Among the surprises in sequel Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, the looks of actor John Krasinski because the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic was notable, even regardless of its abrupt ending. However, it appears that evidently the movie’s author had additional plans for the stretchy superhero after the credit.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, screenwriter Michael Waldron revealed his preliminary thought to incorporate Richards, the Fantastic Four’s chief, for a post-credits scene for director Sam Raimi’s mind-bending Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange. “In my very first draft, I wrote a tag only for the hell of it, of the occasions of the film being recorded and reviewed by any person within the Baxter Building, and a stretchy hand coming into body to run it again,” he says within the interview. “Reed might be my favourite Marvel Comics character, so I used to be at all times gunning to get him in right here someplace.”
Contextually, the cameo in Multiverse of Madness depicted Richards as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s model of the heroic group the Illuminati, a secret society of the multiverse’s best heroes — albeit one which differs from the comics’ model. Here, the group consisted of multiverse variants of Charles Xavier aka Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Maria Rambeau/Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch). Yet, in true Raimi trend, the tremendous genius chief of Marvel’s first household is brutally shredded by Wanda quicker than you possibly can say linguini.
Thus, the nixed post-credit scene would have confirmed extra of Krasinski’s Reed Richards — properly, one other model of him who’s fortunately intact. Moreover, the scene units up the upcoming arrival of the Fantastic Four by advantage of its revealed setting within the staff’s iconic base of operations, the Baxter Building. Given that the Illuminati actors in Multiverse of Madness are variants, it stays to be seen if the fan-favorite alternative Krasinski will reprise the position of Mr. Fantastic for the MCU’s upcoming film centered on Marvel’s First Family.
Pertinently, one web rumor claims we’ll get to fulfill one other (yet-to-be-revealed) member of the fabled staff, Ben Grimm, aka The Thing on an upcoming episode of Disney+ sequence She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. In the comedian continuity, She-Hulk and The Thing are linked to author/artist John Byrne’s legendary Fantastic Four run, wherein She-Hulk briefly changed Ben Grimm/The Thing because the staff muscle. Byrne’s less-savage, more-sensational tackle the character of Jen Walters/She-Hulk proved to be the model that endured. Byrne ultimately spun off She-Hulk in her solo comedian reboot, The Sensational She-Hulk, the place the character would incessantly break the fourth wall to deal with readers instantly; a tool that’s getting used on the brand new sequence.
The MCU’s Fantastic Four has WandaImaginative and prescient’s Matt Shakman in talks to direct, with the movie’s launch date aimed for Nov. 8, 2024.