Fantastic Four cast blast 'unwarranted hate'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2015
Fantastic Four cast

Fantastic Four cast

Miles Teller and Kate Mara have blasted the "unwarranted hate" the new 'Fantastic Four' cast received when they were announced

Miles Teller and Kate Mara have blasted the "unwarranted hate" the new 'Fantastic Four' cast received.

The two actors have revealed that they got a lot of "negative" criticism when they - along with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell - were announced as the stars taking over from the roles made famous by Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis.

Kate said: "I was very surprised at first, before any trailers were out, how negative people were without seeing anything."

Miles added: "That is true. A lot of just unwarranted hate..."

However, the stars added that the public perception switched once the trailer for the film coming out this month was released.

Speaking to MTV, Kate said: "Then that very quickly changed, when we actually showed some footage. So that was a nice thing."

Michael also revealed why he and the rest of the cast decided to take on the already-famous roles, explaining that it was director Josh Trank's vision for the decidedly darker 'Fantastic Four' film that hooked him.

He said: "I just knew he wanted to do something completely different. Tonally he wanted it to be more grounded, a little more gritty, a little darker.

"Just wanted to... not erase the thought, but change people's perception of the 'Fantastic Four,' based upon previous tries."

Fantastic Four

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  • UK release: 6 August 2015

This adaptation of the classic comic book delivers yet another story about how a team of superheroes develop their freakish abilities, but it's humourless, drab and filled with self-important speeches about saving the world. Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films may have set the bar low, but Trank barely clears it.

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