LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four film has sparked rumors about casting choices, and it looks like Pedro Pascal may not be a fan favorite.
According to Deadline, Pascal could be in talks to play the iconic role of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, in the upcoming film, which would mark the debut of Marvel Comics’ oldest group of superheroes in the MCU.
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The character in question, however, has already made his first appearance in the MCU and was played by John Krasinski in the 2022 film, “Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness,” and fans can’t wait to see him on screen again.
Brief appearance of John Krasinski in the MCU in “Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness”
While John Krasinski played the genius scientist with far-reaching powers, Mr. Fantastic was part of a group known as the Illuminati, whose members included a variation of each of Professor Charles Xavier, Captain Marvel, Captain Carter, Mordo and Black Bolt.
The group worked to protect the multiverse from any known or unknown threats and crossed paths with Dr. Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) from the MCU’s “sacred” timeline.
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Ultimately, the group was eliminated by the Scarlet Witch and the Mr. Fantastic variant was killed by turning into spaghetti.
Marvel has never clarified whether “The Office” star was a one-off fan service or if we’ll see more of Krasinski in other versions of the role in the MCU as we move forward.
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However, the recently reported rumors have the internet abuzz as fans believe Krasinski played the character of Dr. Richards better than anyone.
Marvel fans are calling for the return of John Krasinski as Reed Richards
Shortly after rumors regarding the possibility of Pedro Pascal being cast as Reed Richards surfaced on the internet, fans couldn’t keep calm and vehemently ignored the apparent choice.
One wrote: “What’s wonderful, look at John Krasinski, he literally belongs to Reed Richard.”
Another said: “Hmm. Don’t get me wrong, of course I love Pascal – he played one of my new favorite Star Wars characters in The Mandalorian. But I thought John Krasinski was perfect for the role in Multiverse of Madness. So I was hoping he would come back.”
“Imagine going from John Krasinski to Pedro Pascal. Marvel keeps making all the wrong decisions,” one person said.
“Pedro is a fantastic actor, but he doesn’t fit the character of Mr. Fantastic at all. How many great actors or actresses have there been in the past who just didn’t fit their role? Hundreds” , pointed out a fan. of the MCU.
Another said: “The Multiverse stuff I get, but Krasinski was perfect as Reed. And in general, I’m tired of Pascal being everywhere these days.”
What is Marvel doing, look at John Krasinski, he’s literally Reed Richard’s pic.twitter.com/xOdZQjJVa4
— Jason (@jason_4531) November 16, 2023
Don’t get me wrong, of course I love Pascal – he played one of my new favorite Star Wars characters in The Mandalorian.
But I thought John Krasinski was a perfect fit for the role in Multiverse of Madness. So I was hoping he would come back. https://t.co/2QlNXflIcN pic.twitter.com/aVghHfzEm3
— Bryan Baugh (@BryanBaugh) November 16, 2023
Imagine going from John Krasinski to Pedro Pascal. Marvel continues to make all the wrong decisions. pic.twitter.com/xQy1AKZ4LW
– JosiahRises 🔥 (@JosiahRises) November 15, 2023
Pedro is a fantastic actor, but doesn’t fit the character of Mr. Fantastic at all. How many great actors or actresses have there been in the past who just didn’t fit their role? Hundreds
— Matthew Wolfe (@MatthewWolfeSr1) November 16, 2023
Multiverse stuff, I get it, but Krasinski was perfect as Reed. And in general, I’m tired of Pascal being everywhere today.
— Lucas (@Lucas94brandon) November 16, 2023
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