If there are two things Marvel fans want, it’s for the Fantastic Four to join the MCU and for Reed Richards and Sue Storm to be played by real-life husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Fans got a partial taste of things when Krasinski appeared as Earth-838 Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but now a Disney+ poll is strangely taking fan casting to an interesting new level. A survey sent to select Disney+ customers about upcoming MCU projects apparently uses a fan-made Fantastic Four poster featuring Krasinski and Blunt.
On social networks, CinemaBlend Editor Sean O’Connell has shared a screenshot of a survey sent by an outside company into Disney+’s MCU projects. The survey, which was apparently sent on an “by invitation only” basis, features an image for The Fantastic Four which uses the poster created by fans of Mitch Letcher. The full fan-made poster, which you can check out here, also features Zac Effron as Johnny Storm and Liev Schreiber as Benjamin Grimm.
File it under “Strange”.
An outside polling company asking Disney+ customers about upcoming projects used John Krasinski and Emily Blunt for the Fantastic Four. Reed is even clean-shaven, in a fitted suit, with gray hair at his temples.
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One of the comments on O’Connell’s post suggests that the survey also uses other fan art for other projects, so it looks like this may be a situation where respondents are only using which art they thought worked best, especially since some of the projects they’re asking for may not have official art yet. Even at that, fans are still more excited than ever at the very idea that Krasinski and Blunt could be Reed and Sue, especially now that we got to see a version of Krasinski as Reed in action – although a rumor suggested that Krasinski was not the first choice for Multiverse of Madness foundry. James Bond alum Daniel Craig was originally slated for the role but pulled out as COVID cases began to rise and the film’s writer Michael Waldron even shared with comic,.com that fan requests didn’t really come into the conversation to start the Illuminati, although Krasinski’s name was the one that came more naturally.
“Of course I guess,” Waldron shared. “It’s easy to be seduced by cheap laughter, cheap joy, whatever. But that’s never what Marvel or Sam [Raimi] were interested. It was always about what was good for the story, what was good for Steven Strange, what was good for Wanda. It was never about fan service, really. It was like, ‘If these Illuminati characters are here, they should be here because that’s who’s in the Illuminati in the comics, and that’s who would actually be in the Illuminati.’ It was our North Star.”
You can see Krasinski as Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesscurrently in theaters.
H/T: The Direct