20th Century Fox is holding on to the Fantastic Four franchise and signed up Josh Trank to reboot Marvel’s First Family. Fox President Tom Rothman told Collider about the young director’s involvement with a new Fantastic Four.
“Josh Thank who did Chronicle, I think this has been reported, is gonna come on and work on a take, or a vision, that he has for it, so we’re very excited about that.
This Geek’s Opinion: I loved Chronicle. The story about three high school friends in Seattle who gain powers after exposure to an alien artifact was an exciting take on how a hero or a villain can develop. When I heard the Trank news I kept picturing the excellent Dane DeHaan as a young Puppetmaster. I know this may be sacrilege but how about a modern, edgier reboot of Marvel’s First Family without Doctor Doom? A new creator could tap into the Annihilius and Negative Zone or Red Ghost and his Super Apes. Doom could be like Blofeld in the Sean Connery 007 movies.