John Krasinski for 'Fantastic Four'? New photo reimagines actor as Reed Richards sparking fan frenzy
A social media artist recently re-imagined what the franchise would look like if Krasinski and Emily Blunt were to get associated with the characters, Reed and Sue Richards
Is there anything John Krasinski can't do? The Hollywood actor has truly emerged as a force to reckon with in the recent times, especially following the positive feedback garnered by his sci-fi thriller 'A Quiet Place'. On the heels of the film's commercial and critical success, though speculations have been rife as to what could be a substantial role for the actor to follow-up his streak of hits. A strong contender in this conversation has been a proposition to star him in a superhero blockbuster - perhaps as Mr. Fantastic himself.
Taking a cue from all this chatter, a social media artist recently re-imagined what the franchise would look like if Krasinski along with his wife Emily Blunt were to get associated with the characters, Reed and Sue Richards.
"Got bored for a minute and made a Fantastic Four character poster," Twitter artist UberKryptonian wrote alongside the poster of Krasinski as Reed Richards. In the subsequent thread, he added another fan poster - this time with 'The Devil Wears Prada' actress in the forefront. "Well, got bored again. I don’t think it’s as good as the first one," the Twitter user added, unsurprisingly sparking curious questions from his followers in the thread.
"Amazing. But can John Krasinski play an asshole? He comes across as a very lovable guy always. Reed Richards is the worst human being around," wrote one user, to which someone else replied, "John’s a good actor, so he’s more than capable of playing someone like Reed Richards."
While someone else went on to post a whole range of demands, writing, "Kraninski would make an awesome Mr. Fantastic. Could you please make posters with Edward Norton as Igor Drenkov and Terrence Howard as Moses Magnum? They'd be much better fits for the characters than they ever were for Bruce Banner and War Machine."
Indeed, fans would be thrilled to see 'The Office' star take on such iconic roles hailing from a genre, superhero, which is currently at the tip of everyone's tongue. The prospects are even more attractive in the wake of the fact that a Disney-Fox merger could bring back the Fantastic Four franchise back to Marvel, opening up a whole range of possibilities for the movies to develop in the future. And as it seems, fans are not the only ones who are enthusiastic about a Krasinski-led Mr. Fantastic. In a previous interview, the actor had expressed interest, admitting that he is a huge "superhero fan".
"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," Krasinski had said.
"If there 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," he added.