Ioan Gruffudd Disappointed That He Won't Make Another Fantastic Four

The actor is promoting his new show, Ringer and expresses disappointment that he won't be able to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic again.

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By nailbiter111 - 9/14/2011


AX: Speaking of FANTASTIC FOUR, do you have any feelings about the reported reboot with a new cast?

GRUFFUDD: I had an amazing time doing those two films. Naturally, I feel a slight disappointment that I won’t be stepping into the shoes of Mr. Fantastic again, although there has been nothing official. Again, I think it is a rumor, but it feels true because we [Gruffudd and the other main cast] haven’t heard anything. I guess it makes sense of the studio to reboot it, because I guess you have a lot of longevity out of that franchise that they own.


AX: At least you probably won’t have to deal with that much Spandex in RINGER or other projects in the future?

GRUFFUDD: [laughs] I’ll tell you what, the Spandex was made a lot more comfortable by the fact that I had this incredible muscle suit that I was wearing underneath. I looked like the sculpture of David. Me in the Spandex without the muscle suit isn’t the most attractive thing in the world.



Fantastic Four films were nothing but a big steaming pile of fluff. They weren't terrible films, but they had zero oomph. Jessic Alba for as much as I think she is beautiful, I equally think she is terrible at acting. Outside of her, I surprisingly loved the cast.

The real problem of the two films begins and ends with the director Tim Story. I'm not sure what FOX saw in the director of Barbershop that had them so confident that he could helm a big comic book movie.

As for Ioan, I think he was actually the best part of the cast. I feel badly that he was so misused in the films. Just thinking about that dance scene he had at his bachelor party makes me cringe. If Ioan was given a better director, who knew better then to add corny scenes, like a dalmatian that covering it's eyes, then Ioan would still be Reed Richards today.

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95 - 9/14/2011, 6:33 AM
This role ain't for you dawg.
ArthurNumeriano - 9/14/2011, 6:37 AM
Thank God they're all out.
Jer3miah - 9/14/2011, 6:38 AM
"GRUFFUDD: [laughs] I’ll tell you what, the Spandex was made a lot more comfortable by the fact that I had this incredible muscle suit that I [ass?] wearing underneath."

Nice typo, ass. LoL.

(Scott Evil moment)
MarvelChile - 9/14/2011, 6:39 AM
I'm disappointment too, with the 2 shit movies...
nailbiter111 - 9/14/2011, 6:42 AM
thanks for the heads up jer, that typo is actually in the article.
Greengo - 9/14/2011, 6:46 AM
Hey Nailbitter did you get the email I sent you?

This guy was in 'Horrible Bosses' as the Wetman.. lmao
AND he was in 'Amazing Grace.'
It was kind of a 'Half Baked'Bob Sagett moment
MaddMonkk - 9/14/2011, 6:46 AM
I liked Gruffy in the first one but not the second.I hated Chiklis and Alba. miscast ain't the word for it. Doom was terrible as well. BUT Doug Jones And Larry Fish made 2 pretty close to being good.
nuck82 - 9/14/2011, 6:46 AM
yeah im very very very ok with a reboot of this, it needs it like a fat man needs cake
Greengo - 9/14/2011, 6:47 AM
BRING ON SILVER SURFER!!!!

hunterelf - 9/14/2011, 6:50 AM
good actor, shit movie
Herosave - 9/14/2011, 6:52 AM
@Greengo

Yup, that is what I'm looking forward to more than anything else from the Fantastic Four universe. Maybe some day there will be a series of solo movies for Silver Surfer.
KidGoku - 9/14/2011, 6:53 AM
He and Chris Evans were the only reason why they had a sequel. Other than that, bring on the reboot!
Ha1frican - 9/14/2011, 6:59 AM
chris evans was the only good part and now hes got his own movie so....
Fogs - 9/14/2011, 7:01 AM
CloneKev - I agree!
Forilaz - 9/14/2011, 7:05 AM
Ioan Gruffud as Reed Richards and Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom rocked the house, easily the best thing about the shit-fests that were the F4 movies.
nailbiter111 - 9/14/2011, 7:06 AM
@greengo, yes i got your email, and thanks for the heads up. I'm still not sure if I'm gonna put it together as an article.
Greengo - 9/14/2011, 7:09 AM
@Nailbitter: It's up to you.

To be honest I didn't even read the article.

I just noticed it had something to do with CBM's so sent it over to you :)
Greengo - 9/14/2011, 7:12 AM
See! Even Mr. Fantastic wore a muscle suit!!! I couldn't tell though : )



Well I guess I can in this pic. Didn't notice when I saw the film.
Digitaria51 - 9/14/2011, 7:15 AM
Just an awful actor. Awful.
villain001 - 9/14/2011, 7:19 AM
He was the worst thing in the Fantastic 4 movies... seriuosly, this guy could never pull Jessica Alba in a million years. Not believable
Greengo - 9/14/2011, 7:22 AM
He's a great actor imo.

"You cannot drown out the voice of the people!!!!"
mapleleafsfan93 - 9/14/2011, 7:32 AM
well the fantstic 4 movies were very bad so i hope to see a better reboot if not i will make my own f4
VictorHugo - 9/14/2011, 7:42 AM
When i was watching "Babylon 5" in the 90´s, i always though that actor Michael O'Hare would be a perfect Reed Richards.

I don´t hate Ioan Gruffudd, but i had a hard time seeing Reed being bullied by Dr.Doom. Nah, Reed is a scientific Superman, a pipe smoking know it all old sargeant, not a nerd, not a loser.
BillyBatson1000 - 9/14/2011, 7:57 AM
The biggest mistake psychologically was making Reed too young - in the original books he was a father figure to the FF. Then they ruined Doctor Doom and Galactus, and wasted The Silver Surfer on top of that.
Merry - 9/14/2011, 8:14 AM
Of course he's dissapointed, the guys career's practically dead
Heres hoping Marvel Studios got the 4 back
krooklyndodger - 9/14/2011, 8:27 AM
I love those movies, despite Jessica Alba portraying Sue Storm. I always felt they should have gone with someone more matured. Alba seemed too damn young. ROTSS was definitely better than the first movie and the third could have been more promising.
User1134 - 9/14/2011, 8:43 AM
Chris Evans Was The only person who Nailed His part...Everyone else Was A Big Bag Of MEH.
LucasMend - 9/14/2011, 8:43 AM
he was ok on the movies, he and Evans were two of the only good cast choices on it.

BmanHall - 9/14/2011, 8:45 AM
"If Ioan was given a better director?" I think you mean, "If Ioan was given a better movie company." Fox is just [frick]ing terrible at making CBM's. Everything from X-Men to Fantastic Four to First Class. They are all shit with the best ones barely jumping the "mediocre" hurdle.
NOLANITE - 9/14/2011, 8:48 AM
This movie gets stacked on top of my soon to be green lantern copy. Although I do gots to say albas tits looked juicy. Would you hit it gusto?
BmanHall - 9/14/2011, 8:50 AM
@ Lucaxmen: You should add, "I wish!"
djohnpi - 9/14/2011, 9:58 AM
This movie suck A** i like him but no. Give it back to Marvel and Reboooooooooot it. JUST ME!!!!!!!!
Zounds - 9/14/2011, 10:11 AM
Sue Storm and Dr. Doom (HM:Daredevil and Elektra) were easily the worst casting of (major) CBM characters in either (DC/MVL) company.

CGI The Thing...cast a German/Austrian actor (Thomas Kreistchmann) to play Doom. Cast a natural blue eyed actress for Sue and maybe even double duty Fassbender as Mr.Fantastic...Johnny Storm almost plays itself.

And go after a gigantic director like Quentin Tarantino to do it...maybe his Thing reference and Silver Surfer poster in the background at Mr.Orange's apartment holds the same kind of foreshadowing that the Batman symbol held in Nolan's Following for the subsequent trilogy.

If they don't get the director right, and attention to detail from a mind that gets what's necessary, then it's going to use up life # 3 of the franchise.

plasticman - 9/14/2011, 10:12 AM
@ CloneKev- You speak the truth. Mr Fantastic, The Thing, and Torch were great. Susan Storm and Dr. Doom were portrayed incorrectly. Susan is a more take charge, mature character and Doom did not show us enought that he wanted to rule the world.

Still, I find these movies to be the first that I choose when thinking of a comic book movie to watch as a family. That being the direction these films were meant to take I think they are spot on for what they set to accomplish.
plasticman - 9/14/2011, 10:13 AM
That being said, bring on a Silver Surfer movie and don't hold back. We see what that did in the second FF movie and in Green Lantern.
bigscore - 9/14/2011, 10:35 AM
Thank God!!! He came across as too much of a "wuss" to me.

Show the Thing some respect and CGI him please!!
Mechagino - 9/14/2011, 11:14 AM
Disney, buy this and turn a shitty film franchise into Gold!
AlanWarlock - 9/14/2011, 11:19 AM
I share in his disappointment - I'm one of the ones who liked the first movie, though I thought they short-changed the Silver Surfer and just plain botched Galactus in the second movie. DISAGREE that Tarantino should have any involvement with a "Fantastic Four" movie, because he would try to make it "hip" and would fail miserably. If I was Gruffud, I'd be longing for another "FF" movie, too; right now, he's saddled with one of the worst shows on television, "Ringer."
CaptainTall - 9/14/2011, 11:32 AM
I think it's very hard to find a good actor for Reed Richards.

....

That being said, Ioan was not good.
RadicalDuck - 9/14/2011, 11:41 AM
Completely agree with you Nailbiter, the FF films could have been so much better and Gruffudd's a brilliant actor-the best out of them. Its such a shame that the films weren't better.
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