‘Fantastic Four’ director Josh Trank seemingly criticises film’s final cut

Director appears to blame 20th Century Fox for his film's overwhelmingly negative reviews

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has seemingly criticised the version of his film that opens in cinemas today (August 7).

Trank’s superhero movie starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell has received overwhelmingly negative reviews since it began previewing earlier this week. NME branded it “a horribly botched reboot that squanders a talented young cast” – read the full review here.

In a tweet posted last night and since deleted, but screen-capped by Variety, Trank appeared to blame someone other than himself – presumably the studio behind the movie, 20th Century Fox – for the film’s shortcomings.

He wrote: “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.”

Trank’s film is the third attempt to turn Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four superhero crew into big screen stars. They previously appeared in a low-budget 1994 film titled The Fantastic Four and in a glossier 2005 offering starring Chris Evans and Jessica Alba called Fantastic Four, which spawned a sequel that arrived two years later, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Philip Glass scored Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot alongside fellow composer Marco Beltrami, while Run The Jewels’ El-P has written music for the film’s end credits.