Seemingly fed up with the bad reviews, the director of tomorrow’s Fantastic Four took to Twitter to admit the film could’ve been much better.
Director Josh Trank posted the following tweet Thursday night but deleted it less than a half hour later. The short message essentially confirms that Trank knows Fantastic Four could’ve been better than the version opening in theaters Friday.
“A year ago I had a fantastic version of this,” he tweeted (via Zap2it). “And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.”
A screenshot of the tweet is below:
As always with Twitter, his deleted tweet was captured by followers and will live online forever.
Note to everyone: Deleting a tweet never fixes things.
For a director to come out and admit his film could’ve been better — one day before it opens in theaters — is a bit of a PR nightmare for Fox, who already has an uphill battle due to bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
According to critics, the main issue with Fantastic Four is the third act, which completely ruins any goodness that can be found in the first two acts of the film.
Though Trank usually stays out of the media spotlight (there are very few pictures of him online), maybe one day we’ll hear more about this alternate version of Fantastic Four that he appears to be more proud of. It’s doubtful we’ll be hearing more about this different cut anytime soon — especially after tonight’s mishap.
Trank’s tweet is the latest misstep to plague Fantastic Four’s promotional campaign. Other major issues along the promo path included a weird interview on Esquire with Miles Teller and an awkward video conversation on race with the full cast.
Fantastic Four opens Friday, August 7 and stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan.
Even if Fantastic Four is no good, at least we have Fox’s Deadpool to look forward to?