With the back and fourth of what the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ movie will end up being like, actor Miles Teller is going on record to give us a few specifics of what they feel they will be bringing to the table when the movie is released. While some of the confusion so far has come from other actors on the film, we’re getting a frank statement from the future Mr. Fantastic himself. The future super young Mr. Fantastic that is. I’m sure there is a big push for clarification on the film after so much bad press has been swirling around which is why screenwriter Simon Kinberg chimed in that the movie would be more scientific with a character driven plot over action.
Here’s what Teller had to say about it:
“It’s different in every way. All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — X-Men: First Class is doing that. 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 than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”
I like the comparison to ‘X-Men: First Class’ being used and the Fantastic Four don’t tend to fit in the kitschy style, that would be more up Spider-Man’s realm. However with Chiklis as The Thing being one of the few things I liked about the first film, I’m not sure how much I like that statement. I’d show you the new look of The Thing if Fox didn’t make us take it down. Also, what about the humorous interactions between The Thing and Johnny Storm? Well, thankfully we’re not in for all seriousness.
“At the end of the day, it depends on the product. 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.”
So, clearly Teller realizes that not all comic book films need to have a full on serious tone. I just hope they are able to fit the right amount and kind of humor here without going slapstick.
I’m still not holding my breath for a good ‘Fantastic Four’ movie but if they pull it off, this wouldn’t be the first time I was surprised. How about you fellow True Believers? Do you have any hope that this new take on the ‘Fantastic Four’ will end up working out? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant