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Fantastic Four director Josh Trank disowns his movie on the day of its release

It's been a rough road for director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. Amid a flurry of rumors of production problems and in-fighting on set, the film has finally arrived — to some of the worst reviews ever received by a superhero movie. Yes, even worse than the last Fantastic Four movies.

In these situations, the production generally circles the wagons, keeping quiet in an attempt to quell bad word of mouth, or offering meager defenses. ("Rarely are films of this size well-received. This is not a movie we're going to go on Rotten Tomatoes and it's going to be at 80 or 90 percent," said star Miles Tellera statement that is factually inaccurate.)

But on Thursday night, director Josh Trank did take to Twitter to offer one brief, candid reaction to the critical response to Fantastic Four. He deleted it almost immediately, but the tweet has been preserved in screenshot form:

If Fantastic Four flops this weekend, you can expect to see plenty more finger-pointing. For now, Fantastic Four 2 is already scheduled for June 2017.