• Josh Trank Wanted to Quit Fantastic Four Over One Casting Choice

    1 month ago - By Coming Soon

    Josh Trank wanted to quit Fantastic Four over one casting choice
    Five years later, it's no secret that the Josh Trank-helmed reboot of the previously Fox-owned Fantastic Four franchise was riddled with production issues and studio interference and in a new interview with Geeks of Color , the 36-year-old filmmaker revealed that the first sign of his trouble came with trying to cast a black woman in the role of Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman.
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    Trank said that after he made the decision to cast Michael B...
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  • Josh Trank Wanted a Black Actress to Play Sue Storm in His Fantastic Four Reboot

    Josh Trank Wanted a Black Actress to Play Sue Storm in His Fantastic Four Reboot

    1 month ago - By Super Hero Hype

    According to Josh Trank, 20th Century Fox refused to let him cast an actress of color as the Invisible Woman in his Fantastic Four movie.
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  • Josh Trank Says He Should Have Left ‘Fantastic Four' When Fox Didn't Let Him Cast a Black Sue Storm

    Josh Trank Says He Should Have Left ‘Fantastic Four' When Fox Didn't Let Him Cast a Black Sue Storm

    1 month ago - By Slash Film

    In a recent profile of Fantastic Four director Josh Trank , the filmmaker said he slept with a gun by his bed because of threats he was receiving online due to his decision to cast a black actor as Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch. Now Trank says he initially tried to cast a black woman to play Johnny's sister, Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman, in the 2015 movie, but that he encountered “quite a bit of heavy pushback” from the studio and essentially wasn't allowed to.
    “There were a lot of controversial conversations that were had behind the scenes on that,” Trank said to Geeks of Color...
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  • FANTASTIC FOUR Director Josh Trank Recalls "Heavy Pushback" For Trying To Cast A Black Sue Storm

    1 month ago - By Comic Book Movie

    In 2015's Fantastic Four , Johnny Storm was played by Michael B. Jordan, while his father, Franklin, was brought to the big screen by the late, great Reg E. Cathey. That meant Kate Mara's Sue Storm was adopted, but the biggest "controversy" surrounding the film was the fact the Human Torch was being portrayed by a black man.
    Stan Lee even issued a statement reminding fans that the Marvel Universe was supposed to be a diverse place, and that characters should not be defined by their race.
    During a recent interview, director Josh Trank revealed that he wanted to cast a black woman as Sue...
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