Sometimes, it seems like a comic book movie just can’t fail. Captain Marvel grossed over $455 million worldwide over the weekend. On top of that, Shazam! looks like it may also be a big hit when it debuts next month. However, there’s always room for imperfection. Josh Trank just served up a quick reminder of that.
The director of the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot replied to a tweet regarding comic book-to-film adaptations. When Twitter user Joseph Kahn tweeted that “No superhero movie fails,” Trank responded with a simple three word response. “Hold my beer.” You can see the tweet below, in all its glory.
Hold my beer.
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) March 10, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Trank has attacked his own movie. It was also torn to shreds by critics and fans, but Trank has apparently accepted this response. Earlier this year, he wrote a touching tribute to Stan Lee following his passing while touching on Fantastic Four‘s disappointing outcome.
Though you could say I let him down, Stan Lee kept in touch. Today we say goodbye to one of the greatest creative icons in history, someone who always reminded us his humanity was not a secret identity. Rest in peace, Stan. pic.twitter.com/ZreHPPMiZ3
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) November 12, 2018
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Trank’s recent tweet has also received some strong reactions on Twitter, most notably from fans.
— John ︽✵︽(@johne1998) March 10, 2019
— Jacob Dominguez (@SonofSunday) March 10, 2019
I sincerely appreciate the honesty of this reply. Well played.
— Kevin Brackett (@KevinRBrackett) March 10, 2019
A superhero movie can truly soar with the right elements behind it, as well as with the right people. However, it can crash just as quickly. There’s a lot of blame to go around for Fantastic Four‘s dismal performance. Regardless, Disney’s pending merger with Fox means that the FF will also get another chance on the big screen. But probably not right away.
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