Well, maybe not ALL, but now that the ink has dried on all the casting contracts for the upcoming Josh Trank reboot of the Fantastic Four, we will be hearing more from all the actors involved. Miles Teller, who’ll be bringing the ever stretchy Mr. Fantastic to the big screen, recently talked about what excited, and drew him to his first superhero role.
Refreshingly, Teller admits that he’s not a closet comic book nerd, like so many -COUGH COUGH- other actors have claimed in the past.
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.
He went on to talk about how this version will differ from the prior franchise run.
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.
When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero 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.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Trank puts together for this reboot. Chronicle was fantastic, and if you haven’t seen it you should que it up on your Netflix. I like the idea of a smaller scale restart for the Fantastic Four franchise.
As long as we get a real villain and not Galactus as some Goofy Galactic Cloud, you can count me in.
Fantastic Four hits the big screen June 19th, 2015.