‘Fantastic Four’ Acquires ‘X-Men: First Class’ Director Matthew Vaughn as a Producer
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!
We don't know too much about Trank's vision for 'Fantastic Four,' but we're pretty sure it can't be any worse than the original 2005 film and its equally atrocious 2007 sequel. In a post-'Avengers' world, that kind of lazy vision simply isn't going to fly. We can only have faith that Trank and screenwriter Jeremy Slater understand why Marvel's first family have endured for so long...and that Millar and Vaughn do what good producers do: let the filmmakers fulfill their vision.
'Fantastic Four' is scheduled to arrive on March 6, 2015, which means we'll definitely start hearing more about the film in the coming months.