‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Regrets Tweet That Cost Studio $10 Million

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank revealed he regrets sending that bitter tweet the day before the film’s theatrical release.

The recent Polygon profile on director Josh Trank revealed more about what happened behind-the-scenes of the infamous 2015 Fantastic Four movie from 20th Century Fox. In a quickly deleted tweet, Trank told fans that there was a much better version of the movie back in 2014 but that they’ll never see it because of Fox. However, the director now regrets writing the tweet after seeing the fallout from a distance.

Although the Polygon profile didn’t reveal Trank’s exact comments on the situation, it points out he regrets writing it since he fell out with friends that also worked on the film by directly insulting their attempts to help create his vision of Marvel’s First Family. His comments also reportedly lost Fox $10 million for putting such a negative light on the film. Take a look at the tweet from 2015 below.

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Here’s the synopsis for Fantastic Four:

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Directed by Josh Trank, Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson.

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Source: Polygon

Eammon Jacobs

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