John Krasinski is formally the primary Fantastic Four workforce member to seem within the MCU. The actor performed Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, simply as rumors claimed he would. That’s regardless of Marvel not asserting any particulars concerning the MCU’s first Fantastic Four film till not too long ago.
Fast-forward to Comic-Con 2022, and Marvel lastly revealed the movie’s launch date. We know Fantastic Four is without doubt one of the first Phase 6 initiatives, with two Avengers films set to conclude the Phase. But we nonetheless don’t know who will play the Fantastic Four heroes. And Krasinski, who’s lastly speaking about his Doctor Strange 2 function, isn’t prepared to substantiate a return. Mind you, some spoilers would possibly observe.
John Krasinski taking part in Mister Fantastic was one of many followers’ hottest MCU casting selections. And some of the thrilling Multiverse of Madness rumors. It turned out that Marvel did rent the favored actor to play the character that followers wished him to play. And Marvel confirmed all of it occurred as a result of followers requested for him.
But Marvel gave us Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic with an enormous twist. He performed the Reed Richards of a unique actuality. And we don’t know who the opposite Fantastic Four members of that workforce are.
More importantly, Krasinski’s character died inside minutes after showing on display screen, as Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) had no drawback turning Earth-838’s Mister Fantastic into spaghetti.
Finally, John Krasinski taking part in a variant of Mister Fantastic isn’t a assure that the actor may also play the MCU’s Reed Richards. That’s one thing we already know from varied multiverse initiatives. Spider-Man: No Way Home established that Spider-Man variants can look totally different. Loki did the identical factor earlier than that.
Will John Krasinski return to the MCU’s Fantastic Four?
Since the Fantastic Four element in Multiverse of Madness was such an enormous secret, Krasinski was by no means part of the Doctor Strange 2 press tour. He didn’t need to area questions on his MCU function and what it’d imply for the way forward for the MCU’s Fantastic Four franchise.
But it was solely a matter of time till the actor needed to handle speculations about his Reed Richards function. It occurred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the place he needed to fastidiously dodge the host’s questions concerning the MCU’s primary Fantastic Four workforce.
Fallon introduced up the Fantastic Four announcement at Comic-Con, asking John Krasinski whether or not he’ll return to the MCU.
“Seriously, what have you heard? I need to know,” the actor shortly joked.
He then proceeded to supply the identical comment that MCU actors usually need to ship throughout interviews. They — Marvel — don’t let you know something about it, Krasinski stated.