‘Fantastic Four’: Is the Studio Firing the Director, Writer and Cast?

The studio has reportedly decided that it hates the direction this reboot is taking, with less than six months to go before production is scheduled to begin.
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‘Fantastic Four’: Is the Studio Firing the Director, Writer and Cast?

In a rather shocking yet unconfirmed development, 20th Century Fox has reportedly fired director Josh Trank from The Fantastic Four, while also discarding the screenplay from writer Simon Kinberg, less than six months before production is scheduled to begin.

Bleeding Cool reports that the studio is actively searching for a new writer and director, and that there are also casting issues as well. We reported last month that Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/The Human Torch), Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) officially signed on after months of casting speculation.

It isn't known if these "issues" refer to these actors who have already signed on, or other characters that have yet to be cast. We reported earlier this week that Domhnall Gleeson, Eddie Redmayne, Sam Riley and Toby Kebbell were the front runners to play the villainous Dr. Doom.

We'll have to wait and see whether the studio will confirm this report or not. If it does turn out to be true, the June 19, 2015 release date will likely have to be pushed, since there may not be enough time to develop a new script in just six months.

Fantastic Four was released August 7th, 2015.

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  • 2movieguys • 2 years ago



    • Michael-Kolesik • 2 years ago

      It's too good to be true. I wish it was true. Here's hoping it is.


      • Ken451 • 2 years ago

        I doubt this is true it seems too together for it to just nuke itself.


        • magnetic-eye • 2 years ago

          I'm hoping this is true too.

          Fox Abattoirs have no clue on how to produce super-hero films using MARVEL characters that resonates any sort of familarity.

          They have yet to make a faithful, genuine or authentic representation.

          They have no respect for the original source material and at best all they do is release counterfeit adaptations.

          It's interesting that in the latest Fantastic Four comic book relaunch, Marvel have hired a new creative team that continues with the popular traditional characters, the ongoing family dynamics, new costumes and new adventures.

          The sooner the film rights revert back to its' rightful owners the sooner MARVEL STUDIOS can finally make a genuine and faithful adaptation.


          • mka47 • 2 years ago

            @the-crow2k took the words right out of my mouth


            • brady1138 • 2 years ago

              There's a reason this is only being reported on one this site.


              • Douglas-Kolacki • 2 years ago

                I sure hope it's true. I'm OK with waiting longer if it's done right.


                • a7sus4 • 2 years ago

                  Good news


                  • bellandedward1 • 2 years ago

                    If this is true then I am very shocked I do not recall any movie that marvel has made thats got to the point of firing the director writer and the cast even before they start filming


                    • dfella • 2 years ago



                      • the-crow2k • 2 years ago

                        Good riddance. This seemed like a fail from day one.


                        • jasonkat • 2 years ago

                          They could of just brought back the same cast from 1 and 2, and just make "Fantastic four 3) with a much better story. thats it. not reboot sumthing and add on a bunch of random people.


                          • anto33 • 2 years ago

                            Thank God.


                            • dmu009 • 2 years ago

                              There is not a single actor in this movie I would pay money to go see.


                              • Dr-Devious • 2 years ago

                                Well if it is false, Fox should say, 'Wait a minute...they have a point'. I cant believe they let it get this far...its as if the studio is doing it on purpose. Even Brett ratner wouldn't cast Jamie bell as the thing!!! Rant over


                                • Johnny1312 • 2 years ago

                                  YES !!! Thank you! I could noy be more ahappier with this decision. Everything about this reboot was horrible


                                  • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                                    Bleeding Cool still stands by this story even with Fox commenting. Says other directors are being questioned. And frankly It would not be shocking if Trank gets fired. But they keep the cast.


                                    • shuabert • 2 years ago

                                      BS rumour, officially denied by Fox. Although it wouldn't be the first time something like this happened (remember when Carnahan's Daredevil got cancelled at the last minute?).

                                      I like what they've got lined up here so far. I'm actually interested to see a Fantastic Four story done well.


                                      • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                                        FOX HAS DENIED THIS!!! SO YOU GUYS CAN KEEP CRYING


                                        • Good! coz it looked like this movie would suck anyway!!! All I can say is Human Torch is not African-American!! In fact, the F4 will never e anything but Caucasian. f they want more latinos, asians, african-americans or any other nationalities to be superheroes, Marvel should just invent new characters and groups instead of changing these iconic characters that we know and love!


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