Daniel Craig Was the First Choice to Play Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Daniel Craig Was the First Choice to Play Reed Richards in Doctor Strange

No Time to Die star Daniel Craig was originally cast to play Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Craig dropped out last minute due to COVID-19 spikes later he was replaced by John Krasinski.

In Doctor Strange 2, John Krasinski‘s Mister Fantastic is a team member of the Illuminati, who fight against multiverse threats. with less on-screen time Krasinski gives a fantastic appearance in the film.

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Raimi’s first choice was not Krasinski. The news came from Deadline’s Justin Kroll, he claims that Daniel Craig was originally set to play the patriarch of Marvel’s First Family but backed out due to concerns over COVID. See the post below.

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Justin Kroll says “Fun fact, Krasinski wasn’t the first choice, the actor originally set to play the role was all set to shoot but when there was an uptick in COVID cases, he backed out as he was living in London and didn’t think the quick shoot wasn’t worth risk of bringing back COVID to the fam”.

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Speaking to Variety, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ writer, Michael Waldron told about how Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic was added to the film. Waldron told,

I’m not involved in the casting, but as with all of these performers, I worked really closely with him in bringing that character to life with him and Sam. And especially on that one, because that was the one character that had no real precedent ever in the MCU, at least. Figuring out how we want this guy to be — that was a lot of fun. That particular character is certainly one of my favorite comic book characters.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo/Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.

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