The Fantastic Four is Marvel’s first family. However, it is not known for doing great when it comes to films. Chris Evans starred films in the early 2000s are an appropriate example. Those films were so absurd that they were barely watchable.
As one could expect, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were more than grateful when the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige said that the Fantastic Four would be rebooted for the MCU, ending his speech at San Diego Comic-Con last September with a semi-announcement: “There’s a lot of other stuff we didn’t have the chance to talk about today… I didn’t even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four.”
Needless to say, fans dashed to cast the gang themselves, and a rumour has it that John Krasinski would be playing the stretchy patriarch, Mister Fantastic. In a recent interview with Esquire, Krasinski said that it is about the time when he is ready to talk to Marvel about the role.
Krasinski said that he was just about to walk into the worst pun ever, but he was like, that’s was a fantastic role and it would be awesome. Krasinski further added that Marvel wrote the playbook on secrecy and awesome sort of tantalizing lay and wait until everything was announced. He was not committed to the role or anything, but he didn’t know when they would be doing it. But if and when they do it at all he would love to talk to them about it.
This is going to be Krasinski’s second shot at a proper MCU role after he lost out on the role of Captain America before Chris Evans grabbed the part. Although it seems that John Krasinski has moved on and often likes to crack jokes about it.