Miles Teller Reflects On ‘Fantastic Four’

Miles Teller

It’s hard to believe, but the Fantastic Four reboot is now over a year old. This film, directed by Chronicle filmmaker Josh Trank was subject to negative buzz both before its theatrical release and afterwards with both critics and audiences not giving this film their warm regards. There has been much talk about how DC’s 2016 outings have been the center of negative critical buzz, but when compared to Fantastic Four, it seems pretty tame.

The saddest thing is that this film stars a terrific young cast who are more than capable of bringing great performances. Had they been given better material, perhaps they would have knocked it out of the park. One of the film’s stars, Miles Teller was recently interviewed by JoBlo in promotion for his newest film, War Dogs. Teller was asked on whether or not he would return to a potential Fantastic Four sequel.

Yeah, for sure. I loved the cast, I loved the characters. I think it’s such an interesting dynamic. I love how much they really need to rely on each other. This Avengers thing, they’ve kind of created their own Fantastic Four in a way, Marvel’s first family. Their powers can’t just exist on their own, you need Thor to do this, the Hulk to do his thing. So yeah, absolutely, I would do another one.

Upon his reflection on the doomed project, Teller discussed where he feels a great film must start.

Obviously you learn more as you go on; for me I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to work in pretty much every genre. There’s a lot of different factors you’re going to take into account. I think script is super important, and director. The director is going to be the most powerful person in terms of what that final product is. But s**t, Whiplash was Damian’s first feature, who would have known? I did that because of the script. I think certain things you can get sort of disenfranchised with a little bit. But I wouldn’t change anything. I can honestly say I’ve never just done something for money; I’d be really embarrassed for something like that to come out, that I had no attachment to the character, no attachment to the script. It takes a while before you’re only working with the best directors, nobody’s career is flawless.

I appreciate Teller’s openness to returning to the franchise if he were given the opportunity, but due to a myriad of reasons (such as Michael B. Jordan being cast in Marvel’s Black Panther), a sequel to Fantastic Four remains unlikely. Many fans where already against this film before its release, with hopes that the film’s inevitably negative box office performance would lead to the film rights reverting back to Marvel Studios. With a misfire of such legendary proportions – especially in this ongoing comic book movie renaissance, I don’t think we will be seeing Marvel’s First Family for quite some time.

Source: JoBlo

Noah Villaverde

Noah Villaverde

Cinema lover. Saxophone player. Coffee consumer. Chronic complainer. Oh, I also write. #TeamHeroic

  • Jake Bucsko

    “This Avengers thing, they’ve kind of created their own Fantastic Four in a way, Marvel’s first family. Their powers can’t just exist on their own, you need Thor to do this, the Hulk to do his thing.”


    • TylerPCR

      I’m saying. Dude clearly doesn’t read comics. If Hulk and Thor can have a fair fist fight, AND Thor can harness lightning, idk what he’s talking about “you NEED Thor to do this, the Hulk to do his thing”

  • mrneddles

    Everyone involved with that movie just needs a steaming hot cup of STFU and let it die.

  • Larry

    It’s going to be a while before we see Fantastic Four. Fox can sit on the franchise and do nothing with it at least until 2020 for pre-production and filming 2021. The studio has a terrible track record with the license but that 7 year rule to get a film out gives them a lot of latitude.

  • Bruce Norris

    They don’t need to “sit on the property” if they can create strong buzz in the next year(s). Give us something like what “DEADPOOL” did and “leak” some test footage. Gage fan reaction and use/adjust from there.

    • Steve Steve

      What? They “leaked” three entire movies. The fans reaction was “gauged” and found wanting.

      • Bruce Norris

        Clarification, give us something GOOD that we can get EXCITED about.

        • Steve Steve

          LOL. Fair enough. That could be said about anything though.

          I’m really torn on FF because, on one hand, their failure increases the probability of seeing all those great cosmic characters in the MCU, but on the other hand, It really seems like Josh Tank’s movie would’ve been different and good.

          • Bruce Norris

            Ya ever see those old adventure movies; “FANTASTIC VOYAGE”, “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH”, “THE CORE”, “ARMAGEDDON”…all or nothing, “roll of the dice” stuff. That is all FF! I keep saying it, Avengers and such save the world. FF save our universe. They are adventurers/not so much heroes. That needs to be played up. Reed gets them into stuff and the others back him up.