John Krasinski has ended his silence over his participation as Reed Richards in the next “Fantastic Four” film from Marvel Studios.
An online petition has been started to see Reed Richards and the Scarlet Witch go at it again.
When Marvel announced a slate of movies that will keep the entire fandom occupied for the next three years, they stole the show at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. The studio giant stunned their fans by also unveiling Phase 6, after already announcing Phase 5. In addition to the two new Avengers films, Marvel also revealed Fantastic Four.
Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four, was portrayed by Sam Rami as the world’s most intelligent man in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. John Krasinski, star of NBC’s The Office, portrayed him. Fans liked seeing the actor in his blue suit on film even after he was transformed into spaghetti by the all-powerful Scarlett Witch.
Now that a Fantastic Four relaunch is in the works for 2024 at Marvel Studios, fans are asking if they will get to see John in the suit again. When Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, questioned the 42-year-old actor on Marvel’s unveiling of the Fantastic Four, he addressed the issue.
As John frantically tried to deflect the inquiry, the atmosphere in the room took a comedic turn. Additionally, he mentioned that not much is known about the filming schedule at Marvel Studios until the day of. Jimmy then pressed John with questions concerning the speculation around his wife, actress Emily Blunt, and a potential part as Sue Storm.
We were reminded of Jim Halbert during this talk as John employed every trick in the Marvel playbook to keep himself from inadvertently spoiling anything. John also pretended to be dead after being shot with a dart at one point, only to later explain, “No, it’s actually a Marvel dart.” Yes, sir, that is a Marvel dart, and that is a man strolling about.
It is unknown if John Krasinski will reprise his role as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four, but if he does, we hope that after his tragic mistake in Doctor Strange 2, which resulted in Black Bolt’s death, he would be given a chance to redeem himself and restore his status as the smartest man on Earth.