|Character||Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic|
Miles Teller portrayed Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four. When Teller was cast as Mr. Fantastic, he was happy to know that he was working with Michael B. Jordan who would portray The Human Torch. He is the first American actor to portray Mr. Fantastic, while Alex Hyde White and Ioan Gruffud were British. Adrian Brody, Jack O’Connell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington were considered for the role, but dropped out.
Tensions were strained between Teller and Director Josh Trank, especially when they almost got into a fistfight with him during filming. Though they apologized to each other, they vowed to never work again. Teller starred in another box office bomb Allegiant, a sequel in the Divergent series.
He is also starring in a war comedy film Thank You For Your Service with Jonah Hill, as well as the upcoming biopic Bleed For This. On August 23, 2016 he had expressed interest in starring in the sequel.
- "Well, for me 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. 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."
- "I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a supehero soon' because that's just the world that we're in, but I think a lot of times it just looks like Hollywood actors in Halloween costumes, you know? And 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. So for me it was just a really good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin. It's a proper character and that's my favorite stuff to do."
- Miles Teller has work with Michael B. Jordan in 2014's That Awkward Moment.