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Miles Teller Confirms ‘Fantastic Four’ Rumors

Fantastic Four needs to put a cast together, and fast, if Fox wants the rebooted Marvel Comics film to hit theaters on its targeted March 6, 2015 release date. But perhaps the studio is further along in the process than the public realizes.

Michael B. Jordan is widely considered a lock to play Johnny “The Human Torch” Storm in Fantastic Four, reuniting the red-hot actor with Chronicle director Josh Trank. But what about the other members of Marvel’s First Family, like patriarch Reed Richards? Rumored contenders for the role include Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones — and while Trank debunked the original Teller rumor some weeks ago, the actor’s recent comments on the matter sing a different song.

“Uh, you know, I don’t know,” Teller responded when asked by Fandango about his Fantastic Four connection. “If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. But then I’ll also be working for … it’s like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem.”

If Teller wasn’t involved in Fantastic Four, you would think he’d give a quick and easy “no” in response to the question. The “if everything works out” comment means there’s at least some truth to his courtship of Mr. Fantastic. As always, file this one away in the “wait and see” bin.

The Fantastic Four reboot is targeted for release on March 6, 2015


  • lewis4510

    Looks way too young to play Reed Richards and if they go forward with Jordan as JS it will doom this movie. And yes it’s because he’s black. Does Trank think we won’t notice that the last actor who played JS was white? It will be too distracting for people who saw the last two movies.

  • Jaime A. Garcia

    I like Jordan as Johnny Storm, but this guy looks way too young to be Reed Richards. Mr. Fantastic needs to look 35-40 to be believable.

  • j131

    If there is a black johnny there HAS to be a black sue storm…brother sister thing…and if theres a black sue and a white reed there WILL be problems from people

  • George Mitchell

    According to comic lore, Richards was in his mid 20s when he launched the ship for that fateful encounter. Miles is already nearing his late 20s.

    I’ll wait until I can get a sense of the story, the direction and Miles interacting with the other principles before making a decision whether or not he’s going to be a good fit.

  • f3

    I don’t mind his age (though I do agree Reed should seem older than the rest of the group), but Teller is such a comedic actor, that I don’t think I’ve seen him portray the maturity/seriousness of Reed.

  • The Black Johnny Storm

    Here’s a word for you: adoption.

  • alistaircrane

    Also, if Johnny is black, then Sue has to be black too. They are siblings.

  • Blakeastro

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no… NO. Ultimate FF is a HORRIBLE direction to go. Do a decent FF movie, or let the rights go back to Marvel. Everything I read about this makes my stomach turn. The FF writes itself. Just do it right already.

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  • alistaircrane

    That would be dumb, then they wouldn’t be real siblings.

  • yvahed

    I thought Ioan Gruffud was a good Reed Richards – despite failings in other elements of the previous movies

  • Collin Avery

    Patrick Wilson from Watchmen, The Conjuring, etc. would make a good Reed, in my opinion. I want an older more mature Reed, he shouldn’t be near the same age as Johnny.

  • guest

    …..seriously? Adoption means they’re not your real family?
    Fuck you.

  • inshadowsunseen

    Epic Fail. If you cant stay close to the original concept, you are just trashing the Fantastic Four. Stupid move. Not gonna see it.

  • Maras Memcevic

    This movie is DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no pun intended..

  • Dunstan

    “if theres a black sue and a white reed there WILL be problems from people” and those people are called racists and it’s best just to ignore them.

  • Brian H

    Not too thrilled with Jordan as the Torch, but he’s good actor. They Storms can easily be portrayed as half-siblings. It’s not like they are twins.

    Plus, I don’t recall any controversy about Jessica Alba being part Mexican and playing Sue Storm. Except for John Byrne, I think.