‘Fantastic Four’ Director Denies Recent Plot Synopsis

If last week’s rumored Fantastic Four plot synopsis had you worried about the upcoming reboot, perhaps you’ll sleep easier knowing director Josh Trank says it true.

“That synopsis is definitely not the synopsis or anything close to the synopsis, he wrote on Twitter. “I don’t know who put that out.”

The rumored synopsis posited a new origin for Marvel’s first family, more in line with the characters’ Ultimate appearance than their traditional story.

As of now, the Fantastic Four reboot is without any confirmed actors, although Michael B. Jordan is widely considered a lock to play Johnny Storm. Other actors testing for roles include Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Richard Madden, and House of Cards actress Kate Mara.

Fantastic Four hits theaters on June 19, 2015.

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  • lewis4510

    If Michael B. Jordan were “widely considered to be a lock” you’d think they would have made an announcement before now. Unless they’ll wait until the others are cast to make the announcement.

  • Mike McTighe

    I heard an interesting rumor that maybe he’s not Human Torch, but Thing. Not entirely impossible since Millar (their comic advisor at Fox) had originally wanted to make Thing black in Ultimates, even had drawings of a black Ben Grimm, but changed it for whatever reason before the book came out.

  • Jimmy Russell

    Hopefully this will lead to more superheros being made african american as there are far too many whites in superhero movies

  • Jeff Gutman

    Great news! Thank god that isn’t the actual plot…. I feel better knowing that.

  • uatu13

    If you want more minorities in comics, then support those comics. Swapping races of existing characters is racist and pandering.

  • randomizer9870

    Instead, why don’t they just make more movies focused on black superheroes instead of needlessly converting white heroes into black ones. Black Panther, Luke Cage, Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Cyborg are just a few of the great black heroes that can he t their own movies.

  • lostkitty

    Best comment I have ever read regarding this issue in the comics world!

  • FromTheAshes21

    I am psyched Luke Cage is getting his own series on Netflix, as well as inclusion in Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, & the Defenders, but still hope that also has the potential to spin out to a big screen appearance, too. I’ve also heard The Falcon & War Machine may have roles in Avengers 2.

  • DaveACIM

    how about….sticking to the original FF story!!! which made them one of the top superhero comics of the last 50 years!! how about–sticking to the original characters, some of the most iconic and well loved of all comic history!! just a thought–oh, and have the real Dr Doom (the one Darth Vader was based on), and how about the Black Panther??? please do this right–oh, and Miles Teller is NOT Mr Fantastic–read the FF books that made them great–the Lee Kirby ones, issues 30ish -80ish—maybe the best 50 comic run in history–

  • DaveACIM

    agreed

  • dakotain

    Let’s flip that around:

    “…there are far too many blacks in superhero movies”

    Makes you sound like a racist asshat, doesn’t it?

    Guess what. Your original statement makes you sound like a racist asshat too.

  • dakotain

    Heimdall

    Nick Fury

    The Kingpin

    Catwoman

    The Human Torch

    All examples of pandering. Instead of bringing actual minority characters to the screen, Marvel takes an established character and makes them black and then high-fives all around for “being inclusive”.

    Where are Black Panther, Luke Cage, Cyborg, Amazing Man, Steel ( We will pretend Shaq never happened!), Deathlok, Misty Knight, or Dagger (Cloak & Dagger)? Just to name a few.

  • Jimmy Russell

    you CANNOT be racist against whites, sorry.