The Original Fantastic Four Script Was Much Truer To The Comics
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After a lackluster pair of films in the mid-2000s and the 1994 unreleased movie that plays in an infinite loop in Hell's waiting room, Fantastic Four was given another chance at the box office in 2015, and screenwriter Jeremy Slater promised fans that the movie was going to be pretty awesome. And, in his defense, Slater's script was awesome. But, as the few people who actually saw Fantastic Four can tell you, the finished movie was about as awesome as someone reading a list of irritating people they saw at the grocery store for two hours.
Even though Slater got the main screenwriting credit, he claims that the final movie only vaguely resembles his initial draft, with the first act of his screenplay being stretched to last two hours, completely cutting two-thirds of his material. Slater's version featured a lot more in-depth exploration of the F4 universe (you can read an in-depth summary here), including the planet-eating giant Galactus (and not some bullshit smoke cloud or vague, fiery silhouette, but an actual giant man in a ridiculous Masters Of The Universe helmet).