Early on, Trank battled Fox to have Miles Teller cast as the team's leader, Reed Richards. While the studio relented, it retaliated by forcing him to use Kate Mara as Reed's costar, Sue Storm. And despite pushing for Teller, Entertainment Weekly reports that the director and the movie's star nearly came to blows: "Things got so bad at one point, in fact, that Trank and Teller's disagreement brought them chest-to-chest, daring one another to throw the first punch." Meanwhile, more sources claim that Trank treated Mara poorly after Fox forced her into the production.
And that's not even all of it: reports have swirled about an ongoing dispute between Trank and the landlord of his New Orleans-house rental. Trank and his dogs allegedly caused over $100,000 worth of damage to the house—his temporary home during the shoot—and that attempts to evict Trank were met with yet more damage to the property and its contents. The landlord filed a complaint with the sheriff's department and then filed a civil suit against Trank. In all, it doesn't sound like the director made too many friends while shooting Fantastic Four.