Fantastic Four reboot director Josh Trank reviewed his own film this weekend on Letterboxd.
Now, in a feat of bravery, the director of Fant4stic, Josh Trank, has reviewed his own film four years later, and published the entire review on Letterboxd. According to Trank, although he was only twenty-nine years old and the Fantastic Four film was his second movie, he doesn’t regret any of it. “Everyone in the film is a great actor,” Trank said. “Everyone who worked on Fant4stic clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But…. ultimately… It wasn’t.”
Josh Trank also confirmed himself that there was a decent amount of studio meddling, suggesting that the final Fantastic Four product was a spliced version of multiple cuts of the film.
“What I can tell is there are TWO different movies in one movie competing to be that movie.”
Following his comments regarding there being competing cuts of the film, Josh Trank brought up the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement and its validity considering how storied Zack Snyder’s films are. The director continued by stating that there’s no point to a #ReleaseTheTrankCut movement, saying he was young when he made Fantastic Four but he doesn’t regret the situation he was forced into.
“Is there a #releasethetrankcut? Doesn’t matter. I’m not Zack Snyder. Zack Snyder is a storied, iconic, legendary filmmaker who has been knocking it out of the fucking park since I was in high school I was 29 years old, making my 2nd film, in a situation more complicated than anything a 2nd time filmmaker should’ve walked into. That said… I don’t regret any of it.”
Josh Trank ended the review by acknowledging the long-gestating rumors that Peyton Reed of Ant-Man fame would be taking on the Fantastic Four reboot for Disney.
“And I just hope Peyton Reed makes the next Fantastic Four and crushes it. And that I get a cameo.”
Although they were left out of the initial MCU film offerings, Disney now owns 20th Century Fox, which means characters like The Thing and The Human Torch are all up for grabs. Only time will tell if the Fantastic Four will show up in Marvel’s Phase Four…although…well, it’s obvious.
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