Miles Teller (Footloose) was rumored to be in talks to join the franchise reboot of “Fantastic Four” that will be helmed by “Chronicle” director Josh Trank. Fandango caught up with the rising star at the Savannah Film Festival, where he … Continue reading

Miles Teller talks “Fantastic Four” Casting Rumors

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Miles Teller (Footloose) was rumored to be in talks to join the franchise reboot of “Fantastic Four” that will be helmed by “Chronicle” director Josh Trank. Fandango caught up with the rising star at the Savannah Film Festival, where he confirmed the rumors. When asked about “FF,” the actor candidly said, “If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. But then I’ll also be working for… it’s like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem.”

Teller is on a shortlist of other young stars said to also include Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Kate Mara (House of Cards), and Samira Wiley (Orange is The New Black)- who we spoke to about this possibility last week- that 20th Century Fox is looking to secure for the reboot. The role Teller is rumored to be vying for is none other “Mr. Fantastic” himself, Reed Richards. The only complication is his involvement as one of the leads in the “Divergent” series of films. The first one premieres next March, with the sequel planned to go before cameras in April, so his schedule could very well kill his chances of joining “FF.”

“Fantastic Four” is set for a March 6, 2015 premiere- where it will be part of a blockbuster year that also includes “The Avengers,” “Batman vs Superman,” “Star Wars: Episode VII,” “Jurassic World,” and others.

What do you think of them going so young with Reed Richards? Teller is in his mid-twenties but looks like a teenager. Do you have faith Trank’s reboot?

Source: Fandango

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  • Hephaestus1

    Too young.

  • scarecrow

    if i could cast it id say clooney as reed, christina applegate as sue, terry crews as ben and i dont care about johnny cause i never liked the character.

  • CLAUDIO M

    Too young, I agree. Hopefully ‘The Thing’ will be a CGI character, just look what the did on “Thor: Dark World”

  • axebox

    Man. I could really use an original movie.

  • FassbendersRazzieSpeech

    This is so freaking wrong…. I would gladly take that black kid as Johnny Storm if they would only just not cast this pube as DR REED RICHARDS……. What the hell is wrong with FOX??

  • runner_j

    I guess they’re going with the Ultimate version as opposed to the classic Marvel version.

  • Peter James

    At this rate, they’re probably looking at casting that Indian kid from Slumdog Millionaire and Newsroom (Dev Patel) as the Thing.

    …..either him or the Korean chick from Glee.
    It’s a toss up.

    Hey, shoot for the moon and all that….

  • MistaWu

    I will watch Kate Mara do anything….except a superhero movie.

  • Darth Kaos

    Amen.

  • what

    It sounds like neither. Have you read the Ultimate comics?

  • runner_j

    I have. I based that comment on the fact that they seem to be going for a young cast and the Ultimate version were all younger people around the same relative age (including Reed). There are no further details. What are you basing your comment on that it doesn’t sound like neither?

  • sircadlab

    Is it just foreign now to try and be remotely faithful to how a character looks and is portrayed? I remember J. Jonah Jameson in Raimis Spidey attempting to look just like the character. Should Reed now be played by an Asian female teen…just uh,,,because and if you disagree youre a bigot?

  • Cameron Fraser

    Just decided on your own that Jack O’Connel isn’t in the running anymore?

  • Loui P Slywalker

    I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve seen it but this does not inspire confidence. Sorry to jump on the bandwagon but they seem to be going far too young for Mr Fantastic!

    I guess if they’re basing it on the Ultimate run of comics it could work – Reed Richards is around the same age as/or not much older than Sue and Johnny Storm in those and they’re quite good comics so lets just wait and see….. ;-)

  • Guest

    Terry Crews as Ben Grimm is a great shout!! I always thought Joe Carnahan fucked up big time by not casting him as B.A Baraccus in The A-Team reboot! Rampage Jackson was just awful and Crews is actually quite a competent actor!

  • Loui P Slywalker

    Terry Crews as Ben Grimm is a great shout!! I always thought Joe Carnahan fucked up big time by not casting him as B.A Baraccus in The A-Team reboot! Rampage Jackson was just awful and Crews is actually quite a competent actor.

  • Steve-O

    The suit they had for Vic Mackey in the crapfest ones worked just fine…its already going to be a cgi heavy movie no need to overdo it.

  • Steve-O

    I was a little disappointed to find out that Ultimate Reed Richards hadn’t completely lost his mind and actually had an ulterior motive to all his attacks and wars and stuff. But I guess it kind of ties into a nice bow with the end of the Ultimate Universe coming and Reed and Kang (SPOILERS: Future Sue Storm) failing and him now living with the consequences. Still, the most frightening part of Richards as a villain is his mind.

  • Steve-O

    Cocksucka!

  • DrillosVanvittigeKrav

    agreed. I mean Johnnys gonna be set on fire so I see no problems there…..

    ( yeah that was wrong but i could not resist it…..)

    Seriously, this guy is too young and too stupid looking for the part.

  • Convoy

    So when is Marvel getting the rights back?

  • red1701

    agreed, too young…everyone. reed needs to be late 30s, sure late to early 30s, ben late to early 40s and johnny could be early to mid 20s.

  • 7992

    I hope they don’t do an origin I wana see them with kick ass powers that they are experienced using

  • Martin Regueiro

    As long as Reed is cool, confident and in control,ike I remember him, all is ok – just get an actor to pull it off

  • Dakkar

    “Fantastic 90210”?

  • Dooon’t stop belieeevin’

    No.. I finally accepted a black johnny storm…. this is going to be awful.

  • Dooon’t stop belieeevin’

    I think I just got loose bowls from finding out this is sthe loud mouth in 21 & over

  • KaiChen

    This movie will be awful. The wrong director was chosen. His casting is just benefiting friends and looking for gimmicks.