Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released last week and so far it achieved a good result, in both critical and commercial ways. Although some fans weren’t pleased with some of the surprises that the movie offered us, we haven’t heard that anyone complained about John Krasinski finally making an appearance as Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four.
Krasinski was one of the most popular MCU fan castings, and everyone thought that Marvel Studios made this real to please the fans, but one interesting thing is that although Reed Richards was always set to be in the movie, the first choice to play that special cameo initially wasn’t John Krasinski, it was now-former James Bond star Daniel Craig. Deadline’s Justin Kroll recently shared this fun fact on Twitter. Craig reportedly refused to play the role due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in London, where the movie was filming.
Daniel Craig is no stranger to special cameo roles. He also had a secret cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a Stormtrooper who freed Rey after she used the Jedi’s mind trick on him.
Many fans are now wondering if John Krasinski will be the Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot which is set to bring Marvel’s first team into the MCU. Krasinski’s incarnation was from a completely different universe so Reed Richards from the original MCU universe can, but doesn’t have played by Krasinski. We can only wait for some official word.
So far, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed $568 million worldwide. The movie now plays in theaters.