February 22, 2013
Matthew Vaughn Will Produce Josh Trank's FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
Mark Millar has tweeted confirmation that Fox has landed Matthew Vaughn as a producer for Josh Trank's (Chronicle) Fantastic Four reboot. It's the first real update on the project in a very longtime since the hiring of screenwriter Jeremy Slater. This could mean that Vaughn will be apart of the casting process, helping to wrangle major talent to the reboot. The film has a set release date of March 6th 2015. While nothing is confirmed it's expected that Fantastic Four could be the next film to go into production after X-Men Days of Future Past is done shooting.
There had been some questions about Vaughn's relationship with Fox when he exited X-Men Days of Future Past to focus on The Secret Service. Matthew had also pitched his vision for Star Wars Episode VII to LucasFilm before J.J. Abrams ultimately landed the gig. Kick-Ass 2 which is another project Matthew has produced will be released later this year.