John Krasinski On Playing Mister Fantastic In Possible 'Fantastic Four' Reboot: 'I Would Love That!'
John Krasinski is willing to take on the role of Mister Fantastic in a possible Fantastic Four reboot or any superhero role for that matter.
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Given the early praise Krasinski and his wife, Emily Blunt, received for A Quiet Place, their first live-action film together, fans are now speculating where they will appear next. In a recent interview, the actor played around with the idea of portraying Mister Fantastic and his wife as the Invisible Woman in a possible Fantastic Four reboot. While Krasinski cannot speak for his wife, he expressed interest to portray the superhero role.
"Oh yeah, the Fantastic Four. I would love that," Krasinski tells Screenrant.
The 38-year-old actor added that he is still "getting into the whole superhero thing" because growing up he did not read up much about superheroes. Krasinski admitted that he did not read many comics as a kid, but is a huge fan of superheroes all the same.
"So yeah, I'd love to do something like that. 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," Krasinski continues and adds that he would love to work with Blunt again any chance he gets.
Krasinski was initially in the running for the role of Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger. He eventually dropped out after he saw Chris Hemsworth's godlike body during the costume fitting. Of course, the role ultimately went to Chris Evans, but with the actor retiring the character after the Infinity War films, then perhaps Krasinski can take over.
As for his wife, Blunt had to squash rumors that she was cast as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. She also turned down an offer to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2, which Scarlett Johansson bagged, and as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. Had Krasinski been cast as Captain America, then Blunt would probably have taken Peggy Carter's role and worked alongside her husband in the Marvel film.
Needless to say that the doors are open for Krasinski to don on a superhero suit be it in a Fantastic Four reboot or any other film. There is a likely chance of a reboot under the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Disney looking set to acquire the rights to the Fantastic Four characters from Fox.