In a recent interview for Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex, Fantastic Four director, Josh Trank some new light was shed upon why he has decided to not helm an upcoming Star Wars spin-off film.
He gave some more insight into his decision by stating:
He also elaborated on his relationship with Lucasfilm.
This should come as no surprise to those that have been following the controversy surrounding him for the past year. Trank has been recently caught up in a swirl of fan criticism and controversy mainly pertaining to the upcoming Fantastic Four film.
Not only has he been criticized from fans of the comics, but has been accused of multiple negligent actions. The most notable accusation is that during the filming of Fantastic Four in New Orleans his dogs caused upwards of $100,000 in damages to a house that he had been renting out. This is a rumor that he persistently denies.
He was also rumored to have had a feud with Fantastic Four co-writer Simon Kinberg, who also happens to be the producer of the aforementioned Star Wars spin-off film.
It seems likely that much of the fan criticism, and allegations may not have been so obvious as many assumed.
Fantastic Four will hit theaters on August 7th of this year.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex