To continue to try to build up hype for next week’s release of ‘Fantastic Four,’ 20th Century Fox released 4 featurettes starring scientist Michio Kaku, who is on hand to explain some of the science behind the film, and how science itself is getting closer and closer to making some of the pseudo-science featured in the movie a reality. He explains the theories surrounding a real life multiverse (similar to the alternate dimensions seen in the film), and how the universe that we know is basically defined by our examination of it, but that other un-examined realities may exist that we just cannot see yet. He goes on to discuss wormholes and teleportation, talking about how modern explorations into Quantum Physics have already made headway into actual teleportation, and that scientists at the CERN Supercollider are attempting to recreate the conditions that began our universe, and that there is a theory that the universe creation (AKA the Big Bang) might have been a consequence of a massive wormhole.
Finally, he delves into invisibility, pointing out that until modern times scientists thought it was against the laws of physics, but how they have recently discovered that some materials interact with light in unique ways, that in some conditions, can indeed make them all but invisible. Nothing like Sue Storm just yet, but close enough that we can see the potential for the future applications for the technology once it is developed.
What are your thoughts on the science behind the ‘Fantastic Four?’ Will we see these things in reality anytime soon? Share your opinions in the comments below!
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.
Directed by Josh Trank, ‘Fantastic Four’ stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell star and opens in theaters on August 7.