Miles Teller’s new superhero movie, a reboot of the Fantastic Four, will premiere next summer and he promises that it will be better than the 2005 version because of one thing: Realism.
In an interview by Vulture, Teller talks about how different and better Josh Trank’s take on the first superhero family will be than the past version.
For one, Teller as “Mr. Fantastic”, Kate Mara as “The Invisible Woman”, Jamie Bell as “The Thing” and Michael B. Jordan as “The Human Torch” are much younger than their predecessors. The movie is also not the “kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”
“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…,” he explains.
He is also asked if he is worried about superhero movie saturation when Fantastic Four comes out in June. This is what he has to say:
“At the end of the day, it depends on the product,” he said. “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.”
And Teller hopes that that “one” will be Fantastic Four.
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