Miles Teller has come out to say he’s happy to do a sequel to the ill-fated Fant4stic… but what are the chances it would happen?
Speaking with JoBlo, Teller who played super stretchy scientist Reed Richards revealed that he would have no problem returning to do a Fantastic Four 2:
“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.”
There is of course many problems surrounding a Fantastic Four sequel. Him and the rest of the cast were great, for the most part. It’s whether people actually want to see a sequel to Fant4stic… or if it’s even possible.
The critical reception to this particular Fantastic Four reboot was less than stellar and the box office return was worse – $167M Gross vs $150M production budget. The people who call Batman v Superman’s $870M gross a failure often tend to forget how fantastic it looks when put aside Fantastic Four. Fox may not want to spring for a sequel when there is no guarantee of a box office return.
Then there’s Marvel Studios. Not only has Fantastic Four’s Human Torch Michael B. Jordan been cast in Black Panther and probably maybe contractually ruling himself out of a Fantastic Four 2 (we all know how these things work); there is also the ever persisting rumours that Fantastic Four will be rebooted again at Marvel. This will surely mean another new cast. Both of these would be massive road blocks in a Fantastic Four sequel taking place with Miles Teller.
In saying that, this could all be Teller saving face and not wanting to bash those who did in all fairness to them work hard to try to deliver. As a young actor, there’s no sure-fire way to ensure you don’t work for a studio, director or producer again other than to tear down those people who gave you that opportunity.
Of course, what Marvel’s First Family’s fate is we will find out sooner or later.