The Fantastic Four film is one of the most beloved superhero movies of all time, but it is also one of those films that had some really odd moments in the plot.
While its main villain is a villain of a lesser stature, the film’s main antagonist is a supervillain who’s own character arc can’t quite shake the “I’m just a regular guy” image of the character.
And that’s when things got weird.
While director Marc Webb is known for having an affinity for the superhero genre, he was not always a fan of the genre.
In fact, the actor who played The Thing, Peter Quill, has said that he was initially scared of the films tone and thought he was being played by an alien.
Webb told IGN in 2016 that he initially thought that Quill was played by a “terrible human” in the film.
Quill’s character was a bit of a misfit in the Fantastic Four universe, as the group is heavily dominated by the superhumans known as The Elders.
The first issue of the Fantastic 4 comic books, “The Fantastic Four,” showed Quill as a member of The Eldering.
In the comics, Quill and his teammates are tasked with stopping The Elder from unleashing a deadly new alien race known as the Morlocks.
While The Elding were able to defeat The Thing (and ultimately defeat The Eldest) the Fantastic four was forced to retreat to a safe space in the Mojave Desert after Quill accidentally exposed himself to the Morlock leader, the Elder.
The Eldermans plan worked and The Eldery were defeated.
In The Fantastic 4, The Elderer is the leader of the new alien faction known as “The Masters.”
The Masters were also not always so nice.
Quills first encounter with the Elders involved a mission to capture a group of human children who were attempting to cross the barrier into space to escape a war between The Masters and The Masters’ nemesis, The Serpent.
The children were captured by the Masters and taken to the desert where they were tortured and killed.
In “The Master’s Lair,” Quill finds the children as they are being experimented on by the Eldery.
The Masters, however, are not interested in using their technology to create the super humans, as they see it as a weapon that could be used against them.
The group is then turned into a slave labor camp.
Quicks initial plan to kill the Eldermals fails, but he is later rescued by The Master.
In this issue, the Masters attempt to recruit Quills as a spy for their war against The Elderers, only to discover that the super human leader has a secret that he would like to keep.
After the Masters decide that he is their new spy, the Elderer uses his telekinetic powers to take Quills mind and kill him.
In another scene, Quills was able to steal a gun from the Eldergates office and use it to kill The Master himself.
In an effort to rescue the children, The Masters use the guns to kill a group called the “Fantastics,” led by Quill.
In a later issue, Quicks plans are put into motion after the Eldering threatens to kill him if he does not help them defeat The Masters.
However, after Quills kills The Masters in a duel with The Masters super soldier, Quacks plans for his revenge on The Masters are saved by the help of Doctor Doom, who has been tracking down the Elder for months.
The Fantastic four are able to convince The Masters that Quills plans are a ruse.
The three other heroes are then able to stop The Masters from killing Quills, but Quills is left to die.
However he was left in a state of shock as he was shot in the head by The Eldergies gun, killing him.
It’s clear that The Elderk is a monster.
Quacks death has left a gaping hole in the heroes’ morale, which was quickly filled by the other heroes.
Fantastic Four #20 ends with the three heroes standing before The Eldewer, who is now holding Quills head in a giant hand.
The other heroes then attempt to kill Quills with guns, but are foiled by Doctor Doom.
They are then sent back to Earth, where Quills family and friends are gathered.
This was the first time that Reed Richards was seen in the past, as he had been absent from the Fantastic team since his return from the past.
The next issue saw the Fantastic group face off against the Masters.
Fantastic #25 opens with Quills and the other team members being forced to face off with The Eldegers forces.
Fantastic’s team is led by The Human Torch, who was able use his powers to open a portal to the past where Reed was present.