John Krasinski’s Reed Richards is making headlines, and so is Emily Blunt’s Sue Storm rumor ever since the A Quiet Place star’s evasive response on the possibility of the duo starring in the Fantastic Four movie. The internet, as usual, is campaigning for his return in Marvel’s first family feature which will kick off Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Phase 6.
When Krasinski was cast as Reed Richards for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, MCU fans were ecstatic by Marvel Studios’ decision to honor fan casting. Though that happiness was short-lived when Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) spaghettified Mr. Fantastic. Still, many have held out hope over the possibility that The Office star would return as Earth 616’s version, heading the Fantastic Four.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the host spoke about the recent Fantastic Four announcement at SDCC and led with, “You’re not allowed to say anything.” Krasinski outright said “Nope,” as Fallon pressured for answer though it seemed like a scripted bit. “I’m not allowed to really ask you,” he added, as the two bantered around with Krasinski saying (“That’s right.”), before adding, “but… you think? You think?” “Seriously, what have you heard?” the actor tittered. “I need to know.” He firmly states, “They don’t tell you anything,” and Fallon continuing, “Not until right before you’re about to shoot.”
Fallon added more steam to the Fantastic Four conversation by bringing up, “there’s also rumor that your wife, Emily Blunt, will play Sue Storm.” To which Krasinski hilariously acted out a scenario to remind Marvel’s tight-wrapped policy to keep announcements hush-hush. Nonetheless, it’s got fans enthusiastic about his possible return, some even speculating the star reprising the character as a cameo appearance. Readers can find reactions below.
Yeah he’s definitely playing the MCU Reed Richards pic.twitter.com/9RXvtyLuMf
— Hernandy (@Pollos_Hernandy) July 28, 2022
John Krasinski is definitely playing Reed Richards pic.twitter.com/6Bqw8xQas9
— Everything Marvel News (@spidervenom69) July 28, 2022
It’s going to be him, but 616 him, the Reed Richards in the other universe is dead but not the one in Ours. https://t.co/yjEOo6Z3W6
— Persephone’s🌺Child😈 (@Mansur_Daron) July 28, 2022
if john krasinski is not reed richards in the next fantastic four movie i have lost all hope in the mcu https://t.co/bqMby0qEPD
— Eli Stallard (@estallard62) July 28, 2022
John krasinski when he’s about to talk about mr fantastic/reed Richards pic.twitter.com/hFkV6IA56E
— Switchblade (@Switchb53563450) July 27, 2022
he needs to be the MCU Reed Richards already
Multiverse Of Madness shown that he looks and plays the part of the character perfectly, even as an alternate version of the character, so you might as well bring THIS version of him into the main MCU universe https://t.co/AuATICpIcy
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewC70136680) July 28, 2022
It really is very Simple
John Krasinski as Reed
Elizabeth Lail as Sue
Rudy as Johnny
Seth as Ben Grimm
They will really feel like a Family https://t.co/rnPdkQcNJ3
— ᱬ Mr. Mehta ۞ “ (@itsokloll) July 28, 2022
I think John Krasinski would be a good Reed if he had a better writer behind the character… like in Multiverse of Madness he barely had anything to work with
— Zay 2x (@DiscussingFill) July 28, 2022
I completely agree he’s straight forward enough of a person to be like look fans I’m not reed Richards but john krasinski hasn’t said that https://t.co/c3FMinuOfK
— Switchblade (@Switchb53563450) July 28, 2022
John Krasinski is going to be the main MCU Reed Richards
GO CRY pic.twitter.com/6jO1EUppYl
— Teej (@UsUnitedJustice) July 28, 2022
I'm gonna be so miffed if they replace John Krasinski for the Fantastic Four film. One of the best parts of MoM. 😭
— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) July 27, 2022
Bro John Krasinski is such a fun, lovable guy and an amazing actor. It still boggles me how bland he was as Reed Richards in MoM. I really wish he couldve brought some of his charm and charisma to the role :/ #FantasticFour pic.twitter.com/AN7Sud6yPw
— C-Dat1 (@the_cdat1) July 27, 2022
seeing this and the announcement from Kevin Fiege saying that The Fantastic Four won’t be an origin story not only basically confirms John Krasinski as Reed Richards but i think a possibility of the team or Reed to be a pos credit in Ant-Man 3 #MCU #FF4 https://t.co/yxnsala90b
— isaac 🥷 (@isaacamartinez_) July 28, 2022
JOHN KRASINSKI DID FANTASTIC WHAT?!
Did he just let it slip he did Fantastic Four and not Reed in Doctor Strange Into the Multiverse of Madness? pic.twitter.com/f95dblRxHe
— ۞Strange۞ (@StrangeSJP) July 27, 2022
I really hope our Reed Richards to be John Krasinski if not then Penn badgely they're the perfect choices
— Waiting For Mcu Spider-Man 4 & Fantastic 4 (@MikeyJack212) July 27, 2022
Blunt had earlier shattered hopes stating the superhero movie genre is “not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.” However, Hollywood has repeatedly reminded us that actors tend to play coy as Andrew Garfield did for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Also, Blunt’s interest in the Marvel franchise is public knowledge, especially since she regretted missing the opportunity to play Black Widow alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2.
Fantastic Four is scheduled for a 2024 release, with Marvel on the lookout to fill the director’s chair.
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