Oh, Fantastic Four: the franchise that Fox can’t seem to get right. They’ve tried a few times, but none of their films have landed much acclaim or fanfare. Most famously, the recent reboot was seen as a boring, uninspired take on Marvel’s first family of heroes. But it’s only a matter of time before the studios take another stab at this, and when they do, they’ll have to get an actor to play Mr. Fantastic, won’t they?
Speaking with John Krasinski, the outlet ScreenRant asked if he and his wife Emily blunt would be up to play the Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic in a rebooted film. While Krasinski didn’t answer for Blunt, he did answer for himself.
“Oh yeah, the Fantastic Four. I would love that! I mean listen, I’m still getting into the whole superhero thing. I didn’t read comics as a kid, not as many, I read some but not as much, but I’m a huge superhero fan so yeah, I’d love to do something like that. If they’re are any left, a lot of these have been taken but the ones that are left, yeah, I would love to do something like that. And listen, I’d love to work with her again so any chance I got would be great.”
So as it stands, Krasinski would definitely be up for the role, even if he doesn’t seem too attached to Mr. Fantastic in particular. Given the actor’s age, look, and acting chops, he does seem to be a good fit for the character, but who knows when this new take would be worth making. While an MCU Fantastic Four seems inevitable under the new Fox-Disney merger, that’s still some time away from getting confirmed. Who’s to say Fox won’t try again before the deal goes through?
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