Don’t mess with Steven Spielberg.
In a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winner managed to sneak in a very subtle diss aimed at Fantastic Four director Josh Trank.
Spielberg and longtime collaborators Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and producer Frank Marshall were discussing the casual way they pick filmmakers, particularly newcomers, for franchises like Jurassic World and Star Wars, when writer Kim Masters asked how they avoid selecting young directors who might crash and burn, specifically citing Trank. Spielberg had a surprising reply.
“Who is that?” he asked. …