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Miles Teller Is Aware of Fantastic Four Haters; Movie Is Not For Kids

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:27


Fantastic Four has its own share of controversies amongst fans that might be on par with the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman.

Well, maybe not that high, but it's up there.

Lots of things have been stated about Fantastic Four that doesn't sit well with the fans. Whether it's regarding their "containment suit" costumes or the fact their powers are looked at as disabilities, it's safe to say that Fox and director Josh Trank are going in a vastly different direction than what comic book fans know the Fantastic Four to be.

Now is that a bad thing? That remains to be seen.

While Marvel Studios has been open that their goal is to please the comic book loyalists (it could even be argued Marvel "fixed" the Mandarin with an added short in the Thor 2 Blu-Ray) other studios like Fox (and even Sony and Warner Bros.) - for whatever reason - like to go in their own direction.

That is definitely what we are going to get with Fantastic Four (like it or not), and Miles Teller, who is starring as Reed Richards, is well aware of it, and well aware of fans' thoughts.

The Huff Post caught up with Teller who mentioned he knows about the internet's reaction as well as the Fantastic Four haters.

Like you said, there are a million blogs and websites talking about the casting and they hear one little thing, like, oh, there was rumor it was a found-footage movie, so then there were a million comments on that. If we’re going to be up for everybody’s public disposal of it, I try not to get too caught up with anything on the Internet. Out of sight is out of mind for me a lot of the time. I already know that people hate me for the fact that I’m playing Reed Richards and that we’re ruining their franchise. 

Miles Teller does go on to mention, which might actually be a positive, is that Fantastic Four could be such a fresh take on something (sort of like Guardians of the Galaxy), and that it isn't exactly for the kiddies (meaning goofy and campy like its predecessors).

It’s tough because when you’re taking on a franchise that’s already been established, you do kind of owe something to the characters and to the creator. At the same time, you want to bring it to a fresh audience. My dad grew up with the "Fantastic Four" comic book and not a lot of kids did, so you also want to make a movie that they can enjoy. I will say that this film that we made is not really for little kids, I don’t think. We do take a more mature approach.

"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.