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Published On: Tue, Mar 11th, 2014

‘Divergent’ star Miles Teller discusses ‘The Fantastic Four’

While promoting Divergent, star Miles Teller addressed The Fantastic Four, what drew him to the project, as well as the rest of the cast.

Speaking to IGN, Teller explained the appeal of the comic-book project, saying, “I didn’t grow up really as a comic-book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad’s favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank.”

Peter Miles Teller Divergent posterTrank turned some heads as the director on Chronicle, which impressed Fox enough for him to land the job of leading the FF reboot.

“I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together – Michael B. [Jordan], Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell – I was very excited.”

The Fantastic Four will star Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Girl, Jordan as the Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.

The film is rumored to be based on the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” a contemporary update on the Marvel Comics’ 1960s golden age characters and story.

“I think what we’re going to do with Fantastic Four is going to be very grounded and it made sense to me. When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero tale. These are all very human people that end up having to become I guess what is known as the Fantastic Four.

“It’s a proper character and that’s my favourite stuff to do.”

Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.

The Fantastic Four is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015.

Divergent opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

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