UPDATE #2: Fox Reportedly Dumps FANTASTIC FOUR Director, Writer And Cast

According to a new report, 20th Century Fox have decided to not only drop Chronicle director Josh Trank and X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg from The Fantastic Four, but possibly even the entire cast. Where do they go from here? Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/14/2014

Well, did anyone see this coming? Bleeding Cool have just posted the following, claiming that The Fantastic Four may be in even more trouble than we imagined. "I’ve learnt from a rather well-connected source that, as the title says, Fox has dumped Fantastic Four director John Trank and the script by Simon Kinberg and are actively looking for replacements. Six months before they are due to shoot, for 2015 release. Oh, yes, and there are now casting issues from the studio too." Now, I know it would be easy to dismiss this as nonsense, but Bleeding Cool aren't the kind of site to run a story like this without being pretty certain of their sources. They've also got a lot right in the past, so it's a safe bet that there's something to this. If so, we could be looking at two outcomes: Fox lets the rights revert to Marvel Studios or rush out a version which would be even more hastily thrown together than Trank's (it may feel like it's been in pre-production forever, but they've only recently finished the script and begun the casting process). What do you think?

UPDATE: On the other hand...








UPDATE #2: Bleeding Cool have now responded to the above denials with the following:

"[We] remain confident in out source. Bleeding Cool suggests that if Fox really would like to stomp on the rumour, they stop approaching folk to replace the director and to write a new screenplay."
Source: Bleeding Cool
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anthonyEstark - 3/14/2014, 2:18 PM
Well, that was unexpected. Great find!
DrDoom - 3/14/2014, 2:18 PM
I NEED A SOURCE

THERE IS HOPE
Brainiac13 - 3/14/2014, 2:19 PM
I hope they dump the cast as well!

JordanKing - 3/14/2014, 2:19 PM
WHAT?!
themidnightking - 3/14/2014, 2:20 PM
Revert!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WorstUserNameEver - 3/14/2014, 2:20 PM
REVERT!
MrSotoMan - 3/14/2014, 2:20 PM
Say WHAT!!?!?!?!?!?! That's insane!
Destined - 3/14/2014, 2:21 PM
Wow...
GizmoEl - 3/14/2014, 2:21 PM
Whoa. Whoaaa
Tainted87 - 3/14/2014, 2:21 PM
This could be hilarious news if accurate...
MrSotoMan - 3/14/2014, 2:21 PM
This could be insane if true, no shit, effing insane!
Ramiel - 3/14/2014, 2:22 PM
If this is true, then HAHAHAHAHAHA!
GuardianAngel - 3/14/2014, 2:22 PM
First poster for Fantastic Four!

Interestein - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
IF THIS IS TRUE I WILL BE SAD BUT HAPPY BECAUSE I LOVE TRANK AS A DIRECTOR, BUT MARVEL GETS IT BACK, PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE.
Kurne - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
..............
anthonyEstark - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
Hey Josh, come back on chat!
DrDoom - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
THERE IS A SOURCE!

LATVERIA!

REJOICE!

WE MIGHT GET TO GO HOME YET!
JerBear - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
Why is this funny? Hahaha!
Kurne - 3/14/2014, 2:23 PM
Should I be laughing yet or wait for Trank to take to Twitter?
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 2:24 PM
Well, that came out from the left field...
ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 2:24 PM
Nomis - 3/14/2014, 2:24 PM


LOL!!!!!!
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 2:24 PM
Did I use that expression right? I'm not American.
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 2:25 PM
Well, I'll be hanging around here. This thread should be fun.
Kurne - 3/14/2014, 2:25 PM
Lol these rights are GONE if this is true. They were supposed to start filming last month...
MrSotoMan - 3/14/2014, 2:25 PM
So far only Bleeding Cool has posted this...so I'll wait till other sites say this is true, till then who knows.
GareBear36 - 3/14/2014, 2:25 PM
When does it revert?
ALmazing - 3/14/2014, 2:26 PM
If true

Reaction GIF: facepalm
themidnightking - 3/14/2014, 2:26 PM
If this is true...
Hellsing - 3/14/2014, 2:26 PM
Thats just [frick]ing strange, I mean you just finalized your cast and now you wanna revamp everyting fox it!
ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 2:26 PM
IF this story is true, then this is just a [frick]ing disaster.
MrSotoMan - 3/14/2014, 2:27 PM
This is very very strange.
Prime - 3/14/2014, 2:27 PM
It's time for FF to go home.
Nomis - 3/14/2014, 2:27 PM
@ 0megaDaGod - AMEN BROTHER!!! AMEN!

themidnightking - 3/14/2014, 2:27 PM
^shit wrong gif
MrMartinMarvel - 3/14/2014, 2:28 PM
HOLY SHIT! YES!!!! THANK YOU JESUS! THANK YOU!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Unless this isn't true in which case…[frick].
Viltrumite - 3/14/2014, 2:28 PM
What the actual hell? If this is true, this is extremely unexpected. Miles Teller said a few days ago that filming was set to start on April 7, so this is really sudden. What the hell is going on with this film?
TheBeard - 3/14/2014, 2:28 PM
PLEASE BE TRUE PLEASE BE TRUE PLEASE BE TRUE

MrSotoMan - 3/14/2014, 2:28 PM
@MrBlackJack- Exactly, what the hell, this is rather very very strange, but someone or some THING has been dumped.
Nick56 - 3/14/2014, 2:28 PM
I doubt this is true. Sounds too ridiculous. Plus Teller was on Letterman a couple nights ago and everything seemed fine.
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