If we can trust the Indian media (we can't), my claims that Mr. Fantastic may have erred in designing the Fantasticar with only three seats may be false. News agency Rediff claims it will be Dodge designing the in-movie car, with the automaker paying over a million dollars to have their name branded on the front of the vehicle.
Loyalty to the comic may cause some fans to be annoyed at the news, seeing it as just another way canon has been broken for the sake of commercialism, but I think I might just have a way the placement can be worked flawlessly into the plot...
EXT. DODGE DEALERSHIP - DAY
REED RICHARDS, early '30s, stretchable limbs, all spandex, peers over vast selection of attractive and powerful Dodge vehicles. His expression indicates he's pleased with how the spacious interiors of Dodge cars and trucks will easily accommodate his expandable form.
DOUG, a Dodge salesman and enthusiast, late '20s, cool, approaches Reed. One look at Doug makes it apparent that he truly embodies the Dodge "grab life by the horns" mentality. When he's not selling or driving Dodge vehicles, he competes in a lot of extreme sports, so he's carrying a snowboard.
REED: I love these Dodge cars and trucks, but do you have anything that flies?
DOUG: Yes. What you're looking for is the Dodge Fantasticar. We have one in the showroom that's gold with a "4" on the hood.
Doug tosses Reed the keys. Reed stretches his arm to catch them. Doug is very jaded and shows only moderate awe at the feat.
REED: Thank you. I'm a Dodge man now. Now how can I go about getting six months free financing?
The two are disrupted by HONKING. THE THING, a large man made of rock, drives past in the powerful, rugged, durable Dodge Dakota.