The word is that Fox isn’t happy with the way production is going with Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. So much so that according to sources at Bleeding Cool, the studio has ordered extensive reshoots in Louisiana.
The high profile reboot is less than seven months away from hitting theaters but the studio have kept things unusually low key. As of the writing of this article, they have yet to release a trailer, clip or even an official production photo. This has left many fans suspicious about the film’s quality and this bit of news probably won’t help matters either. One of the sources has gone so far as to call the whole thing “a mess.”
Fox was quick to try to put the rumors to rest. They admitted to ordering a few days of “additional photography”, but said that it’s a relatively standard thing to do. Presumably as a further attempt to show their confidence in the film they also announced the first Fantastic Four reboot trailer will finally be premiered in front of their upcoming film Kingsmen: The Secret Service which is due to hit theaters next month. Whether this was Fox’s plan all along or just a quick attempt to appease restless fans is anyone’s guess.
Interestingly enough however, Kingsmen director Matthew Vaughn has voiced his support for Fantastic Four saying that “If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this.” I’ll admit I’m not completely sold on Fantastic Four just yet but Vaughn’s praise is encouraging me to keep an open mind. He’s had plenty of experience making good comic book movies and has also had to deal with his fair share of pre-release skepticism while making them (not unlike the kind Trank is going through now), so if he says Fantastic Four reboot is good, then I’m inclined to give the benefit of the doubt.
Do you think these reshoots are a bad sign for the Fantastic Four reboot? Do you believe Matthew Vaughn’s claims? Are you excited to finally being able to see a trailer? Tell us your thought in the comment section below.
Source: Bleeding Cool