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Fantastic Four director Josh Trank says his producers did not want to cast a black actor as Sue Storm

The last interpretation of the first Marvel superhero team released in 2015 to some of the worst reviews ever
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 07, 2020 19:04 IST
Fantastic Four director Josh Trank says his producers did not want to cast a black actor as Sue Storm

Fantastic Four is known as the first superhero team to have ever appeared in a Marvel comic book. Despite the fact that its history surpasses that of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four has yet to make a mark on the big screen. In its last appearance Fantastic Four released in 2015 to some harsh reviews from critics and fans alike.
 
The Josh Trank helmed film was poorly conceived and lacked any sheer coherence. Trank has also given many controversial interviews about the film ever since. In a recent interview Trank has revealed that he originally wanted to cast a black actor in the role of Sue Storm. Trank has said that his producers rejected this idea and were angry at him about it.
 
Speaking with Geeks of Colour Trank said, 'There were a lot of controversial conversations that were had behind-the-scenes on that. I was mostly interested in a black Sue Storm, a black Johnny Storm and a black Franklin Storm.'
 
'But when you're dealing with a studio on a massive movie like that, everybody wants to keep an open mind to who the big stars are going to be. When it came down to it, I found a lot of pretty heavy pushback on casting a black woman in that role,' he added.
 
Trank concluded saying, 'I'm somebody who always talks about standing up for what I believe in, even if it means burning my career out, and I feel bad that I didn't take it to the mat with that issue. I feel like I failed in that regard.'


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