Marvel: 5 things we must see from the Fantastic Four in the MCU

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The FF: Family First

Unlike the Avengers, the Fantastic Four are more than a group of heroes that happened to come together due to happenstance. They’re called Marvel’s First family because of that. They’re going to argue, fight, and sometimes disband, but they always bring it back together.

This is one of the few things that the first two movies got right. They legitimately loved each other. It didn’t seem like the forced relationship that we got in the 2015 film.  You didn’t question whether or not they had each other’s backs. Even when things seemed to get intense. It may have helped that the first two movies’ actors had better chemistry and the movie had much a happier tone.

When Reed puts a plan together, they follow him without question. Even when it seems impossible (and that’s happened a lot). This kind of blind loyalty comes from the kind of trust you won’t see in every team. Look at how dysfunctional the Avengers are. They literally had a movie where they were fighting each other. This isn’t something you’ll see the Fantastic Four doing. It’s part of the reason why people detested the way Ultimate Fantastic Four ended. There’s no way Reed would start attacking his family. He’d die first.

Yes, the MCU needs to give us a Fantastic Four that showcases their familial bond.