The House of Ideas is also where fans’ dreams come true. Or at least, that pretends to be a Marvel Studios maxim; in particular, when it comes to cameos in his series and movies whose primary function (if not the only one) is to drive his passionate audience crazy. A recent example is the presence of the famous actor John Krasinski as Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four, in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In the sequel about the Master of the Mystic Arts, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, it was several superheroes from an alternate universe who stole the frame. Not just Mr. Fantastic; Also included were Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who together made up the Illuminati group. However, the inclusion of John Krasinski was especially intriguing, considering that countless fans had long expressed their wish that the actor from a silent place impersonating Reed Richards.
Undoubtedly, the greatest pleasure of those fans would have been to see this version of the elastic vigilante in the upcoming film. Fantastic Four of the MCU. However, considering his macabre fate in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessIt doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see him in any future movies. But under the logic that the same actor can embody the different “multiversal” versions of his character -as Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen did-, the hope prevails that Krasinski will return as the franchise’s official Mr. Fantastic.
On the other hand, it may be that the intentions of signing the histrion of office They weren’t that ambitious. According to the director of the sequel to Doctor Strange, sam raimithat cameo was a decision made by the very president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, based solely on his desire to please the fandom.
“It’s so funny that [Feige] chose John because fans had a dream about 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 have always really enjoyed all his performances », explained the filmmaker in the official audio-commentary of the film (via CBR).
Although he is not blunt about it, Raimi’s words even suggest that the head of the House of Ideas simply wanted to take advantage of the “alternate universe”. That is, to summon John Krasinski to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness without the long-term goal being to keep him in the MCU as the Reed Richards of his main universe. In any case, only time will tell… If the demand persists for the same actor to be the star of the next Fantastic Four movie, who can take it away and Marvel again move heaven, earth and sea in order to pamper their audience.
Also, since Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home) gave up directing Fantastic Four, the name of John Krasinski sounded like his possible replacement in the directing chair. Would you love to see him both in front of and behind the cameras?
For now, remember that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available in the Disney Plus Latin America catalog.
The entry Sam Raimi explains John Krasinski’s cameo in Doctor Strange was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.