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Mark Millar is confident Josh Trank will do good work with Fantastic Four

January 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments


With all the to do around FOX/Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot being awful, a sane voice has appeared from the madness…

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar is a consultant at FOX on their Marvel movies and he has spoken to Sky Movies about Trank’s upcoming superhero movie: “Josh Trank the guy who is directing it, is a really smart guy.

“He and I spent a wee bit of time together when I was first doing this job, about a year and a half ago. And I think what Fox is doing is very clever. They’ll get a great director on board. A lot of people trust the character and just think this brand is going to be fine. But you can’t trust the brand because the brand can be done badly, you know?

“But if you get a good director that is the cornerstone you build everything on. And with Bryan Singer doing the X-Men or James Mangold doing The Wolverine, Josh Trank doing Fantastic Four – it all feels in very good hands. It all comes down to the director. It’s the same characters in all of these movies but the work stands or falls based on the director, and Josh is fantastic!

“What he is going to do is unlike I think what anybody would be anticipating. There is a cut kicking around but I haven’t seen it yet. So, I’m expecting big things.” 

The full interview is below:

Fantastic Four will land in cinemas August 7, 2015.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….