Miles Teller Offers Praise for THE FANTASTIC FOUR Script And Director Josh Trank
When IGN caught up with The Spectacular Now actor Miles Teller today to discuss his role in Divergent, the interview inevitably became about The Fantastic Four and his role as Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic. "Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily," said Teller when asked what appealed to him about the Marvel reboot. "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 continued, "I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a supehero soon' because that's just the world that we're in, but 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."
Explaining what appealed to him about the role of Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic, actor Miles Teller praises the Fox/Marvel reboot's director, Josh Trank, as well as its "very human" script. Check it out!
"When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero tale," Miles Teller enthused. "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." In a separate interview while at the Phoenix premiere of Divergent, Teller told The Nerd Repository that he'll be "leaving pretty soon to start filming" Fantastic Four. He also stated that while doesn't yet know if he will rock Mr. Fantastic's gray temples, he did do a "full body scan the other day for... something" and that's all he knows. What do you think?
The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, and is directed by Josh Trank from a story and screenplay by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg. With principal photography starting on March 31, Marvel's First Family is scheduled to return on June 19, 2015.
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