The sad tale of 2015's Fantastic Four is well-documented; Decried by director Josh Trank on the eve of its release, the movie - which had all the telltale signs of studio interference - was met with an overwhelmingly negative reception from critics and general audiences alike
There are a lot of reasons the 2015 version of Fantastic Four failed. But one of them might have been cutting all of the elements of the original story idea’s massive and completely bonkers battles. Read more...
Although it’s been established that the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot was a joyless mess of a film, there’s still some intrigue about its production. There’s Josh Trank’s theory that he actually made a “fantastic” one that somehow disappeared on its way to wide release, which is supported by Doctor Doom himself, Toby Kebbell. Show More Summary
One of the big takeaways from last year's debacle that was last year's FANTASTIC FOUR reboot was how squandered the cast was. Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell are all seen as up and coming stars. Show More Summary
Another August, another first-time blockbuster director taking to Twitter after his superhero film that saw the heavy hand of studio interference opened to terrible reviews. But unlike poor Josh Trank, whose bridge-burning reaction to Fantastic Four's ignominious opening may have sealed his fate, David Ayer is savvy enough to stick ... More »
Poor Josh Trank — the hits keep coming. After 2012's Chronicle minted him as a 27-year-old director with a No. 1 film, Trank was not only given the job of rebooting Fantastic Four, he was also tapped to direct one of the Star Wars spinoffs that will launch later this year ... More »
Legendary director talks up Colin Trevorrow and Rian Johnson but has no time for Trank.
Don't mess with Steven Spielberg. In a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winner managed to sneak in a very subtle diss aimed at Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. Spielberg and longtime collaborators...Show More Summary
The day before his Fantastic Four movie came out last summer, Josh Trank posted a now famous, though quickly deleted, Twitter post than said, “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.” Given the resounding thud that the movie […]
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Toby Kebbell, who plays Doctor Doom, claims there is a much better version of Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, but it will never be released.
A lot of people were disappointed by last summer’s Fantastic Four. The reboot, directed by Josh Trank, was supposed to relaunch one of the most popular comic-book series in history, and erase the memory of two previous, unpopular Fantastic Four movies in the process. Show More Summary
Last year’s Fantastic Four reboot was beset with problems before it even hit theaters, from the highly-publicized conflict between Josh Trank and the studio to rumors of the director’s behavior on-set and reports of an unusual amount of reshoots. Show More Summary
By most accounts, the latest Fantastic Four movie (like all of the previous ones) wasn’t very good. Director Josh Trank admitted as much when he said that the version he initially tried to make would’ve gotten better reviews, and Kate...Show More Summary
Last year’s Fantastic Four was a failure by just about any measure. It’s one of the worst reviewed and one of the lowest-grossing Marvel Comics adaptations of all time, it derailed Josh Trank’s once-promising career, and it further tarnished the reputation of a property that had already been ill-served by 2005’s Fantastic Four. Show More Summary
It’s the rumor that’s been chasing every story about the Fantastic Four movie since last summer when Josh Trank‘s reboot tanked hard: how long until Marvel‘s First Family makes its way back to Marvel Studios. The unmitigated disaster of Fantastic Four 2015, plus the middling ho-hum efforts of the two Tim Story movies have some […]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ticket sales dropped by 68.4% this weekend, the fifth biggest second-weekend drop of any movie that's ever opened above $100 million. That's a worse second-weekend decrease even than Josh Trank's infamous Fantastic Four, which dropped by 68.2%, and about equal with Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch.
Fantastic Four took a beating from critics, comic book fans, and most audiences last summer. Before Josh Trank‘s butchered film even opened in theaters, 20th Century Fox prematurely scheduled a sequel for next summer, a plan that has since been nixed. Show More Summary
We can all agree that Fantastic Four was far from great, a CG-saturated mess with a few good character moments eclipsed by all those rumors about Josh Trank. And while Fox has taken the sequel off the table (for now), there’s at least one person who’d be down to return for Fantastic Four 2: Michael B. Jordan. Continue reading…
I’m surprised it took this long for Screen Junkies Honest Trailers to take a crack at Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Well, rightfully we should call it Fox‘s Fantastic Four. Trank opted out of taking any credit for this movie once it hit theater screens. Now this may seem like beating a dead horse, we’ve all […]