The next, 29th, MCU flick is only three days away, and the 28th, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is currently streaming on Disney+. The fans who didn’t get a chance to see it in a theater are still assembling their reactions and it looks like the Doctor Strange sequel received mixed reactions; while some fans loved it, others didn’t. One of the complaints the fans had were that the Illuminati, a team of superheroes made out of special cameos, didn’t do much except being cannon fodder for Scarlet Witch, the main villainess.
The members of the Illuminati were Karl Mordo, Professor X, Captain Carter, Black Bolt, Maria Rambeau’s Captain Marvel, and Mr. Fantastic, who was portrayed by John Krasinski, who was one of the fans’ picks for the role of Reed Richards in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, the majority of the members didn’t live to tell the tale after their encounter with Scarlet Witch. Each of the now-deceased members died in some special way, and the death of Mr. Fanastic was particularly interesting — Scarlet Witch turned him into spaghetti — and that was Kevin Feige’s idea, as the VFX supervisor of the movie recently revealed.
“At one point, Wanda turns Reed Richards into all these shredded, stringy forms. The starting point there was some reference that was passed to us by [VFX supervisor] Janek Sirrs directly from Kevin Feige. It was someone passing a lump of modeling clay or Play-doh through a garlic press. Janek also had some reference of the Play-doh ‘Barber Shop’ toy, which was a little figure with holes in the head and you’d turn a handle and the Play-doh would come out. That was the kind of look we were going for.” — Julian Foddy, Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor, for Befores & Afters
The Fantastic Four team is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe full-time in their next reboot, which is currently in development. It wasn’t confirmed if Krasinski will be Mr. Fantastic in the future of the MCU, considering that Krasinski’s Reed Richards came from a different part of the Multiverse, but it’s not a secret that fans want to see Krasinski and his wife, Emily Blunt, in the role of Reed Richards and Susan Storm in the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+.