Miles Teller has opened up about the Fantastic Four reboot, blaming a bad script for the film’s poor reception.
The film was released last summer and received a backlash of bad reviews from critics. It also starred Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
Speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Teller – who played Mr Fantastic in the movie – commented: “I think it was Clooney who said you can make a bad movie out of a good script, you can’t make a good movie out of a bad script, and that’s very true.”
He continued: “If they’re telling you maybe your part’s not as big and they say, ‘Oh you’re gonna be bigger in the sequel’ or ‘Oh we’re gonna rewrite’ and ‘Yeah we’re gonna take in all these notes,’ if you’re in a position where you can say ‘Hold off I’m not signing off on this dotted line’ until this script is exactly where you want it, then you’re in a very fortunate position.
“Because I know actors that have been in literally Oscar-winning performances that told me the script was a struggle every day to get it to a place that [they] wanted it, and [they] were always fighting for the best version of it.”
Producer and comic book writer Stan Lee also commented on the flop, telling chat show host Larry King: ”Because I didn’t have a cameo in it, and they didn’t discuss the story with me.”