Is Josh Trank's career in Hollywood about to tank? As you may know, he was recently removed as director on the upcoming Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. It was said he got the boot after he displayed some very disturbing behavior on the set of Fantastic Four. While we know that 20th Century Fox demanded reshoots on their superhero reboot, it was also stated that Josh Trank was directing these new scenes. But that may not be the case. A new report claims that Matthew Vaughn, director of Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men: First Class, actually had to step in and take over.
The news comes from Superhero News, who are revered as a quite reliable source. They claim that Matthew Vaughn was asked to step in and director the Fantastic Four reshoots we heard about this past April to ensure the movie fits inline with the studio's X-Men franchise. It had previously been reported that the director was present during these reshoots, but this is the first we're hearing that he actually took control of the ship.
As you may have noticed, the film is no longer being promoted as a 3D release. Superhero News go onto report that Fox has completely scrapped their 3D plans, instead utilizing that budget on these reshoots, and to help improve the story. Will having Matthew Vaughn behind the lens for reshoots help the movie? Is any of this true? We'll have to wait and see, but if Josh Trank bails on the upcoming press tour, we can probably guess that there is a lot of truth to this latest report. What do you think?