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Miles Teller says "grounded" Fantastic 4 reboot won't be like previous films

10.01.2014

The Fantastic Four Josh Trank Miles Teller Kate Mara Michael B. Jordan Jamie Bell Tobby Kebbell Banner

I'm not too surprised to hear Josh Trank's THE FANTASTIC FOUR will be quite different from the Tim Story directed Fantastic Four movies. After a screening of his new film WHIPLASH, Miles Teller talked a bit about the reboot in an interview with Vulture, and the actor didn't have great things to say about the previous Fantastic Four flicks while comparing them to the upcoming movie.

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.

Miles Teller made similar comments about the reboot earlier this year, and it seems most of you aren't too pleased Josh Trank is going with a more realistic take on the superhero team with his movie. Teller was also asked by the site if he's at all worried about superhero movie saturation.

At the end of the day, it depends on the product. 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.

Of course, the one Miles Teller hopes the one you see is his THE FANTASTIC FOUR, but I'm not sure how well it's going to perform at the box office, even if (and some believe that's a big if) it does receive solid reviews from critics.

At this point, I just want to see something from the damn movie. There's been a few leaked images, but that's it, and the photos didn't exactly make fans excited for the film. Although I'm not that optimistic about THE FANTASTIC FOUR, I do want it to be a good movie, and I'm hopeful Josh Trank knows what he's doing with the film.

Miles Teller can be seen next in WHIPLASH on October 10, 2014, and THE FANTASTIC FOUR will be in theaters on August 7, 2015.

Source: Vulture

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