In a brand new interview for his various body of works Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Chiwetel Ejiofor partially reacted to the rumor of John Krasinski finally portraying Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards in the next Marvel blockbuster. Initially announced at the D23 conference in 2019 alongside many other new projects the Doctor Strange sequel faced several delays over the next three years after originally being projected for a May 2021 release. Currently the film is set to be released in theatres on May 6, 2022.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness follows the titular sorcerer during his sixth outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe shortly after his appearance in this years Spider Man No Way Home. He will be seen dealing with an all new adversary leading him to team up with both new and familiar faces while traversing into the multiverse including former Avenger and sorcerer in her own right Wanda Maximoff. Alongside Ejiofor the film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch Elizabeth Olsen Benedict Wong Xochitl Gomez Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams.In an interview with YouTuber The Movie Dweeb Ejiofor spoke about various works revealing some information about the upcoming blockbuster. The YouTuber played a game to extract small tidbits of information where he would ask about a rumor regarding the forthcoming films roster. When questioned about John Krasinski appearing as Reed Richards Ejiofor only made a slight noise in response. Ejiofors reaction gave nothing away and may say it had a confused undertone.
John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic is only one of the many rumored characters passed around the MCU fanbase as making a Phase Four debut in the multiverse film. Another major player that some assume will appear is Patrick Stewarts Charles Xavier leader of the X Men who the English actor previously portrayed in Foxs X Men film series. Furthermore X Mens Magneto was also theorized as making a return possibly portrayed by Ian McKellan who also appeared in Foxs X Men.Despite not being a large amount of information Ejiofors confused reaction to the rumor may reveal the falsehood of the rumors meaning that Krasinskis Mr. Fantastic may not be featured in Marvels major multiversal outing. However while they may have to wait a little longer the fans want for the actor to step into the role may convince the brand to cast him in the future. There is even a notably higher chance for this to happen now with the Fantastic Four movie in the works from Marvel Studios.