It’s been a bad weekend for Fantastic Four, and I’m not just talking about its poor box office performance. It all started on Thursday night, when director Josh Trank took to Twitter to distance himself from the movie. Trank quickly deleted that tweet, but it lives on forever thanks to the magic of the internet:


Now, Chris Aronson, Executive Vice President at 20th Century Fox, has responded to Trank’s tweet. Here’s what he had to say in a statement given to The Wrap:

“We stood behind Josh’s vision for the film as we stand behind all of our filmmakers at Fox.”

In a separate interview with Variety, Aronson commented on the future of the Fantastic Four franchise.

“We have a lot to look forward to in our comicbook character universe,” said Aronson. “We may find different ways to feature these characters in the future, but it’s early and we’ll have to see what form that takes.”

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SOURCE: The Wrap, Variety