Here is why we think that Multiverse of Madness has scarred John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic for Fantastic 4 in the MCU. Take a look and let us know if you agree with the analysis. The Marvel Cinematic Universe saw the rise of one of the most anticipated movies of all times in the form of Multiverse of Madness. But the thing with that movie is that it did not result in the bombastic advent of the multiverse as the fandom expected from it. You see, Multiverse of Madness wanted to be just a self-contained horror movie but it was expected to be one of the most bombastic revelations of the MCU. This inherent conflict between the marketing and the writing department resulted in a movie that did not fulfill either requirement.
Do not get us wrong, Multiverse of Madness has some of the most heart-wrenching moments in all of MCU. Wanda gives us a scare of our lives as the Scarlet Witch but the entire sequence seems over-inflated and engineered to a degree that is not natural to the cinematic universe. Sam Raimi delivered on his promise of creating an MCU horror movie, but it is not a movie that sits well in the MCU. The thing with that is that the threat is not extra-terrestrial or supernatural. It is a threat that comes from inside the MCU and inside the Avengers but the character development is not there.
John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic
Even if you watch WandaVision, you don’t get the whole picture of what Wanda is going through. We mean to say that the Darkhold’s corruption might be the real culprit here but the movie never showed it to me so how am I to know, and therein lies the inherent problem of Multiverse of Madness. The “show don’t tell” policy works really well in comic book movies but the MCU’s hand-wavy explanations of why things are the way they are catching up with them. Look at John Krasinski’s Mr. Fantastic in the movie for instance. He is introduced by Baron Karl Mordo as the smartest man alive.
Couple that with the fact that fans had been vying for Krasinski to play the character for several years now and you realize that his introduction was one of the craziest fan moments. But this excitement is short-lived because this “smartest man alive” does everything in his power to cripple The Illuminati’s chances against The Scarlet Witch. 838 Mr. Fantastic is the worst. He reveals The Illuminati’s ace in the hole by disclosing Black Bolt’s power and effectively causing his death. This is quite traumatizing to watch, even more so for old Marvel fans who know how cool Reed Richards can be.
The casting of Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic was perfect for the MCU but somehow Multiverse of Madness has forever scarred this portrayal. We used to look at the fan art of Mr. Fantastic and wonder about all the incredible things he would do in the MCU but the events of Doctor Strange 2 have ruined the entire vibe. Moreover, we get a bad taste in our mouth every time the entire issue is brought up because The Illuminati was little more than a speed bump during Wanda’s rampage.
The only way Marvel can ever redeem this is by making sure that The Illuminati come back with a bang in the MCU. It will become imperative for the characters to reveal a sinister plot that fooled Wanda on her rampage. You see, it is possible that The Illuminati might be resurrected through the power of the Infinity stones. However, for that to happen Marvel would have to revisit Earth-838, which is highly unlikely.
We feel that Marvel scarred John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic in the MCU for Fantastic 4 for some cheap fan bait.
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