John Krasinski has basically issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.
The writer and director of A Quiet Place Part II, who originally rose to prominence as the star of The Office, was recently quizzed about the rumours he is going to play the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards when Feige reboots the characters for the MCU.
“I would love to do it,” Krasinski told ComicBook.com.
“I think to be a part of the Marvel world would be amazing anyway, and the fact that people would even consider me for that level of a part would be amazing.”
“I genuinely have had no conversations or don't know anything that's happening with that. I'm awaiting for Kevin's announcements of what the hell's happening with that as much as you are.”
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If Feige ends up casting someone else as Richards, Krasinski would be just as interested in directing a Marvel movie. Krasinski made that clear during the same interview with ComicBook.com, who asked the burgeoning filmmaker if he had any interest in overseeing his own entry into the MCU.
"Wow, that's a cool idea,” was Krasinski’s very enthusiastic response. "It's so interesting because I'm such a huge fan of Marvel. I think they do their own... They have such a great formula.
“Yeah, I'd jump in there. In Kevin [Feige] I trust. That dude is not only the most talented guy, but the nicest guy. Yeah, whatever he wants, we'd discuss it."
Until then, we’ll just have to put up with A Quiet Place Part II, which has already been met with a positive response, and will be released into cinemas in just a few weeks time on 20 March.