Sam Raimi Gives Insight into John Krasinski’s Role as Reed Richards
It was one of the most surprising moments of a film full of the unexpected, as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness featured the arrival of the iconic Marvel character; director Sam Raimi gives some insight into John Krasinski’s Reed Richards.
A film that was among the most anticipated of any in the Marvel Cinematic Universes Phase Four slate, there was a certain pressure that existed around the long-awaited Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The film promised to be a bookend of a multiversal narrative that became a focal point of Phase Four thus far- being explored in projects like Loki, WandaVision, and the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home- taking the concept to its very limits.
Not only did the film promise to bring back the iconic and beloved Wanda Maixmoff, but it also promised to deliver some truly spectacular and unexpected moments; moments that could only be derived from the very multiversal foundation for which the narrative would unravel.
The film certainly delivered on the unexpected nature of its premise and gave fans some iconic cameos and moments that are truly among the best of this current phase Four, with one of the biggest seemingly foreshadowing the arrival of one character at the conclusion of the phase.
It was a moment that perhaps superseded all others as far as surprises go, with Mister Fantastic appearing as part of the Illuminati in the film, and being played by actor fans who had wanted to play a role for years.
With fans wondering whether this was just a cameo, or the start of a recurring role, Doctor Strange director Sam Raimi gave some insight on John Krasinski’s Reed Richards via the film director’s commentary.
Raimi stated, “It’s so funny that Kevin [Feige] cast John [Krasinski] because the fans had a dream of who the perfect Reed Richards would be. 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 performances.”
The statement doesn’t exactly bring confidence to the idea that Krasinski could continue the role, but only time will tell if he will return to play the MCU’s version of the character.