Thursday 21 September 2017

Fantastic Four flop director says his ‘fantastic version’ would have had great reviews

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It's probably a rather difficult week for Josh Trank, director of Fantastic Four, the latest offering from the Marvel stable.

Reviews of the film have ranged from scathing to lukewarm, and although the box office may prove otherwise, at least commercially, it is already being deemed a critical flop.

Currently the reboot is hitting a rather acrid 9 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and it's generally being deemed one of the weakest Marvel films ever.

Trank yesterday took to Twitter to state that he had made a superior film to the one currently arriving in theatres globally.

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"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."

He has since deleted the tweet, which suggested he may have been at odds with Fox over changes to the film and blames these changes for the bad reviews.

The film had reshoots just three months ago and The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year reported that insiders said Trank was "erratic" and "very isolated" on set.

Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, releases today.

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