See What the Director Said About His Own Movie Below!
— Variety (@Variety) August 10, 2015
Not surprisingly, the new Fantastic Four was a flop. But what’s truly shocking about the superhero movie’s super-failure is what the film’s director, Josh Trank, tweeted about it on opening night.
These days, it feels like all they make in Hollywood is superhero movies and remakes of superhero movies, so it’s safe to say that no one was expecting big things from the Fantastic Four reboot. Turns out Trank had low expectations, too.
The frustrated director sent out an ominous tweet just hours before the late night premiere that read,
“A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.”
Though Trank deleted the tweet shortly after posting it, he’s already being blamed for the movie’s total flop in the box office. According to reports, the reboot earned a global gross of $60.3 million in its opening weekend compared to $120 million in production costs (not including promotion). It’s now being called the worst-received Marvel movie to date.
We all know that it can hurt to tell the truth, but just how much could Trank’s tweet have cost the studio? Box office analysts have calculated that the negative message may have lost the film anywhere from $5 to $10 million in ticket sales. Others are speculating that the director may have breeched his contract by publishing negative commentary about the project.
Did you see the new Fantastic Four? Was the director’s tweet okay to write in the eleventh hour? SHARE and let us know in the comments below!
And Josh Trank deleted his tweet. Good news, I still have it. The oral history lives: pic.twitter.com/AnZQ6ilM9r
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 7, 2015
I can’t believe the director would say this about his own movie…