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Josh Trank Discusses Trank Cut Of Fantastic 4

Now that the Snyder Cut is confirmed to be released in 2021, there’s a lot of speculation over which critically reviled blockbuster is due for a director’s cut. David Ayer has started a campaign of sorts for the “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad. Paul Feig now wants to release a three and a half-hour version of his 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. And of course, also joining the fray is Fantastic 4.

Fox’s 2015 reboot of Marvel’s first family was despised by both audiences and critics alike. Not to mention that the movie was a major box-office bomb. Trank disowned the film right before its premiere. And that didn’t go down all too well with the studio or anyone for that matter. The film underwent massive reshoots, and Trank’s original vision never really made it to the theatres. In fact, entire scenes with characters that had already been shot and finished were dropped.

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The Fantastic Four: Director Josh Trank Behind the Scenes Movie ...

Trank Cut? Does It Even Exist?

Trank has made a comeback of sorts since then. His latest film Capone starring Tom Hardy was due to be released in theatres. But as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has skipped theatres and opted for a VOD release.

The director admits that he was arrogant on the set of Fantastic Four and has owned up to his mistakes.

He said that what he tried to do with Fantastic Four was so arrogant for someone who hadn’t really gotten the handle of his own skill-set as a filmmaker to experiment in a sandbox. He admits that he very much loved what he was doing at the time and thought that he was onto something. But looking back on his previous works, Trank says that he is able to, as a film man, remove himself and enjoy the works of James Gunn and Zack Snyder.

So, that sums it up, folks! Don’t expect a Trank Cut anytime soon!