Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has taken to social media pay tribute to the late Stan Lee who passed away at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, CA earlier today.
In his post, Trank shared an exchange he had with Lee, along with a touching tribute to the Marvel icon in which he expresses that he let him down with the 2015 Fantastic Four film:
Though you could say I let him down, Stan Lee kept in touch. Today we say goodbye to one of the greatest creative icons in history, someone who always reminded us his humanity was not a secret identity. Rest in peace, Stan. ❤ pic.twitter.com/ZreHPPMiZ3
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) November 12, 2018
The $122 million-budgeted superhero film was neither a critical nor commercial success, banking only $56 million at the domestic box office. The project proved to be a disastrous production for 20th Century Fox with Trank very publically displaying his disposition over the film the studio released, tweeting that fans would never see a “fantastic” version he had of the film, resulting in a back and forth blame game between Trank and Fox. It was claimed that the studio had altered the film prior to and during the production. The director’s behavior was allegedly erratic during the production. He had also allegedly caused north of $100,000 worth of damage to a house he rented while shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisana.
Lee created the Fantastic Four in 1961 with the help of Jack Kirby before he went on to create other iconic titles including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers.
The Marvel legend is survived by his daughter J.C. Lee. who confirmed his passing earlier today. His wife Joan passed away in July of 2017 in Los Angeles, CA after she was hospitalized following a stroke at the age of 93.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Designs For Thanos’ Black Order
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals alternate designs for Thanos' Black Order.
After making brief appearances in Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos emerged from the shadows in search of the Infinity Stones with the assistance of his minions, collectively known as the Black Order. Now, new Avengers: Infinity War concept art offers fans a look at alternate and early designs for Thanos' Children named Cull Obsidian, Ebony Mawand, Proxima Midnight, and Corvus Glaive.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.