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Is John Krasinski Actually MCU's Mr. Fantastic?

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In the 'Multiverse of Madness' one of the most coveted fan casts finally became a reality, when John Krasinski appeared as Illuminati version of Reed Richards. But will he continue to star in other MCU films?

'The Office' star became a true Hollywood royalty lately, starring in several high-budget movies over the past couple of years and even creating his own horror franchise, 'A Quiet Place'. So, it was only a matter of time before he was invited to star in the Disney superhero property, and Mr. Fantastic was the perfect choice for the heartthrob celebrity. Although his character was killed by Scarlet Witch during the events of 'Doctor Strange 2', fans are still waiting for his return to Earth-616 in the upcoming 'Fantastic Four' movie.

In a conversation with The DirectSam Raimi recently revealed a curious interesting tidbit about Krasinski's future at Marvel, sharing a conversation between him and Kevin Feige.

"It's so funny that Kevin [Feige] cast John [Krasinski] because the fans had a dream of who the perfect Reed Richards would be. And because this is an alternate universe, I think Kevin said, 'Let's make that dream come true.' I've always really enjoyed all of his performances," Raimi said.

Yep, it seems that Krasinski got the role at the will of the fandom, as Feige and his creative team decided to cast him as a superhero to satisfy the fans' wishes. So, is his appearance being a one-off job, with another actor taking over the role in the near future?

"Why can we not be happy with who Kevin chooses to cast for F4 if it's someone else? He gave us a fan casting that was wanted really bad and made it work. So I will gladly wait and see what he and Marvel decides to with it. In Kevin I trust." – /DiscountDiscord.

This question will remain unanswered in the near future, and some fans are very unhappy that Feige is trying to please the fandom by choosing Krasinski, not even trying to test other talented actors for the part.

"This is why I hate fan casting/fan theories for the most part. It takes away any fair chance for the studio to get it right. Fans have it in their head that "this is how it should be" and when it's not it, the fans become super bitter and it creates a toxic base." – /LaRussa_08.

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