Fantastic Four director Josh Trank fired by Fox?

Has director Josh Trank and writer Simon Kinberg been kicked off Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot?

Jessica Alba as Sue Storm in 2005's Fantastic Four
Jessica Alba as Sue Storm in 2005’s Fantastic Four

According to Bleeding Cool, an unnamed source claims that 20th Century Fox is so unhappy with how Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is working out that they want to get rid of both the director and Simon Kinberg’s script.

Other directors have been approached, and apparently the studio has also taken issue with the cast, who have yet to sign contracts.

Screen Crush, meanwhile, have produced a counter-rumour that according to “high-level studio sources”, the studio are perfectly happy with Trank, and filming is still set to begin in six months’ time.

You know how we feel about unnamed sources, so it’s difficult to know who to believe when there’s two of them…

Fantastic Four is set to be released on 6 March 2015. You can buy Josh Trank’s Chronicle on Blu-ray for £9.75 at and find out more about the comics that inspired the film with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.