For months now we’ve been waiting for the new cast of the Fantastic Four reboot to fill out and things are starting to move in that direction. The worst kept secret in Hollywood is that Michael B. Jordan is going to be playing Johnny Storm but what we don’t know is who exactly will fill out the rest of the cast.
We’ve had names mentioned that have begun to stick with fans, and one of those names is Miles Teller who, despite having director Josh Tank denying Teller is the frontrunner, has confirmed he’s in the running. Speaking with Fandango, Teller said that he’s talked about being in Fantastic Four but working on a Divergent sequel may end up hurting his chances.
“Right now I’m kind of hanging out. I don’t have anything that I’m doing until probably January or February. I don’t know 100%. Obviously Insurgent, the next Divergent film… I think they are going to start the second one in April.” And about the Fantastic Four? “Uh, you know, I don’t know,” Teller told us. “If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. But then I’ll also be working for… it’s like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem.”
So while he’s confirmed that he’s up for the role it sounds like if something doesn’t happen soon with it, Teller isn’t going to go back to being a starving actor.
What Fantastic Four fans won’t like to hear is that Teller might not be able to take the role or might fall out of contention due to his work on the Divergent sequel. The situation will play itself out but for now it’s looking like Teller is in the running but far from a lock for the film.