Warning! This article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Read at your own risk!
The news is out: John Krasinski is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Reed Richards after years of fans asking for him to play the role. He plays the character as part of the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and all he can say to describe the experience was “fantastic.”
When asked on Twitter how Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was, the only word John Krasinski could say was “fantastic,” and fitting enough, he plays Mister Fantastic in the movie as a member of the Illuminati from Earth 838, probably granting one of the wishes of many fans to have him cast as Reed Richards.
Fan cast for Mr. Fantastic for many years, Marvel finally decided to tap on John Krasinski to play the role and while they were coy at first to confirm whether he would portray the part, the movie is a solid proof that they heard the call of the fans.
While there is no news yet whether Krasinski would be back to play Mr. Fantastic in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe given that a Fantastic Four reboot is on the slate of Phase Four, given his attachment to the role, a lot of people are hoping to have him a staple in the franchise. Fan casts are all around for the other members of Marvel’s first family after Krasinski’s appearance as Mr. Fantastic.
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Along with John Krasinski’s Mr. Fantastic are the other members of the Illuminati who made a cameo appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness such as Anson Mount as Black Bolt reprising his role from the 2017 Inhumans series, Patrick Stewart as Professor X returning to play the telepathic mutant from X-Men, Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel coming back with the role of her best friend in the franchise, and Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter after her appearance in the MCU as the first Avenger from What If..?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.