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‘Twitter Doesn’t Cast Movies’: The Good Place Star William Jackson Wants Internet to Stop Fan-Casting Him as MCU’s Reed Richards

The Good Place Star William Jackson Wants Internet to Stop Fan Casting Him as MCUs Reed Richards

It has been 2 years since The Good Place ran its finale episode. Willaim Jackson played the morally indecisive character of Chidi Anagonye in this ethical comedy-drama and was a fan favorite for acing the part. Now, after 2 years, fans want William Jackson Harper to portray the role of the leader of the Fantastic Four team, Reed Richards.

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William Jackson Harper plays Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place (2016 - 2020).
William Jackson Harper played Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place (2016 – 2020).

The fans rally for William Jackson Harper to be cast as Reed Richards.

William Jackson Harper to portray the character of Reed Richards?
William Jackson Harper, to portray the character of Reed Richards?

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Fans have been waiting an eternity for the reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise since the last movie. They had gained hope when A Quiet Place hero John Krasinki was spotted playing the role of the most intelligent human in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, it was quickly pointed out that Kevin Feige only selected John Krasinksi as a bit of fan service and was not officially/permanently cast as Reed Richards. 

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The reason behind the choice of William Jackson was because the actor had much experience in playing a morally indecisive and yet intelligent character on the famous American sitcom The Good Place. Considering the portrayal of Chidi Anagonye to be a tough character to bring to life with such grace and subtlety is a difficult task. One which William Jackson Harper was able to achieve making him one of the top candidates to play Mr. Fantastic.

Fans went on to Twitter to rally behind William Jackson Harper and are begging and tagging Marvel Studios to give the role of Reed Richards to the Midsommar actor. When it came to his attention about the love of his beloved fans, here was his reaction to the movement.

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William Jackson Harper’s reaction to the adoration of his fans

William Jackson Harper in The Underground Railroad.
William Jackson Harper in The Underground Railroad.

“Twitter doesn’t cast movies… I’d be really happy if Marvel was listening, but they haven’t called me and I’m not going to be in Fantastic Four. As far as I know: maybe they have something [in mind] up the docket, but no one’s reached out to me.” said the American Actor.

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Although touched by the fans’ adoration, the actor stated that fans are different from Marvel casting directors and that he is open to the role if Marvel picks up the phone and calls him. This leads to the conclusion that the actor is open to the idea and appreciated the love of his fans but there has been no contact from Marvel with the actor nor any comments from the studio.

Source: Screenrant ||

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.