Trailers for Josh Trank's reboot of the Fantastic Four are running in theaters this weekend before Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But the news Trank made yesterday was from a different franchise. The director has decided to leave the Star Wars Anthology film that has been in development for the last year.
After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn't be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.
Trank was scheduled to appear at the Star Wars Celebration on April 19th but was a last minute cancellation due to illness. No news on who will replace him was released.