The reboot of “Fantastic Four” was a business failure and did not please fans, raising just $ 167.9 million worldwide, on a budget of $ 120 million.
And it looks like creative disagreements between screenwriter Jeremy Slater and director Josh Trank were the main reason for the disaster.
During an interview with Polygon, Slater said he tried to persuade Trank to seek inspiration from “ The Avengers ” because it was the kind of movie audiences needed.
However, Trank insisted that the reboot should move away from Marvel productions and give a more original tone to comic book-based films.
“The first ‘Avengers’ movie came out a year before we started developing ‘Fantastic Four’. I said we should follow Joss Whedon’s model because people love him. But Josh hated the proposition… Looks like he wanted to do something other than a hero movie, ”Slater said.
Trank also spoke with the portal and confirmed Slater’s response, but was keen to defend himself:
“The tone of ‘Fantastic Four’ was a reflection of what we were developing from the beginning, before the recordings. I wanted to take the characters from the comics and their story to create something new and unprecedented. What Slater wanted was totally different and nothing original, I couldn’t make a copy of successful movies just to please audiences.
Apparently, Trank has a certain aversion to Marvel films and even supported Martin Scorsese when the famous director criticized the studio’s films.
On his Twitter profile, Trank wrote:
“I watch ‘The Irishman,’ and the first 5 minutes have more humanity, truth and emotion than any Marvel movie combined. Sorry, but these are just facts … Actually, there are no excuses.
After the comments, Trank temporarily deactivated his profile.
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