Fantastic Four, the just-released superhero reboot film, has been receiving scathing reviews so far from critics. While the $120 million blockbuster is yet more proof that nobody seems to know how to make a good film out of Marvel’s family superhero unit, director Josh Trank claims that his earlier version of the film would have been much better.
Trank took to Twitter yesterday to voice his frustrations, saying “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.”
While the tweet — which has since been deleted — doesn’t blame anyone directly for making changes to the film, it’s been known for awhile that production was rife with turmoil and Trank seems to insinuate that producers at Fox were to blame for changing his film for the worse.
It’s always disheartening to see directors clash with studio brass on big projects, especially when it happens to a guy like Trank, whose 2012 small-scale superhero film Chronicle was a great film and helped him land the Fantastic Four directing gig. On the bright side, if Fantastic Four sputters at the box office, at least we’ll be one step closer to Marvel reacquiring the rights and finally doing the comic series justice on the big screen.
(Via: AV Club)