There’s no official announcement, and some comments from actor Michael B. Jordan indicated it was unlikely. Now, producer Simon Kinberg has one and for all put to bed the speculation about Josh Trank’s upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot appearing at the San Diego Comic Con this week.
Kinberg tells Latino Review that the reason for the absence is purely one of practicality – they’re still filming, on a very tight deadline, and there just isn’t any material ready to show yet:
“No, I can definitively officially tell you that there will not be anything from Fantastic Four at this year’s Comic Con. We are still very much in the middle of shooting and we don’t want to show anything until it’s ready and it’s not ready yet.
We want the first stuff that we show from the film to really blow people away, and it will but we have got to wait until it’s ready. We are hopefully going to be refining the way the people see the Fantastic Four movies.
There are so many things we are doing different from the previous film and so many things different from other comic books films. When we really step forward we want it to be with our best foot forward. Instead of rushing something together for the Con we’d rather really wait until we have that perfect first image, perfect first sequence and first scene to show people.
And I know that there’s a lot of people that think that’s the big surprise from Fox this year at the Con and knowing that I’m talking to a reporter and I’m going on record that I’m saying unfortunately that will not be a surprise for the fans of Comic-Con this year.
Obviously the Comic-Con world is incredible important to Fantastic Four and because of that we want to give them the best version of what we are making.”
As previous Comic Con’s have demonstrated – if your product is not ready to show, better not to bring it at all.