Miles Teller understands that moviegoers may be suffering from superhero fatigue by the time the "Fantastic Four" reboot rolls around next summer. But the future Mr. Fantastic says that the upcoming flick is unlike its predecessors -- and will set itself apart from the comic book pack.
In an interview with Vulture, Teller opened up about the new "Four," telling the site that "It's different in every way" from the 2005 feature (and 2007 sequel, "Rise of the Silver Surfer") starring Jessica Alba and Chris Evans.
"All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places," Teller explained. "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."
The actor compared the reboot to the tone established by "X-Men: First Class," telling Vulture that the movie is "dealing with these characters but ... 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."
That's certainly a big promise from the actor, though it echoes previous comments he made shortly after his casting that the film will be "very grounded," unlike other superhero flicks.
Audiences won't have to wait long to see what Teller is talking about: "The Fantastic Four" hits theaters on June 19, 2015.
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