With reporting by Josh Horowitz
At SXSW Film Festival in support of “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” Teller dropped a few hints about his upcoming turn as a superhero in “Fantastic Four.” Though he hasn’t yet seen the film, he said there are certain things he hopes make the final cut — including humor.
As far as character research goes, Teller said he was told not to go all in on reading every comic.
“We were looking to kind of put our stamp on it,” he said. “We were looking to pay respect to the history of the characters but to bring them up to date.”
And when it comes to the Simon Kinberg connection between “Fantastic Four” and the universe of “X-Men,” Teller didn’t quite rule out the possibility of a crossover, though he said he hadn’t heard any plans. That doesn’t mean he’s not open to a little chill time with Logan, though.
“I would love to kick it with Wolverine,” he said. “I don’t know what we would talk about, but…”
“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” hits theaters March 20.