Miles Teller Talks ‘Fantastic Four’

That Awkward Moment Premieres in LAMiles Teller, who had been rumored since at least early August for the role of Reed Richards in Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, tried unsuccessfully for months to dodge questions about the project. But now that his casting is official, he’s free to talk, at least in broad terms, about Josh Trank’s take on Marvel’s First Family — which sounds like what you’d expect from the director of Chronicle.

“When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale,” the 26-year-old actor told IGN. These are all very human people that end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four. So for me it was just a really good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin. It’s a proper character and that’s my favorite stuff to do.”

Admitting that he didn’t grow up as “a comic book kid,” he said what drew him to Fantastic Four was Trank’s involvement.

“I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy,” he said. “You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together — Michael B. [Jordan], Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell — I was very excited.”

Fantastic Four opens on June 19, 2015.

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Comments

  • FandomPost

    And this only continues to sound worse and worse.

  • Noah Wolcott

    To me 26 is too young for Reed Richards.

  • goldknight1

    “When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale,”
    ——————————-

    annnnnd the end.

  • humandivine

    …”I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four”

    phraseology could have been better here. you’re talking like you’ve never heard of the Fantastic Four before this script read?

  • lewis4510

    If it’s “not this larger than life incredible superhero tale” then it’s not The Fantastic Four. It’s Chronicle 2, and I’m one that I didn’t think that the first one was that good.

  • uatu13

    This movie sounds like a steaming pile. Hope it tanks.

  • hugueknot

    “What do you mean Jeff Bridges had never heard of ‘The Dude’?!”

  • Cellism

    Really? Because your racist diatribe on the last article on the movie didn’t indicate quite completely how much you were against it. (Kudos for deleting some of the slightly more offensive ones though.)

  • Kent

    But 30 for Sue Storm it’s okay :)

  • uatu13

    I didn’t have any racist diatribes you jackass, and I certainly didn’t delete anything. This movie is a steaming pile of dung, and it’s good to see morons such as yourself jump to the defense of garbage.

  • Cellism

    Well someone deleted them, can’t think why.

  • Cellism

    Also please stop with the scatalogical imagery. You’re so frustrated about a project which has turned a white character into a black character but all you keep mentioning are variations upon smearing things with brown substances. Acknowledge the irony!

  • uatu13

    Get a life you twiggy little dork. What, you have nothing better to do then troll sites and follow me around? Pathetic.

  • David Fullam

    “that end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four.” Oh God. This is doomed.

  • frelling_cute

    No gray temples?
    Too young.

  • Alex

    This is the kind of response I would expect from someone who has never read the comicbook before. Their are very human character flaws within the book,family issues. That is the entire premise. It would be nice if actors presented with the work would actually read the source material before making comments like this?

    Much like Halle Berry and her ignorant comments of Storm from years ago.

  • Tommy Rankin

    “When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale,”
    “end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four.”

    Hmm, that doesn’t sound very promising. It’s like this is FF in name only with all the changes and now these comments. Not very hopeful but then again this is Fox we’re dealing with, they’re not exactly the best when it comes to handling adaptations of other medium into movies, especially comics.

  • Angel Colon

    it’s called the “fantastic” four—–no thanks to the “grounded” aspects of this story—SMDH

  • killraven

    Talk about deluded…..

  • William Cookston Igou

    I think it will end up being a good movie in itself, but it is kind of steering more away from the FF comic. They were the more, idk, comic booky, out of all Marvel. Its funny how Marvel always tries to push them in front but people just never take to the old FF team

  • Reginald

    PC America can wipe my schlong… this movie sucks already…the cast gives me the creeps…how many dipshit racist comments can I get on this one …you O-So-Sensitive humanitarians…and btw I’m black and I think this movie is gonna sick…peace be with u