WandaVision viewers continue to speculate about the identity of the space engineer contacted by SWAT Captain Monica Rambo (Teyonah Parris). Some speculate that this mysterious man will turn out to be Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. While investigating the Westview anomaly allegedly caused by Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in episode 5, Monica tells astrophysicist Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and FBI agent Jimmy Wu (Randall Park) that she knows a space engineer who would be willing to take on the challenge of finding a way to protect herself by returning to the “hex” around Westview, New Jersey.
After Monica sends a message to this nameless man in Episode 5, she informs him in Episode 6 that his way back to the irradiated Hex, an armored vehicle, is in an hour. “I just need to find my friend on the other side of the mountain,” Monica says, and decides to go back inside, despite Darcy’s warnings that her two trips across the border have already rewritten her cells on a molecular level.
As WandaVision prepares to reveal its mysterious identity in episode 7 – which could be a dummy episode in homage to contemporary sitcoms like The Office and Modern Family – fans share theories that Monica is the leader of the Fantastic Four, played by fan favorite John Krasinski.
Krasinski is best known for his roles in Tom Clancy’s “The Office” and “Jack Ryan.” He has long played “Mr. Fantastic” and has repeatedly expressed interest in the role of “stretch superhero.” In March, Krasinski said he would “love” to play the rebooted Reed Richards, but added that he had had “no conversations” with Marvel Studios or the MCU’s chief planner, Kevin Feige.
Shortly thereafter, in April 2020, the Disney studio reportedly met with Krasinski for “multiple projects.” It is unclear whether this meeting should have taken place backstage or as an actor, following the success of A Quiet Place, which Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt directed – also enjoyed by Reed’s wife Susan Richards and a superhero named Invisible Woman.
In Marvel Comics, Reed’s greatest strength is his genius intelligence and his mastery of science and other fields, including aeronautics, robotics and quantum physics. When Reed, Susan, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm are exposed to cosmic radiation, the team of explorers use their superhuman abilities across universes, as in the Fantastic Four.
Feige officially announced the reboot of the Fantastic Four in December, and Spider-Man director Jon Watts is bringing the first Marvel family to the MCU. Here’s what WandaVision fans are saying about the possible debut of Reed-Slash-Krasinski in Episode 7, which premieres Friday on Disney+ :
Reed just started
If we see Reed Richards in episode 7 of WandaVision, I’m going to lose it 🤯 pic.twitter.com/9OVkgjGc66
– GUNTER (@theawkwarding) February 12, 2021
New episodes of Marvel’s WandaVision previewed Friday on Disney+.
If you haven’t registered for Disney+ yet, you can try it here. Please note that if you purchase any of the amazing independently selected products here, we may receive a small commission from the seller. Thank you very much for your support.