Josh Trank directed Fantastic Four back in 2015, and it’s safe to say that the movie didn’t go down too well.
The film tanked, and Josh Trank hasn’t really worked since. He was attached to direct a Star Wars spinoff movie (which was rumoured to be a Boba Fett movie), and they then parted ways after Fantastic Four came out.
There were reports that Trank was difficult on set, and then he tweeted when the film was released into cinemas that the film wasn’t his vision for the Fantastic Four.
This didn’t go down very well with 20th Century Fox’s executives, and he’s back on Twitter and has been causing more controversy.
Trank got into some hot water when he tweeted about watching Martin Scorsese’s Netflix film, The Irishman, and then compared it to the MCU movies and started the whole ‘is the MCU cinema or not’.
He was basically adding fuel to the already raging fire and was forced to delete the tweet after Marvel movie fans got very angry.
Josh Trank doesn’t like Marvel fans when they’re angry
Here’s what Trank’s tweet said before he deleted it (via CinemaBlend):
Watching the Irishman. The first 5 minutes have more humanity and truth and cinematic intrigue than the running length of every single Marvel movie combined ahahahahahahahaha. Sorry, facts. PS: Not sorry.
It’s pretty clear that Trank was goading the people who got upset by Scorsese’s original comments, and I thought it was all settling down.
But Trank was on-hand to get it started all over again. Trank could have just said that The Irishman was a great film, and that would have been it.
He really didn’t need to bring up the whole ‘is the MCU cinema or not’ debate.
That said, he really does like to cause a stir, and he succeeded in that.
What do you make of this? Do you think Josh Trank should have tweeted what he did, and did he need to delete it? Let us know in the comments below.
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