John Krasinski has been long looked at by Marvel for a potential role in some capacity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was rumored to be in the running and heavily considered to play the role of Captain America that was later given to Chris Evans.
Krasinski has been making the rounds for his upcoming directorial debut film, as well as a starring role in the thriller A Quiet Place. The film has been getting rave reviews and is a highly anticipated movie here at Apocaflix! Movies, has recently stirred up the Krasinski/ MCU future potential. Recently John Krasinski sat down for an interview with Screen Rant where he talked about playing a MCU character and not only that but the possibility of Kransinski and his wife Emily Blunt playing Reed Richards/ Mr. Fantastic and Sue Richards/ Invisible Woman.
Screen Rant: A lot of our fans at Screen Rant love the superhero stuff. You and Emily have both flirted with this for a little bit… any chance that you guys could be playing the Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic?
John Krasinski: 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.
Personally seeing John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, who are married, together as Reed Richards and Sue Storm, who are also married playing one of the most powerful and family driven couples in the history of comics could be fantastic! (Pun intended) I think that it would translate so well on the screen and could be the Fantastic Four that we have all been wanting.
Another interesting thing to think about is the prospect of John Krasinski not only starring in the movie but also writing and directing it. Right now A Quiet Place is getting rave reviews as well as currently sitting at a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. John Krasinski wrote the screenplay, directed the movie, and starred in it! So the fact that he was able to do all three things and make a potentially awesome movie, leaves so much future potential for him to come into the MCU and completely make it something it hasn’t been.
What do you think Apocaflix! fans? Do you want to see John Krasinski take a part in the MCU or play Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four? Sound off in the comments below!