Recently, Hank Campbell shared fan art depicting actor John Krasinski in the uniform for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic as part of the Fantastic Four. In the tweet, Campbell expresses that besides Chris Evans’ casting as Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch in Tim Story’s two Fantastic Four films, he has been quite unhappy about the actors and actresses cast in the roles as Marvel’s first family.
However, Campbell expresses that after seeing Krasinski’s performance in 13 Hours, he believes that the actor would be a great fit as Reed Richards when the Disney/Fox merger is complete so that the Fantastic Four and the X-Men can merge with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can see Campbell’s image down below:
I own the first 300 issues of Fantastic Four but only bought them in runs after that (like Walt Simonson & Jon Hickman) and in decades I have never been happy with any FF casting except Chris Evans as Human Torch. But after 13 Hours, I know @johnkrasinski would nail it as Reed. pic.twitter.com/19jAs8fTGs
— Hank Campbell (@HankCampbell) January 11, 2018
Krasinski saw the post and shared it in a humorous tweet:
Wait… how did you get this picture??? Only my wife knows what I wear to bed! https://t.co/uzx8800gYg
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) January 12, 2018
Previous actors who have portrayed Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic were Alex Hyde-White, Ioan Gruffudd and Miles Teller. Hyde-White appeared in the infamous unreleased 1994 film directed by Roger Corman while Gruffudd appeared in Story’s Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Teller appeared in Josh Trank’s failed Fantastic Four (2015) reboot.
Krasinski is an actor commonly discussed in regards for future superhero roles. Before Chris Evans was ultimately cast as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Krasinski was also in the running to wield the First Avenger’s mighty shield.
Hypothetically, if Krasinski were to play the MCU’s version of Mr. Fantastic, he would be an interesting choice. Perhaps his wife Emily Blunt can join him and play Reed’s wife and fellow Fantastic Four member, Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.
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20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition
So the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.
Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.
Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!