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Vaughn Producing Fantastic Four Reboot
Josh Trank still on to direct

23 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Mark Millar

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Since stepping aside from the job on X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Matthew Vaughn may no longer be directly engaged as director in any of the Fox Marvel movies. But he’s certainly staying involved, as Mark Millar has tweeted that he’ll help with the Fantastic Four reboot.

Chronicle’s Josh Trank has been attached to direct for a while now, and with Millar hired last September as overall keeper of the Marvel flame for 20th Century Fox, it makes sense to have someone with directing experience liaising between him, the studio and Trank.

Though we’re 100 per cent convinced Trank can do a good job, making a good Fantastic Four film is a tricky proposition (as Tim Story, who took the first two stabs a few years ago, can attest). And with Vaughn able to provide advice and any necessary help wrangling a massive superhero adventure, it just makes us more confident.

With a 2015 release date set, we’d expect the film to push through development a little further before casting announcements are made, but Vaughn’s presence likely mean things are starting to heat up.

As for his own work, Vaughn has produced Kick-Ass 2, and is still working out what his next directing gig will be.


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Not so Fantastic...
My problem with FF is that Mr F and invisible are not strong characters really. Mr F is too smart in the comics he's not relatable, and sue storm is either a sex object or a mother figure. The bad guys are all silly apart from doom too. Perhaps they should do some sort of camp 60's homage like star trek...fun and light? More

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RE: Vaughn Producing Fantastic Four Reboot
No you're not alone; FF was a breath of fresh air from the usual dark, disturbed characters of modern day comic book adaptations. Silver surfer was definitely one for the Christmas dinner table though!! More

Posted by ravimalik at 18:40 on 26 February 2013 | Report This Post

I hated the last two F4 films - but that was mostly Jessica Alba's fault. More

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Fantastic Four Reboot so soon?
Am I alone in liking the Fantastic Four movie but thinking the sequel was a turkey? More

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