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Fantastic Four Is Completely Different Than Previous Movies Says Miles Teller

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:00


Next Summer Miles Teller will play one of the smartest men in the world with Reed Richards (at least in the comics) in the Fantastic Four reboot.

The new film is directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank (who is also doing a Star Wars spinoff), and ever since the casting of Johnny Storm became known with Michael B. Jordan, the Fantastic Four movie was obviously going to be a different take than any previous FF flick.

Now Miles Teller lets it be known that Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is completely different than the campy 2005 and 2007 movies.

Teller's latest film, Whiplash, recently premiered, with Vulture on hand to ask the actor about Fantastic Four.

"It’s different in every way. All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — X-Men: First Class is doing that. You’re dealing with these characters but you’re making them real people in how they exist day-to-day. People wanted it to be taken more seriously than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”

Next Summer also promises a lot of competition, which Teller is well aware of, but since Fantastic Four is such a different take on the previous movies, Teller is hopeful it will be something fresh for audiences, similar to Marvel Studios and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, which is currently the top grossing movie of the year.

Guardians of the Galaxy was a really fresh take on it, I think people responded to that. In terms of where we are in the schedule, we’re playing the same weekend they were playing. But it’s a big summer: You’ve got Avengers, and my buddy [Whiplash co-star J.K. Simmons] is in Terminator, and you got Jurassic World. There’s a ton of movies out there, so if people have an appetite for it, they’ll see a couple, and if not, maybe they’ll just see one.

The Fantastic Four reboot also hasn't come without its rumors, speculation and controversy as most recently it was stated that Invisible Woman, played by Kate Mara, would be adopted into the black Storm family.

It's also been stated the Fantastic Four won't wear costumes and will look at their powers as having disabilities.

Fantastic Four set images of both The Thing and Doctor Doom have also leaked online.

"Fantastic Four" has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm,  Kate Mara as Sue Storm and Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom.