It seems as if there’s at least one update every week from Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot that makes longtime fans scratch their heads or shake their fists. MTV caught up with Miles Teller, the actor playing Mr. Fantastic, and asked him what he thought of co-star Toby Kebbell’s decision to spill the beans about Doctor Doom’s updated, hacker-esque origin.
“Toby marches to the beat of his own drum and he has not had a publicist for many years because he wants to stay out of the press,” Teller said, “which is funny because now he’s in it. We’re proud of what we did.”
If Teller sounds a little defensive, that’s because every aspect of Fantastic Four has been met with incredible scrutiny. In addition to Kebbell’s comments, there was the purported plot and photo leaks (the actual synopsis was confirmed this week), the revelation that the heroes will wear containment suits, and the assertion that the film isn’t based on existing comics but will also celebrates FF history. In short, the cast has been put through the wringer online before any footage has been released.
“If you want to go on the Internet and find out what every person has to say about it, it’s very easy to find that and you can kinda get caught up in the whole thing,” Teller told MTV when asked about online reaction. “At the end of the day, if I was a Fantastic Four fan I’d want to see something too.”
Teller then touched upon when we can expect to see the first footage. “We shot the whole movie over the summer and images have started to come out, but we’re right on schedule, I think,” he said. “I don’t know when they’re going to show up. The movie doesn’t come out until next August, so they just showed something for Jurassic World and that movie comes out a couple months before ours.”
Directed by Josh Trank Fantastic Four also stars Kata Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. It opens Aug. 7, 2015.
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