Josh Trank

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Blames Studio for Bad Reviews

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Blames Studio for Bad Reviews

Bitter words thrown to protect himself from the incoming shrapnel from the bomb that is 2015's Fantastic Four. Perhaps. Or perhaps we're speaking too soon. The film does have some advocates. And audiences could show-up throughout the weekend. But longtime comic book fans have long been weary about this one. And none of the incoming trailers or TV spots ever seemed to help, as the tone of each new sneak preview was different from the next, and the marketing push behind it could never quite figure out how to sell the Marvel adventure, or figure out exactly what it should be. Is it a fun superhero movie? Is it an adventure? Is it a body-modifying horror show? Is it straight sci-fi with a dark twist and exploding heads? Leading up to the main theatrical release tonight, we've heard all those things.

There was a lot of negative hype heading into Fantastic Four's debut. And social media only helped to escalate that. All any director can do is put their head down and weather the storm. Something that was exceptional hard for Josh Trank to do. He was often described as a 'problem child' in the press. And he was even 'fired' from directing the spinoff Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie. Though, he claims he quit. Anyone who's paid just a little bit of attention to the trials and tribulations of Fantastic Four know that it needed reshoots. It was considered a mess. And there were even rumors that another director had stepped into finish the job while Josh Trank was off hiding under a table somewhere. Right now, it's unclear how much any of these behind-the-scenes stories are true.

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Former ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Director Josh Trank Explains His Exit

Former ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Director Josh Trank Explains His Exit

Disney and LucasFilm have yet to announce a replacement for the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie, which is believed to hit theaters in 2018, between Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. What do you think about Josh Trank's comments? Who do you think would be the best director to replace him?

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie comes to theaters May 25th, 2018.

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Matthew Vaughn Didn't Direct ‘Fantastic Four’ Reshoots

Matthew Vaughn Didn't Direct ‘Fantastic Four’ Reshoots

The director didn't directly address the rumors that Fantastic Four will not be released in 3D, we'll have to wait and see if that turns out to be true or not. There have been rumors swirling that there was plenty of friction between Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox, which some have speculated could be the reason why he suddenly backed out of Disney's Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie, but we don't know for sure if that is the case. While we wait for more details on Fantastic Four's August 7 release, take a look at director Josh Trank's tweets below.

@Josh_Wilding Hey Josh, not true. While MV has been very supportive, he's never been to our set. There's only been 1 director of FF2015. Me.— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015

@SuperheroNewsCB Definitely not true. I haven't even met MV in person, and there were no such test screenings.— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015

@FoxisaFailure Actors shooting other movies. Pickups were scheduled in small pieces spread out over 4 months. Wasn't 4 straight months.— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015

@FoxisaFailure No idea. But I'm sure there's something better you can be doing with your time than this. Thank you for caring though.— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015

Fantastic Four was released August 7th, 2015.

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‘Fantastic Four’ Problems Got Josh Trank Fired from ‘Star Wars’?

‘Fantastic Four’ Problems Got Josh Trank Fired from ‘Star Wars’?

Last night it was announced that http://movieweb.com/star-wars-anthology-director-josh-trank/Josh Trank exited the second Star Wars spinoff after making a 'personal decision' that the project just wasn't right for him. Now, a new report claims that his behavior on the set of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot is actually what led to him being fired by Lucasfilm and Disney. Apparently, his unusual conduct on the set of that film, which opens this August, alarmed LucasFilm executives, and they felt he couldn't be trusted with the second Untitled Star Wars Anthology Movie.

Questions began to arise when Josh Trank, who is 30, did not show up for his planned appearance at this year's Star Wars Celebration. At the time, both the director and Disney claimed he was suffering from the flu. Insiders say that Disney asked him not to attend as they tried to figure out how best to move forward with Josh Trank, as they set out to build a new universe of Star Wars movies. At the time, they were undecided about his firing.

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‘Star Wars’ Anthology Movie Loses Director Josh Trank

‘Star Wars’ Anthology Movie Loses Director Josh Trank

Disney and LucasFilm have not released any plot details about this Star Wars Anthology movie at this time. The studios are currently prepping the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which stars Felicity Jones and is set for release on December 16, 2016. Josh Trank's next directorial effort, Fantastic Four, hits theaters on August 7. Who do you think should step in to replace the director? Let us know what you think below.

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie comes to theaters May 25th, 2018.

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‘Star Wars’ Celebration Adds Spinoff Directors Trank & Edwards

‘Star Wars’ Celebration Adds Spinoff Directors Trank & Edwards

Since neither of these Star Wars adventures have started production yet, there surely won't be any footage show during the hour-long presentation, but it's possible that new cast members will be revealed, or the filmmakers could also show off concept art from their movies. Rogue One only has one cast member confirmed at this time, Felicity Jones, but we reported yesterday that Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed for a lead role, although that report was not confirmed. No story details have been released, but there are rumors that the plot could follow a group of bounty hunters or space pirates trying to steal plans for the original Death Star.

As for Josh Trank's Untitled Star Wars Spin-Off, nothing is known about the story at this time. There were rumors that LucasFilm and Disney were looking to remove him from the project, but since he is coming to Star Wars Celebration, those rumors can be put to rest. Are you looking forward to learning more about these highly-anticipated spinoffs? Let us know what you think below.

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‘Fantastic Four’ Director Talks Thing and Human Torch

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Talks Thing and Human Torch

Director Josh Trank wants his ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot to stay away from the 'cartoonish' tone of the first two movies.
‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Director's First Film Was Inspired by George Lucas

‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Director's First Film Was Inspired by George Lucas

Before director Josh Trank joined the LucasFilm family, he showed an early affinity for the ‘Star Wars’ universe with his 2007 short ‘Stabbing at Leia's’.