Self-deprecating humor has been known to be linked with greater psychological wellbeing. So, Chronicle director Josh Trank must be feeling emphatically enthusiastic after taking a jab at himself on Twitter. In response to Torque filmmaker Joseph Kahn’s post stating “no superhero fails,” Trank swooped in to offer his two cents replying, “hold my beer”. Check out the tweet below.
Hold my beer.
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) March 10, 2019
It seems like just yesterday I was watching Tranks 2012 film Chronicle. That low budget sleeper superhero origin story burst onto the scene at a time when the landscape for superhero films was much different. In fact, Josh Trank should get the credit for helping introduce Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan to a wider audience. Jordan was most widely known prior to Chronicle for his role in HBO’s The Wire as Wallace. A role he played until Idris Alba’s Stringer Bell ordered him killed, and Bodie and Poot did him in.
While Chronicle was a success, it was more likely Trank’s 2015 film The Fantastic Four that the director was lobbing the insult at. I’m not sure where Fantastic Four sits on your list of favorite superhero films, but I’d argue it did not improve on the two entries from Barbershop director Tim Story.
Trank famously took to Twitter on the eve of Chronicle’s release by venting on Twitter, seemingly alerting fans to the films poor quality. He stated, “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this,” he wrote. “And it would’ve received fantastic reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s the reality though.”
Trank’s next film Fonzo stars The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy as Al Capone.
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