# Marvel Fans Campaign for John Krasinski as Mister Fantastic Amidst Pedro Pascal Talks
## Fans Favor Krasinski Over Pascal for Iconic Role
Pedro Pascal is purportedly on the verge of becoming the next Mister Fantastic in the MCU’s upcoming Fantastic Four film. However, this news has set off a social media storm among Marvel enthusiasts who have another actor in mind — John Krasinski.
### John Krasinski Trending Amidst Casting Discussions
Reports that Pascal is negotiating for the part in the Fantastic Four movie directed by Matt Shakman has led to a surge in internet support for Krasinski. The hashtag #JohnKrasinski began trending on Twitter as fans expressed confusion over Marvel’s decision not to rehire The Office star, despite his prior portrayal of a Mister Fantastic variant.
### A Plea for Krasinski’s Return as Reed Richards
A swarm of tweets and social media posts reflect the confusion among fans. One tweet effectively captures the mood: “I really don’t understand why Marvel doesn’t give the role of Reed Richards to John Krasinski. He has already performed a variant of Mr. Fantastic. Just give him the role.”
The debate spilled onto platforms like Reddit, where while some lauded Pascal’s acting prowess, others critiqued the logic behind hiring an established actor instead of a fresh face who could embody the role long-term. This discussion mirrors the casting approach of James Gunn’s Superman movie, featuring the comparatively unknown David Corenswet as Superman.
However, not all comments were favorable towards Krasinski, with one fan opining, “At best he’s a Doctor Doom. He’s not Reed Richards.”
## Krasinski’s Memorable Cameo Raises Expectations
Krasinski has previously made an appearance as Reed Richards in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” a cameo that happened thanks to fan pressure. While fans celebrated his cameo, they were left puzzled when Krasinski wasn’t asked to return for the role.
Reminiscing about his short stint, Krasinski shared, “It was an honor to do it. I flew straight from Budapest when we finished and went straight to the set of Doctor Strange. I’m a big fan of all those characters and that world, so being able to play in that sandbox for a day was really exciting.”
## The Case for Pascal: A Divisive Perspective
Despite the strong support for Krasinski, Pascal has his own bastion of defenders within the Marvel fan base. Supporters of Pascal point to his versatile performances in “The Unbearable Weight of a Huge and Mandalorian Talent,” suggesting he has the necessary comedic and dramatic skills for the role of Reed Richards.
Furthermore, skeptical fans who doubted Pascal’s suitability for portraying Joel in “The Last of Us” had their opinions swayed by his compelling performance. Still, the community remains split as reflected in an informal poll among IGN readers, where around 52% disagreed with Pascal as the right choice for the role.
## The Upcoming Fantastic Four: What Happens Next?
As it stands, Pascal’s casting as Mister Fantastic is not yet set in stone, but the discussions appear to be progressive. Fantastic Four is poised to begin production early in the upcoming year, aiming for a premiere date of May 2, 2025.
Ultimately, Marvel’s decision on who will don the iconic blue suit still hangs in the balance, leaving fans in eager anticipation of the final casting reveal.