20th Century Fox may have taken out 3 action sequences, but Fant-4-Stic director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and star Miles Teller (Divergent) were prepared to insert their own, according to the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
On set, Trank was said to be abusive and insulting to the crew and cast. The studio hadn't wanted Whiplash star Teller, but Trank had fought for him. Then he ended up almost fighting Teller, who has a reputation for sarcasm and recalcitrance while working. At one point, the conflict nearly became physical, with Trank and Teller chest to chest, daring each other to throw the first punch. Neither did.- EW
While Trank championed Teller for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, the opposite can be said of Kate Mara. According to EW, Fox demanded Mara (House of Cards) play the Invisible Woman/Sue Storm, despite Trank's strong opposition. After being overrule by Fox on that casting decision, Trank supposedly took out his frustrations on Mara. "Sources say his interactions with her at times ranged from cold to cruel," EW reports.
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