A fan poster for the upcoming MCU version of the Fantastic Four imagines John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman.
An MCU Fantastic Four fan-made poster features John Krasinski as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) and Emily Blunt as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman). The married couple had a successful 2021, with the two working together on A Quiet Place Part 2, one of the first box-office hits of the pandemic era. Blunt also starred in Disney’s Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson, which proved enough of a success with fans to justify a sequel being developed.
Blunt and Krasinski have been the favourites to take on the roles of Reed Richards and Sue Storm in the MCU reboot of the Fantastic Four since it was announced back in 2019. The Hollywood power-couple had both come close to joining the superhero franchise way back in Phase 1, with a studio contract forcing Blunt to turn down the chance to play Black Widow and Krasinski losing out the part of Captain America to former-Johnny Storm actor Chris Evans. Few details for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie have been announced besides Spider-Man director Jon Watts being confirmed to helm it, leaving fans to speculate when it comes to casting.
For example, in a recent post on Reddit, a fan-made MCU Fantastic Four poster imagines Krasinski and Blunt already in the lead roles, while also casting the other two superheroes in Marvel’s First Family, The Human Torch and Thing. Stranger Things‘ Dacre Montgomery stars as Sue’s pyrokinetic brother Johnny, while the role of the lovable rock-monster has been given to Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber. The design seems to evoke the lighter tone of the two previous Fantastic Four movies made in 2005 and 2007, rather than the maligned 2015 reboot. Check out the original post below:
While the Fantastic Four have been one of Marvel’s most popular superhero teams on the page, they had long been inaccessible to Marvel Studios, with 20th Century Fox owning their movie rights. Once Disney acquired Fox, however, MCU mastermind Kevin Feige confirmed they will be joining the popular franchise, though fans have been eagerly awaiting further updates that have yet to materialize. Now that Watts’ previous film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has finally completed its arduous journey to theaters, development on his next project should start to ramp up.
While Marvel fans are also excited for heroes like the X-Men to get the MCU treatment, anticipation is perhaps highest for Fantastic Four, given their less stellar history on the big screen. Many were disappointed with the Fox versions, with the latest attempt of 2015’s Fantastic Four getting a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9%. Marvel Studios’ reboot of Fantastic Four could be an exciting new chapter of the MCU, though whether Krasinski and Blunt actually end up headlining the project remains to be seen.
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