'Fantastic Four' Reboot Is 'Sad' For Former Reed Richards, Offers Advice For Next Mr. Fantastic

Ever since it was announced that Fox was rebooting their "Fantastic Four" franchise and scrapping old cast members for new ones, the news surrounding the reboot has been a bit lackluster. There have been rumors about casting and rumblings about titles that have gone nowhere, not to mention the fact that it seems Fox made their reboot announcement without letting the former four, Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis in on the news beforehand.

When MTV News caught up with Gruffud recently during the press day for the upcoming James Cameron-produced underwater 3-D thriller "Sanctum," I asked him his thoughts on the reboot plans.


“It's very sad for me personally, and for the rest of the cast," Gruffud said. "But hey, these things have to move on, progress and evolve, and I wish them all the best."

The charming Welsh actor went on to say that he's very proud to have been a part of the Tim Story-directed films.

"Those were fantastic years of my life working on those movies, and they made a hell of a lot of money worldwide for the studios," he said. "It was a great sort of business model, and bringing that sort of comic book to life, what a thrill to be able to do that, because that’s been around for almost fifty years now, I’m very proud of that experience.”

Sad sentiments aside, does he have any words of wisdom for the next Reed Richards?

“[Do] lots of yoga,” Gruffud said with a smile.

Are you still sad they've done away with Gruffud, Alba, Evans and Chiklis or are you excited for the reboot? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!