Somewhere in the multiverse, John Krasinski is wrapping up his tenure as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. It almost happened in this universe, with Krasinski ultimately losing out on the role to Chris Evans. Fans have kept Krasinski in their minds for other Marvel Studios roles over the years and the Disney-Fox deal may provide the perfect one.
And Krasinski is up for it!
In a new interview for his directorial debut, A Quiet Place, Krasinski tells Screen Rant he would be happy to play Mr. Fantastic alongside his co-star (and wife), Emily Blunt, as the Invisible Woman.
“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.”
Krasinski would be an excellent choice for Reed Richards and Blunt would make a terrific Sue Storm-Richards. Blunt was a popular fan choice for the title role in Captain Marvel, though she insists she never got a call about it. As we know, that role ultimately went to Brie Larson, who is shooting the film now.
Krasinski did not specifically mention Marvel Studios in the interview, but if he makes a Fantastic Four movie, it would be in a Marvel Studios reboot. There won’t be enough time for Fox to make a new Fantastic Four before the Disney-Fox deal is finalized in the first half of next year. Whoever plays Reed Richards next will be doing so in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, unless the character appears in Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie and it gets made before the deal closes.
The only problem here is that by publicly acknowledging any interest in playing the role, Krasinski may have just stacked the odds against himself. Actors who express interest in roles before they are cast, or are even negotiations with the studio in question, rarely end up with the part.
Perhaps that bad luck will be counteracted by Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney being such big fans of Blunt. They worked with her on Into the Woods a couple years back before selecting her to play the role made iconic by Julie Andrews in this year’s Mary Poppins Returns. Marvel Studios are also fans of Blunt, as they approached her for the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2.
SOURCE: Screen Rant