It seems as if Fantastic Four director Josh Trank isn’t over the failure of his last superhero project as he just threw some shade at the Fox film on social media.
Director Josh Trank responded to comments on Twitter after they said that “no superhero movies fail”. Josh Trank fell a victim to movie studio meddling after directing 2015’s Fantastic Four which was supposed to be a grittier reboot of 2005’s Fantastic Four featuring Chris Evans who is now Captain America for Marvel Studios.
Josh Trank tweeted “hold my beer” in response to Korean-American film and video director Joseph Kahn’s tweet. You can check out the response from Trank below!
Hold my beer.
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) March 10, 2019
Before his film’s release, the Fantastic Four movie was riddled with problems on the back end of production. The studio reportedly had many issues with the director’s choices which as we all know led to many reported re-shoots that left us with a very displeasing finished product to some.
Josh Trank reportedly had issues with the cast themselves and shut himself away from them and the film crew. According to Josh Trank himself, the studio had shot his ideas down about the film from the get go and that bitterness seems to continue to bother him until this day.
The Fantastic Four director publicly admitted that he felt he let the creator of the team of superheroes down on his Twitter account shortly after the passing of Stan Lee late last year. You can see his message to Stan Lee in his post below.
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
Although I can’t personally say that the Fantastic Four was a failure, it’s understandable why the director would be so ashamed of his film. If the film studio didn’t agree with the director’s vision from the beginning, why would they allow him to create the film only to mess with it later on and present something other than his version of the film and call it the directors?
Fans have wanted to see Josh Trank’s version of Fantastic Four in order to compare the two but it doesn’t look like Fox Studios would ever let it see the light of day.
What do you think about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four comments? Is he holding on to a grudge for no reason or do you believe he has every right to continue being upset? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
Josh Trank’s next film, Fonzo, starring Tom Hardy is currently in post-production but does not currently have a release date.
Here’s a brief synopsis for Fonzo:
The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia, and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.