separate Checks So No One Pays More Than Their Share.
lightninglouie picked up the thread with his own ideas for the team's name:
The Completely Unremarkable Four
The Decidedly Average Four
The Statistically Normal, Not At All Unconventional Four
The Entirely Representative of Society As A Whole Four
You Know, Those Guys
I love you but I've chosen hooning! adds ways in which the characters can keep their individual names while getting a more realistic traits:
See, Victor von Doom is not the only one who gets a low-fi makeover. In the new movie Ben Grimm will be a guy with a severe case of atopic dermatitis. Johnny Storm suffers from hyperthyreosis, has a higher body temperature and sweats all the time. Susan Storm will be a woman of color with a body outside the norm and will thus be invisible to society. Reed Richards character however will be the closest to his morphing, flexible comic self as he will be a spineless lawyer.
But really, we're partial to whyhaveigottocreateaccountsEVERYWHERE's proposed title (as well as their username):