Miles Teller Explains Why Fox is Taking the \’Fantastic\’ Out of \’Fantastic Four\’

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Fantastic FourA new interview has surfaced with one of the stars of Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot that shows that the studio and filmmakers have no fraking clue what they’re doing with the franchise. The only thing we can hope is that it’ll bomb horribly and Marvel will get the rights back. Too bad the general public is dumb and go see it after some flashy commercials on MTV.

Miles Teller, who plays Mr. Fantastic, explained to Vulture how they’re ruining the movie:

“It’s different in every way,” Teller told Vulture last night at a screening of his new film Whiplash, hosted by the Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers. “All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — X-Men: First Class is doing that. You’re dealing with these characters but you’re making them real people in how they exist day-to-day. People wanted it to be taken more seriously than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”

No, people do not want a “grounded in reality” Fantastic Four. There’s a reason why it’s called the FANTASTIC Four. It’s because their powers are fantastic and over the top. It’s also not supposed to be “dark and gritty” or grounded. Fantastic Four has always been Marvel’s light-hearted version of a family sitcom. They’re not called “Marvel’s First Family” just because it was their first superhero book. It’s about a family and their Lost in Space-style adventures.

Fox is taking a massive dump on the Fantastic Four name with this reboot.