It’s only been a month since news broke of Josh Trank’s decision to pull out of the rebooted Star Wars universe, after the Fantastic Four helmer was due to direct the second of Disney’s standalone features.
Fast forward to the here and now and Trank himself has opened up about his decision to exit the project and claimed it was the hardest decision he’s ever had to make.
Speaking in an interview the The Los Angeles Times, here’s what the filmmaker had to share:
“I knew that this was going to be questioned and it was going to come under skepticism as to why I left Star Wars. And it was hard. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life.”
When we first caught wind of the departure, the director chalked up the parting of ways to personal issues. However, more details began to surface about Trank’s behaviour on-set and we learned that he was often acting “erratic” and “irrational.”
Commitments to Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot aside, it appears to be the case that both Disney and Lucasfilm pumped the brakes on the second standalone film, and Trank’s departure was on the cards for some time given that he was a no-show at Anaheim’s Star Wars event back in April.
In response to these accusations, Trank stated that everything reported was categorically false.
“None of those facts were true — and any of the facts that were true were spun in such a maliciously wrong way.”
Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm has offered details of a potential replacement for Josh Trank on his Star Wars standalone movie, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more.
Source: LA Times