It’s clobberin’ time! Or, at the very least, it’s time for Josh Trank’s reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four.
Given that this is the third attempt at bringing Marvel’s First Family to the big screen, many people are wondering what’s in store. But we’re not here to talk about what you can expect from the movie; we’re here to talk about what you need to know about one of the most important groups in Marvel Comics‘ history. Today on The Dan Cave, I’ll take you from the Fantastic Four’s fateful origins on the golf course all the way through its ever-changing roster and beyond. And you better believe we talk about The Mole Man. One thing we definitely don’t talk about, though, is The Thing’s dick; you’ll have to watch today’s Nerdist Presents to find out about that piece of Marvel history.
Just in case you need to catch up on more recent Marvel movie lore, here is my rundown of everything you need to know about Ant-Man. Then, you should totally go see the movie because it was really, really good.
What are your favorite Fantastic Four stories? Let me know in the comments below!
Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of 100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. You can follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).
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