The on-again off-again rumor about Josh Trank directing a Fantastic Four reboot is back on again. According to Deadline, Fox has officially signed Josh Trank to direct a Fantastic Four movie. The Fantastic Four reboot will reportedly be the next Marvel property to get a release date from FOX. It will still be after The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class sequel which are already on the fast track.
After Josh Trank’s Chronicle movie became a big hit, it’s no surprise that he has become a hot property in the world of superhero movies. He has also been linked to a possible Venom spin-off movie from Sony.
Don’t look for Chris Evans to reprise his role as the Human Torch however. The Fantastic Four will be rebooted with a completely new cast. Chris Evans is probably pretty happy headlining Captain America 2 anyway.