Just because a movie rides a wave of buzz after a San Diego Comic-Con panel, there's no guarantee it'll do well at the box office; here are a few examples
As filmmakers and actors will tell you time and time again, it is extremely difficult to make a great movie. There are so many factors that need to jibe together, from hiring the best director to finding the right tone to establishing believable chemistry between the leads. For 10 recent examples of how these things can easily go so gloriously wrong, look no further than the following list of our picks for this year’s worst of the very worst.
The latest big-screen version of The Fantastic Four went down in flames over the weekend, earning just $26.2 million at the box office, thanks to scathing reviews, an all-time low CinemaScore from audiences, and more gossip and drama than a middle-school dance. As previously (and thoroughly) chronicled, the film’s embattled director, 31-year-old Josh Trank, more or less disowned the movie last week, posting a tweet that claimed Fox was responsible for mangling his vision and creating the disastrous final product (which currently has a nine percent rating on review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes).
A dream come true has officially become a nightmare for Josh Trank, the 31-year-old director who has gone from Next Big Thing to pariah in just a few short years. After the success of his 2012 freshman film, the sci-fi flick Chronicle, Trank was handed the keys to Fox’s newest Fantastic Four film. The film, out today, has received resoundingly negative reviews, and Trank tried to distance himself from it on Thursday night with a (since-deleted) tweet blasting Fox for interfering with the project. January 2015, interview with Collider: Trank explains why Fox hasn’t released any teaser images from The Fantastic Four yet, saying that they want it to be a polished representation of a whole new world that he’s built, which is more of a David Cronenberg-inspired sci-fi/horror film that traditional superhero blockbuster.
While promoting Fantastic Four, stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell sat down for a radio Q&A with the hosts of Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show, Steven J. Rickman and Jason Bailey. Co-host Bailey begins the interview with what he called “the obvious question” — how is it that Jordan and Mara are playing siblings Sue and Johnny Storm? “You’re white and you’re black,” Bailey helpfully points out.
Here is our best look yet at how a certain foursome becomes so fantastic in an exclusive clip from Josh Trank’s upcoming superhero reboot 'Fantastic Four.'
Miles Teller is way into the Denny’s Grand Slam menu — especially since a special menu-item has been named after his upcoming superhero movie 'Fantastic Four.'
Fantastic Four also stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Marvel’s famed scientist-turned-superhero team. Along with Bell’s Grimm, they get transformed into their superhero alter-egos — The Thing, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and The Human Torch — when their exploratory space shuttle sends them to a parallel universe.