There may be more to Josh Trank leaving the Star Wars stand-alone movie than just “personal reasons” and it could involve the Fantastic Four. Reports that Trank was “erratic” and at times “very isolated” while making the Fox film. The source said Trank did not offer clear direction, “If you’ve got someone who can’t answer questions or who isn’t sure or is in hiding, that’s not good.”
It is said that producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker has to step in to help finish the film, taking time away from them producing X-Men: Apocalypse. Reshoots were being done as recently as last month with them taking place on the weekends because some of the actors were already on to other projects. They also added Stephen Rivkin (Avatar) to help Elliot Greenberg (Chronicle) edit the film because of Trank’s performance.
Kinberg is producing the Star Wars stand-alone film and is said to have spoken to Kathleen Kennedy about his displeasure with Trank. This leading to Trank not appearing at the Star Wars Celebration and then exiting the film all together.
This is of course all pieced together from “sources”. Fox has said it is very happy with the Fantastic Four and can’t wait for people to see it. Disney has declined to comment.