Even despite featuring an all-star cast of some of the most promising young actors working right now, Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four last year was one of the biggest comic book movie failures in history. Marred by studio interference and behind-the-scenes tensions with director Josh Trank, the film was a much-publicized disaster with critics, fans, and perhaps most importantly in Hollywood, the box office.
However, even despite all of that, not only has co-writer and executive producer Simon Kinberg expressed a desire in making a sequel, but it looks like none other than Mr. Fantastic himself, Miles Teller, would also be interested in returning to the property onscreen.
While speaking with JoBlo, Teller said that he would be open to doing a sequel, even with everything that went wrong with the first film:
“Yeah, for sure. 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.”
When asked how he felt about the backlash to the movie and its disappointing results as well, Teller says he’s not that upset by it:
“Obviously you learn more as you go on; for me I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to work in pretty much every genre. There’s a lot of different factors you’re going to take into account. I think script is super important, and director. The director is going to be the most powerful person in terms of what that final product is. But shit, Whiplash was Damian’s first feature, who would have known? I did that because of the script.
I think certain things you can get sort of disenfranchised with a little bit. But I wouldn’t change anything. I can honestly say I’ve never just done something for money; I’d be really embarrassed for something like that to come out, that I had no attachment to the character, no attachment to the script. It takes a while before you’re only working with the best directors, nobody’s career is flawless.”
Obviously, I don’t imagine we’ll be seeing a Fantastic Four sequel happening any time soon, and even if the creative team did want to have another go at it, with Michael B. Jordan now set to star in Black Panther for Marvel Studios, you have to wonder whether or not that might cause some contractual issues with the two studios. Like Teller said, you can’t do a Fantastic Four movie without all four of the key team members, but all in all, that’s probably one of the lesser problems that this franchise is facing right now.
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