According to ComicBookMovie.com, the leaked script in question has been in circulation for the past few days and may be the genuine article or simply fan-fiction. The lack of a response from 20th Century Fox regarding the supposed script may mean that the script is genuine but it could also mean that they just don’t care about it.
In any case, you can read the script for yourself and see if your opinion of the Fantastic Four movie is changed by it. Our notes follow after every paragraph.
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Reed is a genius convenience store clerk with Ben. Reed's parents don't care about him, and Ben's dad is abusive. They're good friends and have each other's backs. Reed writes a paper for community college on teleportation that attracts the attention of Dr. Franklin Storm, CEO of the Baxter Building research center.
Reed’s a clerk? Whatever happened to the genius who pursued science for his career? He’s still smart regardless which is a relief but it is unimaginable to me that he is in a career that’s far from the sciences.
Storm has a son, Johnny, and an adoptive daughter, Sue, whose father, Storm's old partner, died in an experiment gone wrong. Johnny and Sue are party kids, and Sue is particularly disdainful of science. Reed and Sue don't get along at first.
It’s hard to imagine Sue and Johnny being siblings in last name only but I can live with it as long as the interaction between them is natural. No questions about Sue not liking Reed at first and is in fact a good way to start the eventual relationship.
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