Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank has given a final word about his vision for the 2015 movie and deleted his social media accounts after a heated exchange.
Josh Trank deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts after a heated exchange with fans about 2015’s much-maligned Fantastic Four.
Trank took to Twitter with his “final word” on Fantastic Four, in which he revealed a band he’d planned to include in his cut and promised a “dope drop.” Things escalated as Trank hit back at critics, while some claim he was harassed off social media. On Instagram, he threatened to knock someone “the f**k out.” A search for Tweets made by Trank leads to a message saying his account no longer exists.
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Trank has been famously vocal on the movie and trashed Fantastic Four before it was even released. Since then, he’s criticized 20th Century Fox for not allowing him to make the movie he wanted. The director even removed it from his personal filmography. At one point, Trank was linked to lead a Boba Fett standalone as part of the Star Wars anthology series but stepped away following the critical and commercial panning of Fantastic Four. Although the release of his Tom Hardy-led Capone flick was also met with a mixed reception, Trank said he’d made peace with negative reviews.
Recently, Trank admitted he’d slept with a gun under his pillow due to the backlash against casting Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four. Later, Trank said he wished he’d quit the movie when Fox vetoed his plans to cast a black woman as Sue Storm. In the end, Kate Mara was cast as the Invisible Woman, who was the adopted sister of Jordan’s Human Torch in the adaptation.
Star Toby Kebbell has praised the idea of the Trank Cut and said there was a darker version of the film that fans will (probably) never get to see, but Trank wasn’t interested in ever releasing that film. For now, viewers are left piecing together their own version of what Trank wanted for Fantastic Four. Filming for the movie was notoriously messy, with Trank himself allegedly getting into physical altercations and heated exchanges with members of the cast and crew, including Miles Teller.
Directed by Josh Trank, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg, 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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