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John Krasinski Wants To Play Marvel's Mr Fantastic In Fantastic Four Reboot

John Krasinski Wants To Play Marvel's Mr Fantastic In Fantastic Four Reboot

John Krasinski says he wants to play a Marvel superhero - Mr Fantastic, to be precise.

The actor been linked with playing the leader of the Fantastic Four in a further reboot of the superhero franchise, but despite the rumours, nothing has come to pass thus far.

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However, the 40-year-old has now told the comics giant that he's ready and waiting for the call.

Speaking to Total Film, he said: "You're like, 'Do you have any interest in not shattering people's dreams?' (Laughs) I would love to be in the Marvel universe.

"I love those movies because they're fun, but I also think they're really well done. And certainly a lot of my friends are in those movies. I have no idea what [Marvel] are thinking.

"But if they are considering me for Mr. Fantastic, continue to consider me because I would love it."

The actor says he's read to go. Credit: PA
The actor says he's read to go. Credit: PA
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There have been several Fantastic Four movies, the first of which was Roger Corman's semi-mythical low-budget from 1994, which never received an official release.

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Then came the 2005 version which starred Titantic's Ioan Gruffudd as the head of the crime-fighting gang. It performed well enough at the box office to enjoy a sequel two years later, Rise of the Silver Surfer, but was critically mauled, with a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Then a decade later we had the release of Josh Trank's 2015 reboot. Starring Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, it was the lowest-grossing of the superhero group's cinematic adaptations, receiving scathing reviews from fans and critics alike.

However, despite all of this, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed last year his intentions to bring back the franchise and give it another go.

Speaking to Variety about plans for upcoming projects, Feige was asked about the Fantastic Four and whether there were any stories that he wanted to tell but he felt hadn't been told before.

Could Krasinski save the Fantastic Four franchise? Credit: 20th Century Fox
Could Krasinski save the Fantastic Four franchise? Credit: 20th Century Fox

Careful not to give too much away - but having a sly dig a previous incarnations - he said: "All of that is spoilers, but I'm extremely excited about those characters and about bringing Marvel's first family up sort of to the platform and the level that they deserve."

Sadly no plans have been set in stone for a reboot, and we are a long way off getting a release date.

Marvel has, however, offered up a taste of what is to come in the very near future by dropping a teaser trailer that features three new shows during the Super Bowl.

As well as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we have now got a flavour of what we can expect from WandaVision and Loki.

All of the new shows will be coming out on Disney+, which will be available in the UK on 31 March. While those shows may not be out by then, there's plenty to be going on with.

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Topics: Interesting, US Entertainment, Marvel

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]