Fantastic Four's Josh Trank got "heavy pushback" for trying to cast a Black Sue Storm

Josh Trank has been making the rounds of late, drumming up support for his new Tom Hardy film Capone—and, perhaps inevitably, fielding plenty of questions about the apparent self-destruction of the 2015 Fantastic Four movie, an endeavor that functionally immolated his then-rising career.

Trank has been fairly insistent in interviews that he’s got few regrets about the film, despite all the conflicts and meddling that took place during its filming. But he did describe one moment of deep contrition about its creation, one that he expressed to First Cut’s The Meaning Of podcast this week: Not walking away from the movie after producers made it clear he wouldn’t be allowed to cast a Black actress as Susan Storm.

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