PAGE 22 – 6 PANELS.
22.1 Page wide panel. A beautiful cathedral. Stain glass windows line the old brick walls. Pools of light pour in. SUE STORM stands facing us. We see her from the shoulders up. One of her arms reaching out towards us, her hand up turned, the fingers squeezing the air.
Sue wears an elegant white brides dress, a small silver crown on her head and a matching silver choker necklace around her neck. A glowing green emerald sits in the centre of the necklace. Her eyes have a similar green glow. A cruel smile plays across her face as her eyes narrow.
SUE: Brother dearest I am so pleased you could make it for my big day.
22.2 Page wide panel. Reverse shot from behind Sue. She stands at the altar of the cathedral. VICTOR VON DOOM stands at her side. Rows and rows of empty seats spread out before the pair.
JOHNNY STORM hangs in the air inside a ball of kinetic energy made by Sue. Particles fizz around the bubble.
Johnny is in full flame.
SUE: Come to give me away?
JOHNNY: Sue, Doom has you out of your mind. Please listen to me.
22.3 Tight on Sue. She is squeezing her fingers even tighter together. Her face scrunched up.
SUE: No little brother listen to me.
22.4 The bubble around Johnny has gotten smaller. His flames are starting to go out as he burns through all the oxygen in the bubble. He looks weak.
22.5 Over Sue’s shoulder looking at Johnny. The bubble has vanished, his flames with them. He has landed hard on the floor. He kneels and rests on his hands, exhausted, gasping for air.
SUE: You have always burnt to bright Johnny. Now it’s my time to shine.
22.6 From behind Johnny, still on his knees we look up towards the altar. Sue has taken the hand of Doom.
DOOM: Stay down boy. Kneel for your new Queen.