FANTASTIC FOUR Helmer Josh Trank explains why he decided to leave his STAR WARS movie


Polygon has a fascinating feature in which they speak frankly to The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank on his career, and among the topics discussed was the Star Wars film, he was once attached to the bar of Lucasfilm.

As you may remember, he was one of the first filmmakers to be introduced to Disney’s Galaxy Far, Far Away after J.J. Abrams was drafted the force awakens, and it was widely believed that he would bring Boba Fett back to the big screen. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy praised what he brought to the franchise, but things went wrong shortly after.

The site explains this word of The Fantastic FourThe troubled production reached Lucasfilm (probably via producer Simon Kinberg who served as the studio’s “consultant” while working on this Marvel movie), and Trank withdrew from Star Wars Celebration due to a bad case of “Flu”.

Shortly after, the trades reported that he had been released, but Trank has now confirmed that he had not only pronounced a “three act pitch” for a Boba Fett film, but also that he was never dismissed.

“I quit because I knew I was going to be fired if I didn’t” he admits on the site.

It’s no secret that The Fantastic Four was a troubled production, and it seems that what happened with this film ruined Trank’s chances of directing a Boba Fett fallout and derailed his career for a while. Now, however, he returned to Hollywood with Capone with Tom Hardy, and it’s obviously going to be interesting to see if he chooses to try another blockbuster across the board.

However, it is difficult not to be disappointed not to have seen Boba Fett in the movies…


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