Josh Trank Sets The Record Straight On Those Plot Rumors About THE FANTASTIC FOUR

Chronicle director Josh Trank has confirmed that his Twitter account is indeed the real deal, and goes on the record to fully debunk the plot rumours which resurfaced today, saying that the only thing they got right was the name of the characters! Hit the jump for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/4/2014

Badass Digest managed to catch up with Josh Trank today to clear up those rumours about The Fantastic Four. The pretty dodgy sounding logline reappeared online today after some sites reported that they were contacted by 20th Century Fox and asked to remove it on the grounds of copyright infringement. That certainly made it appear legit! However, according to the site, "[Josh Trank] strongly, without caveat, denied the story details that led to Slashfilm getting legal attention from Fox. "The only truth in that plot description is that there are four characters named Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny," Trank told me. And he was pretty adamant. "You'll see in June of 2015," that the plot description is absolutely untrue." He also confirmed that @josh_trank is indeed his Twitter account, and is said to be extremely passionate about making the movie. What do you guys think? It should come as a relief to learn that there's no truth to that supposed story outline, but some actual details on the reboot seem to be much needed at this point...
Source: Badass Digest
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MexicanSuperman - 2/4/2014, 1:29 PM
Good job Josh. Do you have any clue about when Fox will announce casting?
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 1:30 PM
Chucky ducky.
Interestein - 2/4/2014, 1:31 PM
I want to have faith in this film, a great director, and a great pick for JOhnny Storm, but the young cast bothers me. It would be much better if it was back home at MS.
Opticblast - 2/4/2014, 1:32 PM
Well at least the release date is locked down. The rest I'm sure they'll just throw together.

Pasto - 2/4/2014, 1:32 PM
Shackadelick baby
DEVLIN712 - 2/4/2014, 1:33 PM
OpticBlast
A release DAT is just about all this film has...
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 1:35 PM
Dat? Like DAT ass?
Joementum - 2/4/2014, 1:41 PM
June 2015

Ok CBM, time to put it up on the calender(*).
DrDoom - 2/4/2014, 1:42 PM
Did you ask if the movie was going to not suck?
npamusic - 2/4/2014, 1:53 PM
so what he's saying is no young cast? lmao doubt it.
npamusic - 2/4/2014, 1:54 PM
@Alpha if they're so bothered they should reveal something, ANYTHING about the film. Official casting.. something....
Joementum - 2/4/2014, 1:54 PM
Roger Corman is his inspiration

cosmicman - 2/4/2014, 1:56 PM
BS. Fox wouldn't have asked it be take down.
cosmicman - 2/4/2014, 1:56 PM
*taken
monkeyballs - 2/4/2014, 1:58 PM
MrCBM56 - 2/4/2014, 1:58 PM
Thank [frick]ing god.
Comedian03 - 2/4/2014, 1:58 PM
This movie has had so many rumors, "facts", plotlines, stories, casting additions, things being debunked and then resurfacing, that I really have NO idea what to believe anymore lol
ekrolo2 - 2/4/2014, 1:59 PM
I wish WB did this for Batman VS Superman. Rumors can paint the wrong picture to people about your movie and I really like the fact Trank is just debunking them as fast as he can.
Omarvls - 2/4/2014, 2:00 PM
EVEN AntMan gets more love then this F4 Reboot I had forgotten it comes out 2015
Oh well
Dotanuki - 2/4/2014, 2:00 PM
I'm an unapologetic fan of Marvel Studios and it's just a shame to know that the "First Family" is going to get a working over from Fox Studios...again. Years ago when the first film was being planned their was talk of having it actually take place in the 1960's with an aesthetic that was similar to Alex Ross's work on Marvels. It's too bad that they don't do that with this one. Why not have a corner of a shared universe take place during the 60's/70's? If anything, it would make mutants and the Fantastic Four seem much more amazing and fanatastical.
LastAvenger99 - 2/4/2014, 2:00 PM
We haven't seen one thing from this movie and Josh Tank has already denied all those rumors. How about we all shut up and see something from the film first then make a decision.

SuperSomething616 - 2/4/2014, 2:01 PM
I dont care anymore...i just want all the other studios to fcuk up and lety Marvel have the rights back...

I WANT A COMPLETE SHARED MCU GOD DAMN IT!!!
ALmazing - 2/4/2014, 2:02 PM
Having the director denying the rumor is not enough to kill the rumor apparently.
ekrolo2 - 2/4/2014, 2:03 PM
@SuperSomething616

So they can [frick] up X-Men and Spider-Man like they have Thor and Iron Man HHEEEELLLL NAW.
TheRationalNerd - 2/4/2014, 2:06 PM
"THANK YOU" now can everyone pleaseeee chill out?lol
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 2:09 PM
Marvel [frick]ed up Iron Man and Thor? I honestly had no clue who Thor was UNTIL Marvel made a film about him.
pesmerga44 - 2/4/2014, 2:09 PM
Didn't Trask vehemently deny the rumors Jordan was Johnny Storm and those turned out to be true so not to sure to believe him.
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 2:10 PM
X-Men and Spider-Man have already BEEN [frick]ed.
SmokinIndo - 2/4/2014, 2:11 PM
When do the rights to this film expire so Marvel can have them back? At this point I believe Fox is too wound up with the X-Men franchise to really focus with the Fantastic Four. We've heard only rumors about this film which leads me to believe that the FF will pull a Daredevil and expire soon.
Optimus83 - 2/4/2014, 2:11 PM
Coolest. ...Fantastic Four
LastAvenger99 - 2/4/2014, 2:11 PM
I LOVE MARVEL STUDIOS BUT Hank is a 60 year old spy apparently, Wanda and Pietro are not mutants and will likely have a very bad origin, The Mandarian was a fake actor (now marvel has to make it seem it was really a different plan all along), Ultron will not be created or even linked to Hank. no Wasp although she was a founding member of the avengers and part of what holds them together, the Norse Gods are aliens and the Infinity Gems are not really gems per say but very odd nebulous objects. Black Widow isn't Russian. Tony removes his chest piece, Paul Rudd as ant-man.

one rumor comes out about this movie

U Mad
sikwon - 2/4/2014, 2:11 PM
Or.... the FF plays a role in the events of Days of Futures Past and they are trying to keep a super tite lid on it. I mean why not? Fox has no regard for the characters or story anyway so it wouodent be that bad or that far fetched.
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 2:11 PM
Optimu83

Why do you add the space between the periods?

'Coolest. ...Fantastic Four'

Shouldn't it be:

Coolest...Fantastic Four.
TuckstheHalls - 2/4/2014, 2:12 PM
Fantastic Four: Age of Annihilus
BenjiWest - 2/4/2014, 2:12 PM
Who?
TuckstheHalls - 2/4/2014, 2:12 PM
and the sequel Fantastic Four: Citizen Kang
Curmudgeon - 2/4/2014, 2:13 PM
Thing is, when Latino Review first posted that synopsis months ago, the SCREENWRITER denied that it was true. And it became one of the only dumb ass rumors that LR has ever retracted.

Now the DIRECTOR has had to debunk this shit twice more.
thewonderer - 2/4/2014, 2:13 PM
I love how everyone here finds their own reason to fuel their hatred for Fox.

Wait for announcements, not rumors, and then judge.

Most of you will hate anything they announce anyway because it's not marvel studios
ManDeth - 2/4/2014, 2:16 PM
If it's fake then why deny it at this point?? Wouldn't he welcome a bit of cover from a fake synopsis??
KINGPEN266 - 2/4/2014, 2:16 PM
LOL WAIT WHUUUUUUUU
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