Chronicle Director Josh Trank Developing A Fantastic Four Reboot!


Fans who  lost faith in the Fantastic Four film franchise can rejoice. Tim Rothman, the CEO of 20th Century Fox, recently confirmed that Josh Trank, director of the critically-acclaimed found footage superhero flick, Chronicle, has begun work on a Fantastic Four reboot. Not much else is known at this point, but if Trank is involved in the film’s development, things may look up for the franchise.

Even before Chronicle was released back in February, there was talk that Trank was directly involved in the film’s conception. But he denied it, and that, coupled with rumors that he was also set to direct a Venom film, threw the possibility of a new, better Fantastic Four film into uncertainty.

Now, however, the head of 20th Century Fox has said not only is Trank directly involved in the film’s development, but he also might direct it as well.

What do you all think? Should the Fantastic Four return to the big screen or should the studio just let the franchise die?


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  • Well, we all know who won’t be returning to reprise his role. Captain America, I mean, the Human Torch

  • Rabbitshooter92

    I didn’t hate the first series but I’m glad they are going to give it another shot

  • Gavin

    I’m not sure what else they plan to do with it. I honestly think they should let it die. Fantastic Four was great in the comics, but I don’t think it’s right for the big screen.

    •  Well I can tell you what they are planning on doing. They are going and try to tie it into the Avengers. It might work, but at this point I agree. Let it die

      • a smart guy

        Huh? The Avengers movie is owned by Disney, who bought out Marvel. However, Marvel sold Fox the movie rights to the Fantastic Four before the merger. The only reason they did not include the Skrull or Kree in the Avengers movie is because Fox owned the rights to them for the FF movies. A tie in to the Avengers seems highly unlikely. This is probably an annoying move to prevent the contract for the Skrull and Kree expiring, and thus preventing Disney from including them in the Avengers 2.

        •  Maybe. I did not know that Disney did not own the rights to the Fantastic Four, so in that case they may not be going to do that

        • What you say is true, Fantastic Four movie rights were sold to Fox. Fox owns them, and they will not, therefore, be included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

          However, what you said about the Kree and the Skrull is not true. Thought Fox DOES have the rights to use them in a film, they are not exclusive. Kevin Fiege has stated that both Fox and Marvel/Disney could choose to make movies including the Kree/Skrull. The same is true of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two mutants who were included when Fox bought the rights to the X-Men movies. Wolverine, for instance, will never be included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because Fox has exclusive rights. But Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are unique in that they can potentially be used by either party or both parties simultaneously. The studios would not work together. With any interpretation of Kree/Skrull, Scarlet Witch, or Quicksilver, each studio would be hiring different actors and making completely different and separate cinematic interpretations.

          As further note, X-Men and Fantastic 4 are not the only movie rights that Marvel no longer holds. Spider-man movie rights were bought by Sony, and obviously they aren’t giving those up anytime soon either.

      • Gavin

         I seriously doubt it’s going to be an Avengers tie-in. You can only fit in so much super hero into one movie. They simply wouldn’t have enough screen time to combine two hero organizations, nor do I think they would be inclined to do so. Besides, think about the setting. Captain America runs on that glowy blue element. Iron Man is the same. Thor similarly. The Fantastic Four all got blasted with “cosmic rays” while in space. Two totally different contexts. It simply wouldn’t make sense for them to be in the same movie.

  • guest

    I hate reboots. Completely a waste of time when the actual movies weren’t that bad and it’s not like they released twenty years ago. Let it die

  • Okyxx3

    I actually loved the first too, but i’m glad they are going to reboot the film. I’m excited. I deff think Disney/Marvel should deff have the rights of FF, and they take charge in re-booting it, i think it would have more succes, but either way im excited to see whats gonna happen.