Miles Teller is out doing the press rounds for Todd Phillips’ new war comedy/drama “War Dogs” and, now a full year removed from the chaos, was asked to reflect on the failure of last year’s “Fantastic Four” reboot in which he was involved.
The cast was one of the few praised elements, a group seen as solid actors wasted in a terrible film. Considering the mess that ensued following its release though, would he return for a sequel were it ever to go forward? Teller tells JoBlo:
“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.”
As to whether or not he’s been soured on the comic book movie genre, Teller says he approaches any film with both the script and his performance in mind first:
“Obviously you learn more as you go on; for me I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to work in pretty much every genre. There’s a lot of different factors you’re going to take into account. I think script is super important, and director. The director is going to be the most powerful person in terms of what that final product is. But s–t, Whiplash was Damian’s first feature, who would have known? I did that because of the script.
I think certain things you can get sort of disenfranchised with a little bit. But I wouldn’t change anything. I can honestly say I’ve never just done something for money; I’d be really embarrassed for something like that to come out, that I had no attachment to the character, no attachment to the script. It takes a while before you’re only working with the best directors, nobody’s career is flawless.”
Teller also has the boxing drama “Bleed for This” due out November 23rd.