Emily Blunt hinted that The Office star and her husband John Krasinski might helm the role of Mister Fantastic again in the MCU. The actor was last seen as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2, where the character didn’t have a very good fate. Following that it was reported by the director Sam Raimi himself that it was the Reed Richards of a parallel dimension and was done mainly for fan service. This gave rise to several rumors about who would play the character in the main universe.
John Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic was undoubtedly a dream come true for many MCU fans. But neither the studio nor the actor himself revealed anything about his return. Amidst all this, Emily Blunt’s words give some hope.
Emily Blunt believes in John Krasinski’s comeback
The Mister Fantastic played by John Krasinski didn’t meet a very good fate in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. The character met a brutal death when Wanda Maximoff shredded him into spaghetti. But it was Earth-838’s version so the Reed Richards of the main universe is still yet to be seen.
Recently in an interview at the London Film Festival, Emily Blunt dropped a hint that may suggest that all the recast rumors are a hoax. She said that she was very happy when her husband got the role as even Krasinski was a huge fan of the superhero verse.
“I was really happy for him because I think he’s a huge fan. And I understand why it’s such an ardent passionate religion for people. It’s a huge part of our cinematic history now. So he was thrilled.”
Further, when she was told by the Interviewer that everybody is hoping to see him back, she gave a very clever reply.
Interviewer: “Well I think everyone else was as well, hoping we can see him again.
“Blunt: “Yeah? Well, I hope so. I hope so. You never know.”
It is not a concrete reply and can mean many things. It can also be the truth that she might also doesn’t know about the truth, but the fandom still hopes that John Krasinski might also be the Reed Richards of the upcoming Fantastic 4 movie.
The other actors in the Mister Fantastic title race
Soon after Sam Raimi hinted that John Krasinski’s appearance was only limited to fan service, reports started emerging that the YOU star Penn Badgley can bag the role. Even the fans found it very intriguing as Penn Badgley’s performance was much appreciated in YOU. But according to some rumors, we might have also got another competitor in the race, Tom Ellis.
Tom Ellis stars in the widely popular Lucifer series, and many reports believe him to be the next Reed Richards. On top of it, Emily Blunt’s interview has added another angle that even the Jack Ryan star can reprise the role. So we can do nothing but wait till we get to know who will set to lead the Fantastic 4 team in the upcoming movie.
Fantastic 4 is scheduled to release on February 14, 2025, while Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness can be streamed on Disney+