Bleeding Cool ran a story claiming that not only was Fox dumping Josh Trank from Fantastic Four, they were getting rid of the script and the cast. That's a big deal, because Fox is staring down a deadline - if they don't get a Fantastic Four movie rolling, they lose the characters back to Marvel, just as they lost Daredevil.
Turns out it's not true. We reached out to source at Fox and got this:
Utterly false. We start April 21st.
Well, there you go. I'm disappointed so many sites ran this story without simply reaching out to the studio for confirmation. Sure, sometimes they lie, but this source is trusted and this denial is firm.
So what happened here? Was someone pantsing Bleeding Cool? Or is someone trying to cause trouble for Fantastic Four? A lot of fans who don't like the idea of a black Human Torch were probably hoping this was true, as were many who want Marvel Studios to get their First Family back.
I have a lot of faith in Trank and can't wait to see what he does.