Miles Teller Defends "Fantastic Four," Says It Might Not Be "Critically Well Received"

"Fantastic Four" star Miles Teller, who admitted he hasn't seen the film himself, revealed that he doesn't expect the film to do well critically but hopes audiences will recognize the originality of this latest adaptation during an interview with BBC Newsbeat.

"We tried to make something coming from a more dramatic standpoint so we're hoping that people enjoy it and recognize that we're trying to do something original," he shared.

"Rarely are films of this size critically well received... This is not a movie we're going to go on (review website) Rotten Tomatoes and it's going to be at 80 or 90 per cent," he added. "We did try to do something more than soulless, popcorn action."

Though reviews of "Fantastic Four" are still embargoed, Deadline reports that the film is expected to gross between $40m and $50m on its opening weekend, topping this weekend's box office.

Directed by Josh Trank and starring Teller (Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic), Kate Mara (Susan Storm/Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/Human Torch) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing), "Fantastic Four" opens on Aug. 7.

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