[Movies] Miles Teller Says the Fantastic Four Reboot Will 'Be Very Grounded'
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.08.2014
Teller is set to play Mr. Fantastic...
IGN recently spoke with Miles Teller, who discussed his upcoming role as Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot from 20th Century Fox. Below are some highlights.
The Fantastic Four reboot will be released in theaters on June 19, 2015.
Teller's thoughts on director Josh Trank: "Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. 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."
Teller on how he joked about playing a superhero a year ago: "I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a superhero soon' because that's just the world that we're in, but I think a lot of times it just looks like Hollywood actors in Halloween costumes, you know? And I think what we're going to do with Fantastic Four is going to be very grounded and it made sense to me."
Teller's thought on the script: "When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale. 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."