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I played it as a Supervillain’: John Krasinski Reveals Why He Agreed to Play Reed Richards in Doctor Strange 2

John Krasinski Reveals Why He Agreed to Play Reed Richards in Doctor Strange 2

We can all agree that John Krasinski is one of the funniest men in Hollywood without even having to try. His natural charm and perfect comedic timing make him one of the most beloved actors, with not just the industry goers, but also among fans.

John Krasinski
John Krasinski

Not to say he can’t pull off serious acting, because we have all seen how good he was on A Quiet Place (2018), as well as its 2020 sequel. However, Krasinski will always be best known for his role as Jim Halpert in the sitcom the Office, which ran for almost a decade, and is still viewed as one of the best American sitcoms to have been released.

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Recently, Krasinski was rumored to be the choice of Marvel for the face of Reed Richards. And after months of speculations, the actor appeared on our screens as the Fantastic Four member in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness; even if it was for a short couple of minutes.

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But the actor has been in the headlines for one more reason, and this is because some fans of The Office think that his character in the sitcom, Jim Halpert, was a manipulative villain. And that is just yet another weird day for us on the internet.

Jim Halpert from The Office
John Krasinski plays Jim Halpert in The Office

During his recent appearance on the late-night talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 42-year-old actor was asked what he thought about the recent speculations about one of his most famous characters; to which he said: “Well they’re on to me because I played it as a supervillian.” He further added, “That’s why I did Fantastic Four to balance it out — I had already done the villain.”

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Moving on from the Office debacle, the host asked Krasinski more about his tie-ups with Marvel, and the actor replied in his usual humorous ways.

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When asked about rumors on whether Emily Blunt, his wife, would be joining the Marvel family as Sue Storm, Krasinski replied with a cheeky “Oh is it?”

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We have long since known Marvel, and its stipulations about spoiling even the teeniest bit of information on its projects (sorry, Holland and Ruffalo). So it comes as no surprise that The Quiet Place actor-director didn’t speak much about it. Whether or not the married couple would be in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie is still not confirmed, but fans were at least somewhat satiated to see the actor’s cameo in Doctor Strange 2.

John Krasinski as Reed Richards
John Krasinski as Reed Richards in Marvel’s Doctor Strange 2

The Office actor is currently working on a project along with Ryan Reynolds, and his long-time co-star Steve Carell, in an upcoming movie Imaginary Friends, playfully abbreviated to IF. The movie is supposed to release sometime in 2023.

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On working with Steve Carell again, since the conclusion of the Office back in 2013, Krasinski said “I should’ve started with ‘This is The Office reunion movie,'”. Along with Reynolds and Carell, the movie also stars Fleabag fame actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Currently, the actor is busy promoting his latest release, DC’s League of Super-Pets, where he plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman which will be out in theaters this Friday.

Source: People

Written by Swagata Das

Swagata works as a Senior Features Editor at FandomWire. Having previously worked as a Content Writer, her passion for everything pop culture became her true calling as she now works with a global team of writers to brainstorm unique, groundbreaking ideas. Having done her Masters in English Literature, Swagata is a self-professed K-Pop addict with an affinity to work her charms on unsuspecting friends to induct them into the fandom cult.