Miles Teller Promises Classic Costumes Do Appear in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:28 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Miles Teller Promises Classic Costumes Do Appear in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

By now, you've seen the Fantastic Four teaser trailer and pictures of the cast in-costume, costumes that are a far cry from the blue spandex Marvel's First Family usually sport on the comic book page.

In keeping with the reboot's grittier tone, these superheroes wear black, insignia-less get-ups that Human Torch Michael B. Jordan has described as "containment suits."

According to no less a source than Miles Teller, however, Fantastic Four also includes more traditional costumes.

Whiplash and Spectacular Now dynamo Teller stars as Reed Richards, the elasticated leader of the heroic quartet, which also includes Jordan, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.

Discussing the upcoming Insurgent with Screen Crush, Teller discussed his "highly uncomfortable" Fantastic Four outfit and teased more recognizable super-suits.

"These are the beta versions of the costumes, which is great," said Teller. "But, yeah it would be very odd if the Fantastic Four didn't don the traditional costumes. You've got to. There is some servicing there. You've got to give that to the fans. That's what it's all about."

In all likelihood, our heroes probably don't don the full-blown classic FF costumes until late in Fantastic Four, maybe even only the last moments of the movie.  After all, the reboot is an origin story.  But with Fantastic Four 2 already scheduled for June 2017, Mr. Fantastic and the gang can then spend the sequel in more immediately-identifiable, colorful outfits.

Either way, Teller's reveal of "traditional" costumes in the super-secretive Fox film ought to assuage the fears of fans turned off by the somber, grounded look of the teaser trailer.

Not too long ago, director Josh Trank shared some insight on the tone, to which the black costumes contribute.

"I think a real misconception people have comes from the adjectives," he explained when the trailer debuted. "Fantastic means the tone needs to be fantastical, and we’re talking about fantastical things, but it doesn’t mean 'pop.'  People need to refresh their understanding of the English language because 'fantastical' means The Fly.  These are fantastical things that are befalling real people and the realities we see in our everyday lives.  There’s something creepy about the fantastical and there’s something inspiring about the fantastical.  And to have that be birthed out of a reality that we’re familiar with is why we go to the movies.  It’s why I go to the movies.  I want to see that.  And I think it’s lacking these days."

Fantastic Four is set to open in theaters this August 7th.

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