The most recent Fantastic Four movie was a bomb. There”s just no polite way to put it. The 2015 film grossed just $56 million in the U.S. (plus another $111 million internationally) on a $120 million production budget. But the flick”s underperformance hasn”t dissuaded one of its stars from expressing interest in giving it another go.
Miles Teller, who played Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic in the film, told Joblo.com that he”d be keen to reprise his role as the man who can stretch his body however he wants.
“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,” Teller said.
While Rotten Tomatoes scores don”t always connect to box office results (see: Suicide Squad), the writing should have been on the wall for Fantastic Four when it only mustered a 9 percent “Fresh” rating. Many reviews were like that of Rene Rodriguez from the Miami Herald. He said, “Fantastic Four is a synthetic bum-out, an assembly-line product, a movie a group of people made just because they could.” HitFix”s Drew McWeeny was slightly less vicious, calling the movie “powerfully mediocre” while giving it a “C” rating.
Marvel has not announced any plans to reboot Fantastic Four, and it”s probably just as well.