Chronicle director Josh Trank says he made sure that the sequel didn't happen

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Josh Trank has opened up about a planned sequel to hit Chronicle, admitting he made sure it didn't go ahead.

The Fantastic Four director helped make his name with the 2012 sci-fi thriller, which follows three teenagers who develop telekinetic abilities.

However, a sequel was touted with writer Max Landis (who left in 2013) working on a script, something that Trank described as "fine" but having "nothing to do with why I wanted to do" the original movie.

Speaking of purposefully stalling its progress because he didn't want to see a sequel, Trank explained to Polygon: "I made it difficult for them to set up meetings. I was dodgy about stuff. I did a lot of shitty things.

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"Because I really didn't ever want to see Chronicle 2 happen. That was my worst nightmare. First of all, I'm not doing it. Second, if somebody else does it, then you know it's gonna be a piece of shit."

During the interview, Trank also spoke about his departure from a planned Boba Fett Star Wars movie, claiming that he "quit" before he could be fired.

"I quit because I knew I was going to be fired if I didn't quit," he said.

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He also talked about what went wrong with his widely-panned Fantastic Four reboot in the expansive and detailed interview, explaining that issues began from the early development phase.

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