Tommy Wiseau Wants To Direct Fantastic Four Sequel


For those of you who don’t know who Tommy Wiseau is, he’s the director of the The Room (2003).  Actually, he wasn’t just the director.  The man also wrote, produced, and starred in it.  Oh yeah, he’s a regular Ben Affleck.  Still not ringing a bell?  The Room has the honor of being called, by Entertainment Weekly, “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.”  Check out the trailer to get a sample of this masterpiece:

The film was so bad that it only lasted for two weeks — grossing $1800 — before it got pulled from circulation.  At the Laemale Fairfax, where it played, the box office had a sign that read “NO REFUNDS” with a quote from a review: “Watching this film is like being stabbed in the head.”  Strangely, this movie now has a cult following where people would gather in droves to watch it Rocky Horror Picture Show-style.

First reported by Cinemablend via an interview from Milwaukee Magazine, Tommy Wiseau is offering his directorial talents for the Fantastic Four sequel … if it ever happens.  When asked about his future plans, Wiseau alluded to what he thought of the disastrous 20th Century Fox movie about Marvel’s first family.

"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."

What’s funny is that The Room has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 35% which completely beats out Fantastic Four‘s 9%.  Having Wiseau’s name attached to the sequel would probably benefit the already damaged brand.  People will see it just for the gimmick factor.  I’m now wondering how a Wiseau produced, directed, written, and acted Fantastic Four movie would be like:

MR. FANTASTIC (played by Tommy Wiseau): I did not hit Victor von Doom … I DID NAHT!  Oh, hi Johnny Storm.  Hi Susan Storm.  Hi Thing.

THING: Hey Mr. Fantastic.  I didn’t even notice it was you.  How are you doing?

You know what?  Thanks to the myriad of auteurs on YouTube, we don’t even have to imagine what a Wiseau-style superhero movie would look like.  Patrick (H) Williams already beat us to the punch with Batman:

Fantastic Four had a United States release date of Friday, August 7, 2015.  It was directed by Josh Trank, written by Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater from a story by Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, and starred Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm / The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev / Dr. Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvel Elder.

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