Now that we’ve seen the trailer for The Fantastic Four, it’s time to start the frame by frame analysis to see if there are any hidden gems tucked away. Director Josh Trank had already announced that there was an Easter Egg waiting to be found, and it looks like Yahoo! Movie News were the first to get there.
During one of the shots of Kate Mara in the Baxter Building, there is a sequence on numbers on the corner screen that read 126.96.36.199, which is obviously an IP address. If you plug that into your browser, you will be linked to either a Wikipedia entry, a Comic Vine page, a Marvel Wiki entry or a Google image search results page. But they all point to the same thing.
Latveria – the home of Doctor Doom in the comics.
There were rumours from a “20th Century Fox employee” who claimed that Latveria would be referenced within The Fantastic Four, so perhaps this is confirmation that we will indeed be heading there at some point during the movie.
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 new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7th with Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (American Horror Story) as the Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as the Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey (The Wire) as Dr. Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) as Harvey Elder.