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Miles Teller Promises a “less campy and more grounded tone” on Fantastic Four

October 1st, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Now that the release date for Fantastic Four has been pushed back to August of next year, this will give the studio more time to promote the movie, including a whole run and San Diego Comic Con (If they decide they want to go this time). Not so long ago when we seen these characters on the big screen, Captain America (Chris Evans) was the Human Torch, Jessica Alba was The Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, and the films had a campy feel to them.

Miles Teller – who will be our new Reed Richards this time round – has been promoting his new drumming movie Whiplash, and took some time out to speak to Vulture, with the emphasis on the fans to expect something completely different to the previous movies: “It’s different in every way. All those [previous] 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.”

So expect a more serious and grounded tone, with far more character development. It’s the same route a lot of the recent comic book movie adaptations have been taking lately. Give us your heads up in the comments section below.

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.