First, they’d be signing some non-disclosure agreements and such. Then, they do not get a pitch. They have had pitches. What Fox gets for the FF at this point is “You need to fund this, then keep your little paws right off! Corporated decisions have sunk this project before. We shall attempt a monarchy.”
Which is exactly what my script would provide. Some calls to other related Fox properties managers / showrunners and let’s knock up some scaffolding to surround the initial excavation. No origin story. No Annihilus. One hell of a story, contemporary and important to audiences with lots of action and lots of family interactions!
And buy Ben some damned PANTS!
Guess I’d have to be Executive Producer / Writer on a reboot. I’d take general elements as existing back story; Doom’s a bad guy, he’s away in Latveria studying sorcery; the Silver Surfer checked in, that was not Galactus but a Galactus clone, testing the Surfer’s loyalty - Norrin Radd is now off searching for the original Galactus.
This film opens with the attack of and defeat of the Mole Man and his subterranean minions. (Ah, yes, we would have some fun with “minions”.) From the aftermath the Big Bad is exposed, the Shadow Government of the United States. There’s a lot of chasing around, as four or pairs or individuals, and lots of conversations-during-a-fight complete with quips that define and advance the plot. Of course, we can’t fight a Shadow Government, so we have to have the F4 fight an avatar - the Sentry. Good luck with that! Then we have a bit over an hour to tell the whole story.
If anyone shows me an “effect” when Reed’s arm stretches out but it’s just the arm of the suit he’s wearing stretching out but not looking at all stretched and the cuff and cuff links remaining in the exact same position; that person gets canned on the spot. Effects (except explosions) must be subtle.
Throw me in with the sharks, if you’d like. I travel with a school of dolphins!