“Fantastic Four,” which was released Friday, has been taking a clobbering from movie critics. Director Josh Trank took to Twitter Thursday night to blame 20th Century Fox for the film's negative reviews.
In a tweet that has since been deleted but that Variety was able to capture, Trank said, “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.”
The director was rumored to be the cause of some problems during the filming of the movie. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Trank was erratic, at times isolated and did not offer clear direction. “If you've got someone who can't answer questions or who isn't sure or is in hiding, that's not good,” the source dished. Trank was supposed to direct the second Star Wars stand-alone film, but he has since walked away from the project citing personal reasons.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Miles Teller who plays Reed Richards in “Fantastic Four,” advised other actors taking superhero roles to stay off the Internet and not read into the negatives. “It's bigger than you are. The 'Fantastic Four' has been around for a long time, and it will continue long after we stop playing these characters. So yeah, just understand that," he dished.
“Fantastic Four” is an attempt to reboot the Marvel franchise after eight years of no installments. The 2005 movie “Fantastic Four” starred Chris Evans and Jessica Alba. Both went on to star in the 2007 sequel, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”