August 7, 2015 8:32 AM EDT

The director of the new Fantastic Four film says it’s not his fault the movie has been getting such poor reviews—it’s the studios.

Josh Trank tweeted, then deleted, a post on Thursday saying, “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 reality though.” Another Twitter user screen-grabbed the tweet before it was deleted.

Trank had apparently unsettled Fox executives with his behavior, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with people on set complaining that he was difficult to communicate with.

Fantastic Four opens in theaters on Friday; it stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.


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