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‘Fantastic Four’ fans need Marvel to complete the dream by casting Emily Blunt as Sue Storm

Emily Blunt has been in the conversation as a fan dream casting for Sue Storm for years.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Emily Blunt has inevitably entered the conversation amongst Marvel fans for consideration of her being cast as Sue Storm in a future Fantastic Four movie.

Stoking the flames of the conversation is a familial connection of the actor that the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently unveiled. Warning: spoilers to follow for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

If you didn’t already know, John Krasinski made his premiere in the MCU as Reed Richards, AKA Mr. Fantastic, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. As he was a resident of the ill-fated Earth-838 and not the main world of Earth-616, where most of the MCU takes place, his cameo was brief and ended in being turned into spaghetti by Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, AKA Scarlett Witch.

However, many fans believe this appearance may have been a signal that Krasinski will soon be making his re-introduction as the Earth-616 version of the character at some future date. And if Krasinski is destined to play Mr. Fantastic, why not cast actor Blunt, his real-life wife, as the comic book character’s companion, Sue Storm?

“Bring him back for Fantastic Four with Emily Blunt Sue Storm,” one fan put it succinctly.

Krasinski previously directed Blunt in the A Quiet Place duology, a horror franchise whose sequel also starred Cillian Murphy. The combination of actors was enough for one Twitter user to not only pitch Krasinski as Reed and Blunt as Sue, but Murphy as the superhero group’s main antagonist, Doctor Doom.

Another Marvel fan said Blunt as Sue would be “perfect” casting. And we can’t say we disagree, to be honest.

Another Twitter user proclaimed it would be “the greatest travesty of casting ever” if the House of Mouse did not cast Blunt in the role.

Blunt has previously indicated her ambivalence about playing a superhero, saying she’s already been there and done it by starring in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns. However, even though she’s turned down roles for both Captain America and Iron Man 2 due to scheduling conflicts, she later clarified that she may do a superhero movie in the future if it had a strong story.

It is one fan’s hope that Marvel is able to bring the goods and convince her to sign up.

As an aside, can we go ahead and take this opportunity to nominate Krasinski as the director for the upcoming MCU Fantastic Four movie, now that Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts has officially dropped out?

Check out Krasinski’s epically doomed cameo as Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in theaters now.


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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'