Not only did it have a reported budget of $120 million, but it only ended up earning $59 million total in the US!
Well since the release, there has been a lot of talk about the comic book flick’s failure like the director Josh Trank who blamed the studio among other people.
While we definitely took what Josh said with a grain of salt as there were a TON of rumored problems with production, another star of the film Miles Teller opened up about why the movie bombed so hard.
The actor was a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, where he said:
“I think it was Clooney who said you can make a bad movie out of a good script, you can’t make a good movie out of a bad script, and that’s very true.”
Seeing as how Trank was the one who wrote the screenplay, we’re not sure Miles will be working with the director anytime soon!
The 29-year-old went on to advise other actors not to make the mistake of signing on when the script isn’t there:
“If they’re telling you maybe your part’s not as big and they say, ‘Oh you’re gonna be bigger in the sequel’ or ‘Oh we’re gonna rewrite’ and ‘Yeah we’re gonna take in all these notes,’ if you’re in a position where you can say ‘Hold off I’m not signing off on this dotted line’ until this script is exactly where you want it, then you’re in a very fortunate position. “
Teller also said:
“Because I know actors that have been in literally Oscar-winning performances that told me the script was a struggle every day to get it to a place that [they] wanted it, and [they] were always fighting for the best version of it.”
This seems to back up what Michael B. Jordan previously said about the failure being a result of factors “outside the actor’s control.”
[Image via 20th Century Fox.]