‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’: Sam Raimi explains why they chose John Krasinski

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness': Sam Raimi explains why they chose John Krasinski

It contains spoilers for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, but if you’ve gotten this far without seeing the movie, you probably don’t care. The sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’ has already been released in digital format, so fans of the film can now watch it over and over again at home or with the audio commentary activated, an extra that always reveals very interesting details production and decisions that are not seen on screen. In this case we are going to talk about one of the key moments of the story, not at the narrative level, but as the great surprise that made us jump out of our seats (although the screaming rumors did not make it easy): John Krasinski as Reed Richards . For years both the actor and the whole world in general had been asking Marvel Studios to sign Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic from ‘Fantastic Four’ and they finally saw their requests fulfilled in fact, for asking for it.

According to The Direct, the director, Sam Raimi, explains during the audio commentary how easy that particular casting process was: “It’s so funny that Kevin [Feige] chose john [Krasinski] because fans dreamed that he would be the perfect Reed Richards. And because this is an alternate universe, I think Kevin said, “Let’s make that dream come true.” I’ve always really enjoyed all of his work.” Michael Waldron, the screenwriter, also chimes in, speaking of what an honor it was to work with him: “Reed Richards is my favorite Marvel Comics character, so it was a real honor to be able to write his first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. John is an incredible actor and a great partner in bringing this role to life for the first time.” “.

Not everything is so pretty

Of course, carefully analyzing Raimi’s words, perhaps Krasinski has not come to stay. It is true that there is a ‘Fantastic 4’ movie on the way, announced by Marvel Studios at the end of 2020, although it does not yet have a director or a release date. Well, although the project goes ahead, it would not necessarily count on Krasinski because Raimi says it very clearly “Because this is an alternate universe…”. Who will finally play this elastic superhero? Rumors also point to Andrew Lincoln from ‘The Walking Dead’, but we will have to wait for an official confirmation.


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