20th Century Fox have set fanboy tongues wagging with a pair of new announcements concerning reboots for two of its superhero franchises,
Fantastic Four will be the first of the two to arrive, with Chronicle director Josh Trank set to begin production on the project after fellow Marvel offerings The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class 2 are up and running. A release date will be revealed in due course.
Meanwhile, the studio is also searching for a new director for the Daredevil reboot after David Slade dropped out of the hotseat. Scheduling problems were to blame for that exit, but a script is reportedly ready to go, with David James Kelly having performed the latest rewrite.
It's exciting news for fans of both properties, with previous big-screen adaptations having fallen somewhere short of expectations. Trank is a particularly encouraging appointment, having shown an aptitude for all things super with his work on Chronicle , which brought a fresh perspective to the usual spandex-clad capering.
No casting has been confirmed as yet, but expect the wheels to begin turning on Fantastic Four now that a director is officially in place. Let the rumours and speculation commence!
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