It was a little over a year ago when the rebooted Fantastic Four hit the big screen to a less-than-fantastic reception, arriving as a box office flop amid harsh critical reviews and reports of behind-the-scenes drama.
Despite those setbacks, at least one-fourth of the superhero quartet says he’d come back for another installment.
When asked by JoBlo about whether he’d return for another Fantastic Four film, Miles Teller responded, “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.”
Earlier this summer, Fantastic Four writer-producer Simon Kinberg suggested that the reboot’s darker tone might have been one of the reasons the film was poorly received.
“I think that there were many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like and a movie that I would do differently next time,” Kinberg said in June on the Happy Sad Confused podcast of the Josh Trank film. “I think the biggest takeaway for me, and there were many, is that the tone of the movie, while really interesting and ambitious, ran counter to the DNA of the source material. I think the source material of Fantastic Four is bright, optimistic, poppy in tone. There’s a sort of plucky spirit to those characters, and we made a darker, sort of body-horror kind of version of Fantastic Four, which again as I say it now sounds really interesting and cerebrally ambitious, but isn’t necessarily Fantastic Four.”
Echoing sentiments he expressed last year after the film was released, Kinberg was also hopeful for a potential sequel. “I think the biggest lesson learned is that Fantastic Four is a great comic book that has its own tone and voice, and we need to let that lead us,” he said. “I would love to continue making movies with that cast.”
Teller will be seen next alongside Jonah Hill in War Dogs, out in theaters Aug. 19.