Anyone can fan-cast a comic book character, but it’s not easy to pick an actor who numerous people agree think be a good fit for a certain superhero or supervillain. And when it comes to the Fantastic Four reboot that will inevitably be released within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, arguably the most popular choice for the stretchy Mr. Fantastic has been Jack Ryan star and A Quiet Place: Part II director, John Krasinski.
Still, if he had any say in the matter, John Krasinski would gladly accept the honor of playing Mr. Fantastic in the MCU. After all, he missed out on playing Captain America a decade ago, and considering how important the Fantastic Four are to the Marvel mythos, Krasinski would be guaranteed an especially esteemed position within this superhero franchise.
Plus, it’s not just that a lot of fans would like to see John Krasinski playing Mr. Fantastic. Many also want fellow actress and Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, to play Sue Storm, a.k.a. The Invisible Woman, alongside him. Krasinski and Blunt previously played significant others in A Quiet Place, and a Fantastic Four movie would allow them to keep that onscreen dynamic going.
For now though, John Krasinski is not aware if there’s any interest in him playing Mr. Fantastic on Marvel’s end, but for all we know, he could be on a list of candidates that Kevin Feige and his fellow executives have pinned on a cork board somewhere. It’d be foolish for them to not at least consider Krasinski.
With Phase Four already filled up on both the movie and Disney+ sides, that leaves Phase Five as the earliest we could see the Fantastic Four introduced, and even then they could be saved for towards the end of the Phase, i.e. around 2025 or so. Still, they will pop up at some point, and if John Krasinski does end up being cast as Mr. Fantastic, considering how well his directorial work on A Quiet Place (and its sequel too, judging by the early reactions) was received, maybe he could also arrange to helm this Fantastic Four movie.
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