There is a chance the new cast, director, and script will be replaced, and a completely new team recast, for the Fantastic Four reboot.
Superhero breaking news website Breaking Cool reported Fox is looking to replace director Josh Trank and the script by Simon Kinberg, and recommence filming six months later.
According to Breaking Cool’s “rather well-connected source,” Fox is also having “casting issues.” This could mean that the current slate of lead actors, Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) as Sue storm, aka Invisible Girl; Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”) as Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic; Jamie Bell (“Jumper”) was cast as Ben Grimm, aka The Thing; and Michael B. Jordan (“That Awkward Moment”) as Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch, could too be recast.
Screen Crush has since cited “some high-level studio sources,” whom denied that a filming crisis was taking place, and that Josh Trank is still slated to shoot the film on April 21.
In response, Breaking Cool claims that their “sources were impeccable,” and hints that their sources were approached by Fox to replace the current crew.
Assuming the rumors remain rumors, the Fantastic Four reboot should hit theaters June 19, 2015.