Miles Teller reflects on ‘Fantastic Four’ criticism

Miles Teller reflects on ‘Fantastic Four’ criticism

The actor wouldn’t wish the backlash on any other movie

Miles Teller recently acknowledged the harsh criticism Fantastic Four generated by both fans and critics, saying he wouldn’t wish it on any other film.

The 29-year-old actor played the role of Mr. Fantastic in the poorly-received Marvel remake. Although he enjoyed working with fellow co-stars Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and others, he admits it was difficult to live up to fan expectations.

He told Playboy magazine: “I wasn’t starving to be a superhero. Although at the time – it was a couple of years ago – if you’re a young man in this business, a part of you is saying, ‘I need to get a Marvel project; I need to be a superhero’, because you see all these actors you respect being put in that world.

I would not have wanted to be Spider-Man because I wouldn’t want the whole thing riding on my shoulders. I enjoyed the ensemble element of ‘Fantastic Four’.

I wouldn’t wish what happened to us on another movie. It’s tough, because there are such high expectations. Comic books mean so much to a lot of people.”

The film, which “won” various Razzies and was largely panned, still managed to make a small profit. It has generated roughly $168 million in revenue against an estimated $120 million production budget. Moreover, Teller is actually open to a sequel as he evidently believes in second chances.

“If we do, I hope it comes together in a way that satisfies people. You want to make the fans happy, but you can’t please everyone. In our case, we pleased very few,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, the actor refuses to create an Instagram account despite being told that the platform could make him more recognizable.

He shared: “With Twitter, I like it because I can put things in my own words. I can write something, and boom, it goes out to however many people. It’s important to have your own voice.

But I don’t do Instagram. People are on their phones too much. I’ve been told that having an Instagram account will help me book more roles, get more endorsement deals. It makes you more of a brand.

But I’m not interested. I want to build my fan base through movies and movies alone.”

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