Fantastic Four Art Argues Stranger Things a Star Should Play Reed Richards

Artist SPRMNKYXIII’s latest piece of fan art casts Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn as the MCU’s lead version of Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four.

Artist SPRMNKYXIII’s Latest Piece Castings Weird stuffJoseph Quinn as the MCU’s main version of Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic four movie. Quinn played heavy metal rocker and dungeon master Eddie Munson in Season 4 of Netflix’s hit 80s sci-fi series. Fantastic four is currently scheduled to be released on November 8, 2024 as the opening film of Phase 6.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961, Reed Richards was the brilliant scientist who invented an experimental spacecraft that he, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm would pilot and eventually be bombarded by cosmic rays. Like the rest of his crew, Reed was given the ability to stretch and stretch his body into any shape he wanted, taking on Mister Fantastic’s superhero alter ego as he and the rest of the crew formed the Fantastic Four. . While Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness introduced and brutally murdered a Mister Fantastic Variant played by John Krasinski, the character and his team are already set to return in the future of the MCU in their own solo movie. While Earth-616’s Reed Richards isn’t currently cast, one performer has envisioned a breakout star from Weird stuff season 4 takes the role.


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On his Instagram, artist SPDRRMNKYXIII shared a recent piece of him that thought Weird stuffQuinn as one of Marvel’s brightest individuals. The artwork shows Quinn using his powers to stretch his limbs, while the actor is depicted wearing a uniform similar to Krasinski’s costume, along with the character’s iconic graying hair. The artwork also features other nods to wider Marvel lore, including Doctor Doom’s Time Platform which Krasinski’s Variant used to make its entrance into Multiverse of madness. Check out the artwork of SPDRRMNKYXIII below.

Click here to see the original message from SPDRRMNKYXIII.

As revealed by Multiverse of madness director Sam Raimi, Krasinski’s casting was inspired by fan demand, which was expressed through art and online posts casting the actor in the role. As revealed in the audio commentary for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, approached the director to include Krasinski in response to fan demand. Raimi elaborated further, stating that they felt they would have the freedom to do the cameo due to the fact that the Illuminati’s Reed is from an alternate universe.

While Krasinski is already the first actor to portray the character in the MCU, there’s no guarantee he’ll reprise his role in future MCU movies or shows. And while Quinn’s popular role as beloved heavy metal rocker Eddie may seem far removed from Reed Richards, Eddie’s moments of regret in Weird stuff season 4 shows that Quinn was able to portray Reed’s guilt over his role in the cosmic radiation incident, as well as his compassion for his family. While fan casting won’t affect Marvel Studios decisions, fans can imagine how the future of the MCU might be shaped in anticipation of upcoming projects. That’s why the artwork of SPDRMNKYXIII is a fun way to imagine Quinn trading the Hawkins group in the Upside Down for the Fantastic four in the negative zone.

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