John Krasinski finally breaks his silence following his cameo appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The latest Marvel Studios movie to hit theaters released on May 6, and has quickly proven a hit at the box office, grossing over $700 million worldwide so far. Doctor Strange 2 reviews have been positive, though there are some elements that have dominated the conversation around the movie online. One of those has been the movie’s approach to cameos, which, thanks to the prominence of the multiverse plotline, had been the subject of much fan speculation. In the Doctor Strange 2 Illuminati scene, one of the most popular fan theories ended up coming true, with Krasinski appearing as Earth-838’s version of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. Since Marvel announced an MCU Fantastic Four movie was in development, viewers have been waiting for when the franchise would make take the first step towards introducing them, making this fancast-come-true a big moment for many audience members.
Krasinski breaks his silence with his first tweet since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released. The actor remains extremely coy, however, revealing that he just wrapped on a movie and finally has some free time. He asks his followers if there’s anything out he should see, and a wink is heavily implied. As happy as many were to finally see Reed Richards in an MCU movie, his 838 variant met a violent end at the hands of the Scarlet Witch, which has many questioning what Krasinski’s Doctor Strange 2 Mr. Fantastic cameo means the first. For many, bringing in an actor this big has to suggest he is intended to return in Fantastic Four, but given the nature of the multiverse, this is not necessarily the case. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, for example, the three Peter Parker variants are played by different actors, meaning this could have been Kevin Feige & Co. winking good at a popular fan-cast.
Bringing back Patrick Stewart to play Doctor Strange 2’s Professor X in the same scene seems to support this, since the actor’s age and long history with the part would make it a surprise if he was intended to headline the MCU X-Men. However, given that all of the variants Doctor Strange and Wanda encountered were played by their respective MCU actors, the long-term potential remains a possibility, if not a certainty. Krasinski opted not to break the news with his first post-release tweet, but that fans are likely to keep a close eye on his feed from now on anyway.