Tommy Wiseau, the writer, director, producer, and star of The Room, has announced that he would like to direct Fantastic Four 2.
The Room was released in 2003 and is widely regarded to be one of the worst films of all time. Meanwhile, Fantastic Four, which was released earlier this summer, hasn’t fared much better, as it was critically savaged upon its release and failed to gross what was expected of it.
Wiseau made his comments during a recent interview with Milwaukee Magazine, discussing what he thought about Josh Trank’s film, and then declaring that he believes he should be placed in charge of any potential sequel.
“You know, I told you I saw this Fantastic Four….it just….I’m not being critical- let me put it this way, I like it, I did enjoy it number one.
Number two, it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s all I want to say and I rest my case (laughs). That’s all I can tell you (laughs).
Good response in Europe though, that’s my understanding, but it’s too bad they didn’t call me, that’s my point.
Maybe if there’s a sequel, you know. You know, maybe your article gets me that job, who knows what will happen.”
Not many people have admitted that they enjoyed Fantastic Four. In fact, even its director, Josh Trank, immediately disowned the blockbuster upon its release. Just a few hours before it hit cinemas, Josh Trank wrote on Twitter, “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s the reality though.”
Trank then decided to delete his Tweet, however the damage was already done. Trank’s thoughts were echoed by critics across the world too, and Fantastic Four currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9%
Fantastic Four has so far grossed $155.6 million since it was released on August 7, 2015, which is way below what was expected. The latest attempt from 20th Century Fox to reboot the famous quartet – Fantastic Four was previously brought to the big screen in 2005 and was followed by 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer – was produced for $120 million, and around the same was spent on marketing too.
Meanwhile, despite the fact that The Room is regarded as one of the worst films ever made, it has since garnered a cult following because of just how bad it is, and audiences now adore it because of just how preposterously woeful it is.
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