UPDATE: For what it's worth, we spoke to some high-level studio sources who flatly denied the below report and stated it's "not at all" true. Filming is still scheduled to begin on April 21 and Trank himself is on set right now.
The 'Fantastic Four' movie has not been without its hiccups, but few superhero movies are. We didn't think much of the troubles and when the cast was finally announced - Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell - we assumed it would be a fairly smooth ride to the start of production this summer. But, according to a shocking new report, Fox is looking to reboot it's reboot: they reportedly have fired director Josh Trank, thrown out the existing script and are looking to recast the movie.
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Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' reboot caused much speculation as of late as various actors and actresses have been mentioned for roles. Michael B. Jordan of 'Fruitvale Station' has long been linked to the role of Johnny Storm/Human Torch (a role previously portrayed onscreen by Chris Evans), but now it looks like the other members of his team have been found!
As actors have already begun testing for roles in Josh Trank's upcoming 'Fantastic Four' reboot, fundamentalist fans have become uneasy over some drastic changes to the characters' mythos. For one, Michael B. Jordan, who's been rumored for the role of the traditionally caucasian Johnny Storm/Human Torch, is reportedly already attached to the character, but even more unexpected is word that 20th Century Fox could bring the classic Dr. Doom villain to life as a woman.
With the 'Fantastic Four' script finally complete, actors and actresses are expected to come in and read for roles in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot by the end of the month. Miles Teller, one of said actors reportedly up for a part, suggested the director would take the film in a very different direction than what we've seen from Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and the rest. But seemingly new plot details have surfaced, hinting that this new take completely does away with the classic origin tale.
Well, it looks like the 'Fantastic Four' reboot may not make that proposed March 6, 2015 release date. 'Chronicle' director Josh Trank's take on Marvel's first family of superheroes is currently undergoing a major rewrite from screenwriter Simon Kinberg, which makes us really wonder what the heck is going on behind the scenes of this movie.
Not content to stand idly by while Marvel and Warner Bros./DC Comics build sweeping superhero universes that span multiple movies, 20th Century Foxnow acknowledges that the 'Fantastic Four' and 'X-Men' films share the same cinematic universe. Does this mean the two teams could crossover in the future?
Miles Teller is proving to be quite the hot ticket right now. The charismatic star of 'The Spectacular Now' and the upcoming young-adult movie 'Divergent' has seemingly charmed the folks behind the 'Fantastic Four' reboot, as he's now being eyed for the leading role of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.
Flame on, 'Fantastic Four'! It looks like the casting search for 20th Century Fox's upcoming reboot of the Marvel property is well underway. Just the other day, word was that 'Girls' star Allison Williams was on the (very early) short list for Susan Storm (aka Invisible Woman) and now we've learned that the studio is looking to fill the role of the Human Torch with someone from the 'Chronicle' world.
Oh, good -- the guy who wrote two of the worst movies last year is "polishing" the script for Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' reboot. Seth Grahame-Smith must have impressed someone at Fox because they've just hired him to work his, uh, magic (?) on 'Fantastic Four.'
For years, comic writer extraordinaire and 'Kick-Ass' creator Mark Millar was a man whose word you always took with a grain (or a pound) of salt. All of that changed when Fox put Millar at the helm of their superhero franchises, using him to help create a unified vision (see: Marvel Studios and Disney). Now Millar's words carry some actual weight! So when he says that 'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank's upcoming 'Fantastic Four' reboot, we believe him!