EXT. BAXTER BUILDING - DAY
We see the Baxter Building. It's pretty.
DOCTOR DOOM stands in front of it. He is not impressed.
INT. BAXTER BUILDING LOBBY
Doom walks into the spacious lobby. He walks towards the elevators, passing by the front door security desk. A security guard stands up to Doom, grabs his arm. Doom tells him to remove his hand or he will do it for him. He says he's here to see Reed Richards and that he's expected. The security guard checks a log and verifies this. He lets Doom go past to the elevator, walking past WILLIE LUMPKIN.
In the elevator, someone tries to get on. Doom looks at the person, who mutters he'll take the next one and steps off. The person gets off and the doors begin to close, Doom only looking straight ahead.
INT. RICHARDS' OFFICE
REED RICHARDS and Victor talk. We get to know their backstory. Victor makes Reed give him an answer on his submission to the Future Foundation for how to utilize the Tesseract. He thinks he shouldn't have to go through the full application process and asks for a thumbs up/down on his project (about trying to use it to try to interact with the dead so he can contact his mom?). Reed says it's a no. They're going to go with the Storm siblings' application. Victor is pissed and storms out.
INT. BAXTER BUILDING MEETING ROOM
We see SUE STORM and Reed talk. He gives her the go ahead. She reveals that she's picked her brother as the mechanical engineer. He says Captain Ben Grimm as the pilot, (he's an Air Force pilot who trained for NASA but was not selected to go to space) she agrees to meet him. The pitch is to use the Tesseract to build a Einstein-Rosenberg bridge to travel long distances
EXT. RESTAURANT SITTING AREA
Sue, Reed, BEN GRIMM, and JOHNNY STORM meet and we see the group dynamics taking shape. Ben reveals that he failed NASA is because his brother died and he asked for berevement leave. She agrees to him flying.
"So, now that he's the pilot, I get why he's going," Susan says. "And Johnny and I designed it, so we have to go to collect our data samples. But why are you getting to go?"
"A perk of paying the bills," Reed answers with a smile.
The ship is built. We see Susan driving the project, overseeing its construction. She's talking about it with Reed, this let's us see that he's a genius too. There's a spark between them.
Ben comes out of the gym. He talks with Johnny before hoping into the shower. Johnny reaches his arm into the shower and turns the water to cold before turning and running out of the room.
The ship is built, the day is here. We see them suit up. Before they get in, there's a scene between Reed and Ben.
The ship is teleported and they find themselves in space, floating between Earth and the moon. There's a bit of floating; the team is all happy. They then punch in the code to go back home and things go wrong.
EXT. MONSTER ISLAND
They crash land on monster island. They find themselves changed.
They fight a monster. They win.
They're rescued and taken back home in a helicopter.