New official Fantastic Four character bios reveal intriguing info about Mr. Fantastic's powers

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Apr 27, 2015

The Official website for director Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four movie has been updated, revealing a boatload of new information concerning Marvel's First Family.

If you click on each of the four superheroes on the main page, you'll get an expanded character bio for each of 'em. Those descriptions are also accompanied by a bit of audio commentary read by Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey). Those are interesting descriptions on their own and are clearly based on Marvel's Ultimate Fantastic Four comics by Mike Millar and Brian Bendis, but what really caught our eye is what they reveal about Reed Richards' powers. They say that Reed appears to stretch his body. Yep. So, without further ado:

REED RICHARDS IS A SCIENTIFIC PRODIGY WHO HAS BEEN QUIETLY EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE'S DEEPEST MYSTERIES IN HIS GARAGE, AFTER SCHOOL. AFTER BEING TRANSFORMED BY ONE OF HIS EXPERIMENTS, HE CAN WARP THE SPACE AROUND HIM, AND APPEAR TO STRETCH HIS BODY INTO IMPOSSIBLE FORMS AND TO INCREDIBLE LENGTHS.

SUE IS BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL, INDEPENDENT AND SARCASTIC. THE POWER TO BECOME INVISIBLE AND TO GENERATE HER OWN FORCE-FIELDS CAN MAKE HER HARDER TO REACH THAN EVER—BUT THAT WON'T STOP SOME OF HER TEAMMATES, ESPECIALLY REED, FROM TRYING.

A TROUBLEMAKER AND A THRILL-SEEKER, JOHNNY IS THE ROCK STAR OF THE TEAM. HIS POWERS ALLOW HIM TO SHOOT FIREBALLS, FLY AT BREAKNECK SPEEDS, AND REALLY LIGHT IT UP.

A RARE BREED OF BRAWN AND HEART, BEN IS WARM, EVEN SENSITIVE, DESPITE HIS ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE UPBRINGING. HE IS ROCK-SOLID—IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. A LOYAL AND PROTECTIVE FRIEND, HIS STONE BODY GIVES HIM EPIC STRENGTH AND MAKES HIM VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE.

Check out the gallery below, and let us know what you think. Is there any one particular thing that stands out for you? Make sure to head to the official site to hear Dr. Storm's voice-overs, and take a look at the cool, "under-the-microscope" videos for a further in-depth look.

Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing and Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Dr. Doom, Fantastic Four is set to hit theaters on Aug. 7, 2015.

(via Fantastic Four)