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Miles Teller open to Fantastic Four sequel

Miles Teller would love the chance to return to the rebooted Fantastic Four franchise, even though the 2015 remake was a critical and commercial flop.

The Whiplash star portrayed Reed Richards and his alter ego Mr. Fantastic in the superhero movie, taking over the role previously played by Ioan Gruffudd in the 2005 original and its sequel.


The main cast was rounded out by Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, but the revamped Fantastic Four failed to excite film fans and critics alike, and even director Josh Trank attacked his own movie upon its release last summer (15), claiming the finished product was vastly different to the vision he had planned.


Despite the backlash, Miles insists he would be open to revisiting the Marvel comic book franchise for a sequel, because he had so much fun on the first shoot.


He tells JoBlo.com, "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... So, yeah, absolutely, I would do another one."


And Teller isn't the only person eager to give the Fantastic Four another shot - in May (16), producer Simon Kinberg insisted he had learned from his mistakes and would be able to make his next superhero film much better.


"We didn't make a good movie, and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly," he told Den of Geek. "You can't make a good movie every time out - not everybody does. We actually have a pretty good batting average, all things considered. But I think we made many mistakes when we made that movie - mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn't repeat.


"We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast... I love the comic... We'll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four... which is brighter, funner, more optimistic. I think we tried to make a darker Fantastic Four movie, which seemed like a radical idea but we were kind of messing with the DNA of the actual comic."


Studio executives at 20th Century Fox and Marvel have yet to reveal whether they would pursue a sequel.