5 Rejected Designs for John Krasinski’s Fantastic Four Costume Revealed

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By Bruce Wayne

In the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans were treated to a brief but memorable appearance by John Krasinski as Reed Richards, the iconic leader of the Fantastic Four. While his role was fleeting, what’s intriguing are the rejected designs for his Fantastic Four suit that almost made it to the screen.

Krasinski’s Unique Take on Mister Fantastic

John Krasinski’s portrayal of Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought excitement to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the design of his superhero costume underwent several iterations before settling on the final look.

Rejected Designs Unveiled

In “The Art of the Movie” book for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, unreleased designs of John Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic were uncovered, showcasing the creative journey behind his character’s costume.

1. Simplistic Blue Uniform

One of the rejected designs featured Reed Richards in a simpler blue uniform, deviating from the classic Fantastic Four look.

2. Addition of Black Detailing

Another design iteration introduced black detailing to break up the single blue color, adding depth to the outfit.

3. Classic Aesthetic

Marvel Studios explored a more traditional take on the superhero’s costume, reminiscent of the classic Fantastic Four look.

4. Brighter Shade of Blue

A design inspired by the classic aesthetic opted for a brighter, more vibrant shade of blue, giving the costume a lively twist.

5. Two Shades of Classic Color

The final rejected design maintained the classic appearance but incorporated two different shades of the iconic Fantastic Four color scheme.

The Chosen Modern Design

Ultimately, Marvel Studios decided on a modern design with prominent black accents, as witnessed in the film itself. This contemporary twist on the classic costume offered a fresh take on Reed Richards’ appearance.

Will Krasinski Return to the MCU?

Fans have eagerly speculated about John Krasinski’s potential return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, as of December 2022, Krasinski revealed that there were no ongoing discussions regarding his Marvel reprisal. However, his wife, Emily Blunt, remains hopeful for his return, and the expansive Multiverse storyline leaves room for unexpected comebacks in future crossover events.

Awaiting the New Reed Richards

While Krasinski’s future as Reed Richards is uncertain, fans are eagerly awaiting news of the actor who will take on the mantle of the MCU’s main Reed Richards. Rumors have swirled, with names like Adam Driver, Dev Patel, and Matt Smith in the mix. The official casting announcement is expected once the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are resolved.

The journey of designing John Krasinski’s Fantastic Four costume unveils the meticulous creative process that shapes the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Krasinski’s return remains uncertain, fans can look forward to Fantastic Four hitting theaters on May 2, 2025, as the iconic superhero team makes its grand entrance into the MCU.