Miles Teller has made a name for himself as one of the most versatile young actors in Hollywood – but that sadly wasn’t enough to help save the recent Fantastic Four reboot becoming one of the biggest flops in cinema history.
Despite the failed relaunch, Miles Teller recently spoke to Joblo.com about his desire to return to the role of Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) and give the fans the film that they rightly deserve.
“I loved the cast, I loved the characters. I think it’s such an interesting dynamic. I love how much they really need to rely on each other. This Avengers thing, they’ve kind of created their own Fantastic Four in a way, Marvel’s first family. Their powers can’t just exist on their own, you need Thor to do this, the Hulk to do his thing. So yeah, absolutely, I would do another one.”
The passion that Teller expressed for the franchise makes me wonder whether a second whack at it wouldn’t be such a bad thing, so long as 20th Century Fox hire someone like Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams to pen the screenplay. The studio could also follow in Sony Pictures’ footsteps and secure a partnership with Marvel Studios that gives creative control over the franchise back to Marvel themselves.
It’s important to point out that the cast of Fantastic Four were one of the strongest points of what’s widely considered one of the worst films on 2015, but that’s hardly surprising – sadly their talent was overwhelmed by one of the worst scripts in recent memory.
Along with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell have all established themselves as the future of Hollywood, having given outstanding performances over the last couple of years – so perhaps Fox should just say ‘screw it’ and relaunch the franchise one last time with this talented young cast.