- Unused designs for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” reveal possible Fantastic Four costumes for John Krasinski’s Reed Richards in the MCU.
- Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic could have looked more comic book-accurate, with multiple designs featuring classic Fantastic Four suits.
- Krasinski’s limited role in the movie leaves fans wanting more, but a return as the main Reed Richards in Marvel’s Fantastic Four is looking unlikely.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ unused designs reveal five Fantastic Four costumes that John Krasinski’s Reed Richards could have worn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU’s Multiverse Saga got an exciting new chapter with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as the movie featured multiple multiverse cameos, including a long-requested appearance of Krasinski as Reed Richards. Reed looked perfect in his Fantastic Four costume in the film, but it appears that the character could have looked even better.
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – The Art of the Movie book (via The Direct) reveals five unused costume designs for Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic could have looked even more comic book-accurate than he did in the movie, as the unused Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness designs featured multiple MCU versions of the Fantastic Four’s classic comic book suits, including the blue and white team costume and more. In the end, the MCU chose to feature a modernized take on the Fantastic Four’s team costume.
Could John Krasinski Return As Reed Richards In Fantastic Four?
Marvel Studios has yet to reveal a single actor for its Fantastic Four movie, with many casting rumors flying around but no concrete news emerging as of yet. That will now take even more time, as the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes have stopped Hollywood and the MCU’s Fantastic Four casting with it. While the Fantastic Four cast remains open, the rumors surrounding the film point to the MCU going for a new actor to play Reed Richards, with Krasinski out.
While that is far from official, Krasinski’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness role allows Marvel to cast a new actor to appear as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four. After being the fans’ favorite for the role for years, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige decided to bring in Krasinski as a multiverse variant of Reed for the Doctor Strange sequel. The MCU has established with Disney+’s Loki that not all multiverse variants have to look the same, opening the door for a new actor to play the MCU’s main Reed Richards.
That said, Krasinski showed with his limited time in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that he can deliver a compelling turn as the MCU’s smartest man. Given the actor was the most requested to play Reed in the MCU, having Krasinski just appear in a cameo role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to be killed quickly by the Scarlet Witch feels like a misuse of such a great casting. With the MCU’s Fantastic Four cast still open, Krasinski returning as the main Reed after his Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness cameo is still a possibility, though it is looking unlikely.
Source: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – The Art of the Movie book (via The Direct)