Stating that he loved both the cast and characters, Teller explained his interest in returning is motivated in part by the “interesting” dynamic that exists between himself and them. He also compared it favorably to Marvel‘s Avengers series, where the heroes are forced to work together to strategize ways to fight enemies and save the day:
As for whether the critical reception to Fant4stic has turned him off of the comic book movie genre, Teller emphasized that while he begins with the script, it’s the director who holds the most power over the film in the end. “Obviously you learn more as you go on; for me I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to work in pretty much every genre. There’s a lot of different factors you’re going to take into account. I think script is super important, and director. The director is going to be the most powerful person in terms of what that final product is.”
Despite the backlash, Teller maintains that he would never take on a role without fully commiting to the script and the character. “I can honestly say I’ve never just done something for money; I’d be really embarrassed for something like that to come out, that I had no attachment to the character, no attachment to the script. It takes a while before you’re only working with the best directors, nobody’s career is flawless.”
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