Now that the Fantastic Four are soon going to be a part of MCU courtesy the Fox-Disney acquisition, a legendary piece of fan art depicts John Krasinski as Reed Richards, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Mr. Fantastic.
Fantastic Four has had a very complex cinematic history, spanning from an unreleased film in the 1990s to the Noughties movies by Tim Story, as well as the Fant4stic by Josh Trank. The directors have constantly struggled to get the right mix for the team. However, the reboot of the series is imminent and whoever becomes Richards in MCU will certainly be a very lucky guy.
An image has come via Reddit, which shows a rough Krasinki putting on the standout costume of the modern Fantastic Four hero. You can check it below:
The image portrays a very MCU feel, resembling the bearded Captain America (Steve Rogers) as seen in Avengers: Infinity War. While the fans might be accustomed to seeing a clean-shaven Richards as demonstrated by Joan Gruffudd and Miles Teller. However, Krasinski definitely seems to be apt to play a rugged, crazy scientist, adaptation of the role. The post further imagines they various possibilities that the Fantastic Four will become a part of the steadily expanding MCU, however, a majority of fans on Reddit agree that Krasinski would be a superb choice to be the lead character in the latest version of the four superheroes.
Disney’s merger with Fox is still a long distance away. Thus, it would be revealed only by time as to how the Fantastic Four merge into the MCU. The 2015 film by Trank turned out to be a failure at the box office, and it is a common belief that the MCU will start afresh and Teller would no longer be committed to playing Reed. Reddit is not the only place where Jim Halpert (The Office) has been touted for the role, and Screen Rant had suggested his name as Reed last year. Considering that he was among the leading contenders to play Captain America, he has definitely been on the MCU’s radar for a number of years. After shifting from Television into films such as Aloha, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and The Hollars, Krasinski has the ideal star power that attracts MCU.
Although the MCU debut of X-Men and the Fantastic Four and other current MCU heroes and villains is likely to be seen in Phase 4, and a massive casting spree is likely to follow. What’s even better is that Krasinski is still keen to feature in MCU as admitted by him. Therefore, the future is quite hazy right now. The next thing for us to do is to find Sue and Jonny Storm as well as a Ben Grimm, and we would be all set to go.