It’s no secret that WandaVision viewers will witness a big reveal when Monica Rambo (Teyonah Parris) meets a space engineer many expect to be Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four, played by fan favorite John Krasinski. Episode 6, New Halloween – Spooktacular, ends with Monica and FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) racing out of Westview, New Jersey, while the fate of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) reaches out to keep her late husband, Vision (Paul Bettany), safe. When astrophysicist Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) is stuck in a bubble with special forces agents, Monica and Jimmy barely have time to change clothes while on their way to Monica’s contact, who is waiting for them just over the ridge.
As WandaVision enters the television era of the 2010s in episode 7 – Wanda becomes a full-fledged modern family in a clip from Thursday’s episode – there is speculation that Krasinski’s potential will be revealed in the simulated episode, which is based in part on his work sitcom The Office, meaning WandaVision will work with Spider-Man director Jon Watts before the reboot of The Fantastic Four.
I loved television, and I watched too much of Dick Van Dyke’s show, and I loved Lucy and Bewitched and all the rest. Marvel Studios director Kevin Feige has already spoken to Empire about the current influences behind WandaVision. Modern approach to family and office style – talking camera, shaking camera, documentary style.
When the future star of Captain Marvel 2 was asked about theories that Monica’s contact was Reed Richards or some other Marvel character that seems familiar to comic book readers, Parris laughed: I can’t wait to see how you’re going to react when you find out who the space engineer is.
Krasinski and his real-life wife, actress Emily Blunt, have long dreamed of playing Reed and Susan Richards in the Fantastic Four. When asked if he wanted to play a stretch superhero named Mister Fantastic, Krasinski replied: No, I can’t: I’d love to. I think being part of the World of Wonders would be incredible anyway, and the fact that people would even consider me on that level would be incredible.
My money’s on Reed Richards! I hope if that’s the case, it’s played by John Krasinski. I remember seeing him here last year talking to Marvel….
Please, please, WHAT IS THE BIG THEORY? https://t.co/pd7M5Mo41B.
– Kʀɪsᴛᴇɴ (@localplantgirl) February 19, 2021
Y’all at 4am after Blue Marvel appeared instead of Reed Richards pic.twitter.com/88SV3QSbVt
– ⚔.ℂ⚔ (ℂ ℙ ) (@unvpologetic_bi) February 19, 2021.
If Reed Richards is John Krasinski tonight on #WandaVision, I will be so happy and so relieved. pic.twitter.com/ZwDiaWcDu4
– Max_Rudleyy (@Max_Rudleyy) 19. February 2021
If we see John Krasinski as Reed Richards this week, tempers will flare pic.twitter.com/T9RMuyAaTW
– BluRayngel (@BluRayAngel) 18. February 2021
Featuring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyona Parris, Kat Dennings and Randall Park, new episodes of Marvel’s WandaVision premiere Friday on Disney+.
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