With Fantastic Four receiving overwhelming negative reviews, several Hollywood trades are reporting that Thursday evening director Josh Trank tweeted that there is another, and according to him, better version moviegoers will probably never get to see. According to Deadline, the director tweeted (and then deleted) a claim that his original cut of the film in 2014 was "fantastic" before changes brought about by the film's producers and 20th Century Fox changed his vision.
According to the tweet reported to be by Trank, in his mind his version of Fantastic Four "would've received great reviews," but that "you'll probably never see it." Fantastic Four currently has a 9% positive rating on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, while his debut film Chronicle rests at 85%.
There had been unconfirmed reports of problems with Trank on the set of Fantastic Four, which some trades indicated led to the director withdrawing from an announced Star Wars film.
Although Trank and screenwriter/executive producer Simon Kinberg have denied excessive problems on the Fantastic Four set, is Trank's reported tweet is legitimate it suggests good or bad, the version being released to theaters did not reflect what in his mind is his vision of the property.