Although superhero movies over last decade have become guaranteed ways of making box office hits, Fantastic Four reboot disappointed everyone including actors as the movie was heavily thrashed by critics when it came out earlier in 2015. And now, Actor Jamie Bell, who played the character of The Thing, told that the movie left him bitter and disappointed as the artists had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes.
The actor’s admission came recently during his interview with Los Angeles Times as he shared his thoughts on filmmaking along with the reboot of Fantastic Four. He said, “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set. But with something like that, everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity. I think the film really strived towards those goals. I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film. But that’s just the way it goes sometimes.”
Toby Kebbell also shares the same feelings as he recently revealed that Trank’s cut of the movie was much better compared to the movie that eventually went out in theater. If you have followed the news related to the movie, then this comment shouldn’t surprise you given that Trank has mentioned earlier that Fox was heavily involved with the post production process.
However, later those who were close to the movie revealed that Trank is difficult to work with. However, cast members’ comments seem to differ with that sentiment. Interestingly, although Trank was supposed to be part of Boba Fett movie, failure of Fantastic Four meant that the director never got the chance of directing the movie. Despite the movie’s failure at the box office, artists’ performances were praised later. However, we will always wonder what the original cut would be like if Trank’s cut was actually the one that was released for audiences.
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