FANTASTIC FOUR Director Josh Trank Shoots Down Female Dr. Doom Rumor

We only hear about the Fantastic Four reboot when Josh Trank is denying the latest casting rumor, or a purportedly "fake" synopsis that had 20th Century Fox's lawyers in such a tizzy. So, it comes as no surprise that Trank has "debunked" THR's female Dr. Doom rumor.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/6/2014

Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that their sources had heard quite the juicy rumor: 20th Century Fox and Josh Trank ("Chronicle") are considering casting a female to play Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) in their Fantastic Four reboot. Like clockwork, Josh Trank hopped onto his Twitter account and issued yet another "denial." Which is something that he has done quite often in past. Most notably, he did it for the casting rumors involving Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station"), Miles Teller ("Whiplash"), Josh Gad ("Frozen") and the rumored synopsis that 20th Century Fox issued cease and desist notices for. Despite Trank's denials most of the trades believe Michael B. Jordan is a lock to be Johnny Storm/Human Torch and that Miles Teller is up for the role of Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards. Funny enough, besides tweeting Trank denying the Dr. Doom rumor, he also admitted that "one" of his earlier denials was not accurate. You can view those tweets below.

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ksommer - 2/6/2014, 8:06 AM
The real question, which one is true? BUM BUM BUM...
JoeMomma29 - 2/6/2014, 8:07 AM
This film sounds like a disaster in the making.
ksommer - 2/6/2014, 8:07 AM
People didn't honestly think he'd really do a female Dr Doom right?
AgentEX - 2/6/2014, 8:07 AM
The answer: Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm. Everyone's saying it's official.
ProfessorX - 2/6/2014, 8:09 AM
I hope Trank doesn't bow down to all the sexist fanboys. If there's an actress that fits the role, sign her up.
McNyagano - 2/6/2014, 8:09 AM
Thank God!
DefcoN - 2/6/2014, 8:10 AM
Josh Trank's Shooting Gallery.
ekrolo2 - 2/6/2014, 8:11 AM

Debunked rumors make it a disaster in the making? How about you wait for the official info to start coming out before calling it a disaster. Jesus, people believe any old bullshit they hear these days.
DrDoom - 2/6/2014, 8:12 AM
Can this movie just stop existing
batz11 - 2/6/2014, 8:12 AM
I'm already sick of this...
RichardBoldly - 2/6/2014, 8:14 AM
ProfessorX - 2/6/2014, 8:14 AM
THR was probably leaked those details deliberately so that Fox could see the reaction. Obviously, from all the negativity on this and other websites it appears we're still in the dark ages.
kinghulk - 2/6/2014, 8:14 AM
i hope to god hes telling the truth about this, i dont want to see them screw up Dr Doom again.
Tucks - 2/6/2014, 8:15 AM
Is it possible he was referring to my speculative article? I know he's seen because I tweeted it to him immediately after someone asked about the villain. Or should we read too far into it think it means out of the rumor he's debunked so far, one of them he outright lied about. I'm always one to doubt neither Miles Teller nor Michael B. Jordan have anything to do with this, Teller himself admits that he starts rumors about himself just to get people talking.
MrCBM56 - 2/6/2014, 8:17 AM

He never debunked Michael B. Jordan.
Doopie - 2/6/2014, 8:20 AM
i hated doom in the previous films. i hope they get him right in this one
Doopie - 2/6/2014, 8:22 AM
CubanRaftRider was a prick
jimoakley666 - 2/6/2014, 8:25 AM
This seems to be turning into this poor bastard's full time job. Just debunking shit, made up by trolls to make the nerds go into a tizz.

All I'm saying is, Trank seems to be a smart enough guy. He's a fan of the Fantastic Four. He made Chronicle, a damned good superhero movie not even based upon a comic, and Tom fuking Rothman has left Fox.
Doopie - 2/6/2014, 8:25 AM

i doom for the sequel
batz11 - 2/6/2014, 8:25 AM
Maybe somebody is confusing the porn parody with the real thing?

Female Doom, yeah, in her boom-boom...

Tucks - 2/6/2014, 8:28 AM
I'm pretty sure AMC Movie Talk is doing a segment about it today...
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/6/2014, 8:31 AM
If he adds 'Byyee' it means that he is lying
6of13 - 2/6/2014, 8:33 AM
How about Trank and Fox actually confirm something because so far almost all the news regarding this movie is receiving more negative backlash than positive. IMO, not a good way to stir up hype even if most of what he have read about this reboot is bullshit.
Tucks - 2/6/2014, 8:34 AM
@SotoJuiceMan I'm just guessing, Schnepp's tweeted it to the entire AMC panel saying "Flavor's Frothing" I don't know what the [frick] he meant by that, but the juice is worth a squeeze.
fettastic - 2/6/2014, 8:35 AM
So now Josh is ADMITTING that his debunking is bullshit!

I'm guessing that ti was the plot synopsis that Fox is sending out cease and desist letters about.
fettastic - 2/6/2014, 8:36 AM
Oh right, I forgot about his casting debunking lies.
Nomis - 2/6/2014, 8:37 AM
@ batz - LOL!!!!Doc Doom with the boom boom!
TheBaroness89 - 2/6/2014, 8:38 AM
Trank is shaping up to be a douche nozzle.
The movie hits theaters in a year and all he has done is take to twitter to debunk rumors
Tucks - 2/6/2014, 8:38 AM
Search Youtube: "AMC, today" the comma filters out older segments
TheBaroness89 - 2/6/2014, 8:39 AM
AMC movietalk is only on youtube live at 2pm est after that you can just watch a video of the show.
BatManiac - 2/6/2014, 8:42 AM
It's obvious the rumor that's true is the rumor of Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm.
SuperCat - 2/6/2014, 8:42 AM
marvel72 - 2/6/2014, 8:47 AM
one rumor true......

black human torch,i won't be watching this shit.
GoldenOne33 - 2/6/2014, 8:50 AM
So where are all of these rumors coming from he keeps debunking.They got to be coming from Fox. Or someone trying to sabotage the press of this movie.

This is ridiculious.Trabk are you lying? if you are embarrased about the project then change it, then this false rumors will not coming out!

First the villian is annihulus, then it's Dr Doom, then it's blah blah, blah.

Obvioulsy yoou are embarrased about this project.
SuperSomething616 - 2/6/2014, 8:51 AM
Yes we know you're going with a black Jonny Storm Trank...yes we are all pissed off about it...

And yes the rumors are true...this film will bomb!
Tucks - 2/6/2014, 8:57 AM
the cheerleader has white underpants... inappropriate for kids.
starfighter - 2/6/2014, 9:10 AM
Elijah Wood would make a great Sue.
Steelers4190 - 2/6/2014, 9:11 AM
Cross dressing frodo?
CherryBomb - 2/6/2014, 9:11 AM

He admitted to lying about one of the debunked rumours.
So his credibility is pretty much gone.
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