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Miles Teller discusses Fantastic Four script

Miles Teller has spoken out about his role as Reed Richards - AKA Mr. Fantastic - in the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four .

Teller ( Footloose , That Awkward Moment , the upcoming Divergent ) will play the elastic-limbed leader of the foursome, with his appointment confirmed recently after months of speculation.

Speaking to IGN , Teller explained the appeal of the comic-book project, saying, "I didn't grow up really as a comic-book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank.

"I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle , you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together - Michael B. [ Jordan ], Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell - I was very excited."

Admitting a certain skepticism towards comic-book movies, Teller went on to add, "I think what we're going to do with Fantastic Four is going to be very grounded and it made sense to me. When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero tale. These are all very human people that end up having to become I guess what is known as the Fantastic Four.

"It's a proper character and that's my favourite stuff to do."

The Fantastic Four opens in the UK on 18 June 2015.