John Krasinski transforms into Fantastic Four member Reed Richards for the MCU in this impressive new image.
Ever since the conclusion of the hit comedy series The Office, actor John Krasinski has done quite a lot to make sure he doesn’t just play that same “Jim” role every single time. In Michael Bay’s 13 Hours the actor showed off his action chops, in A Quiet Place he showcased his horror skills, and even in Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan John Krasinski continues to surprise audiences with his immense talent as a leading man.
Last year, the historic Disney/Fox deal was publically announced and along with that deal, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were excited for many of 20th Century Fox’s comic book characters to return to Marvel Studios. This means that Fantastic Four members Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm, and Reed Richards can now all appear in the MCU. There’s no telling when the Fantastic Four will finally join the MCU, nor do fans know who will be playing the iconic team, but this new art from Instagram shows why John Krasinski would be a great member of the team. The impressive art features the actor becoming the team leader, Reed Richards. Check out the image in the post below.
The last big screen outing of Marvel’s First Family was in the infamous 2015 film, simply titled Fantastic Four. The film starred Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. After a troublesome production, the film had an abysmal box office run when it opened in theaters that summer.
Before that, MCU alumni Chris Evans played Johnny Storm in 2005’s Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, which was released in 2007 and marked the end of the franchise. Now that the Disney/Fox deal is happening, Marvel Studios has also obtained the film rights to another iconic team that is known for meeting up with the Marvel foursome quite often, the X-Men.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the MCU’s Fantastic Four as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think John Krasinski is a good choice to play Reed Richards? If not, then who do you think should play the role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.