John Krasinski Has Had No Conversations With Marvel Studios About Fantastic Four — And We Should Be Okay With That

Krasinski would play Reed Richards

The internet loves their fan casting. Ever since Hollywood started adapting pre-existing properties for the big screen, people have wondered who’d take on the main roles. More recently, over the past few years, there is one man who Marvel fans have been saying should play the character of Reed Richards. Of course, I’m talking about John Krasinski.

The actor-turned-director has been on fan’s radar for some time now, but he recently exploded back onto the scene with his taut thriller A Quiet Place. He also took the lead in Amazon’s Jack Ryan series, where he got into leading man shape. This only intensified fan enthusiasm for him to play Mr. Fantastic himself, and Krasinski has since expressed his willingness to take on the role.

“I would love to do it. I think to be a part of the Marvel world would be amazing anyway, and the fact that people would even consider me for that level of a part would be amazing,” Krasinski told  I genuinely have had no conversations or don’t know anything that’s happening with that. I’m awaiting Kevin’s announcements of what the hell’s happening with that as much as you are.”

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While I do agree that Krasinski would be great for this role, I do think we, as fans, need to let this one go. I’m not saying Krasinski won’t take on the role, but we have to be mindful of Marvel’s overall plan. As much as we want them to hurry up and bring in the Fantastic Four already, Marvel Studios has never done anything simply because it’s what fans would want. 

They are making a plan, and for all we know, it requires an extra five to ten years before the Fantastic Four even enter the universe. With that in mind, would we even want Krasinski to take on the role at that point? Oftentimes, we get so caught up in “perfect casting” that we don’t take into account what would make sense for the story being told and the universe that’s being created.

So, while I share the enthusiasm for Reed Richards, I think we as fans need to let it go…for now. Once Fantastic Four is announced, then all bets are off. Until then, let’s just it back, relax, and enjoy the ride as best as we can.

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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