Why Emily Blunt May Not Join John Krasinski in the MCU’s ‘Fantastic Four’ According to Insider Reports

With the Fox/Disney merger placing the X-Men and the Fantastic Four under Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella, it’s only a matter of time until Reed Richards, Sue Storm, the Human Torch, and the Thing make their way into the Avengers landscape. 

As for the leader of the family of explorers — Mr. Fantastic — MCU fans have been pushing for John Krasinski to take on the character since the beginning of time. Multiple outlets — BGR, MovieWeb, Screen Rant and more — have all recently reported that a meeting between the studio and the actor-director-writer has already taken place. While such casting would definitely be in service of fan satisfaction, his presence would only provide half of the desired equation. 

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski attend the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA

Many MCU enthusiasts note that his wife, Emily Blunt, would make the perfect Invisible Woman. Yet, does the actress behind Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place, and The Devil Wears Prada wish to join the MCU? According to Marvel and DC Insider Mikey Sutton, Emily Blunt is hesitant to sign the dotted line. Let’s get into the information currently available surrounding Emily Bunt and Invisible Woman. 

Does Emily Blunt wish to play Invisible Woman in the MCU across from husband, John Krasinski? 

Marvel and DC Insider Mikey Sutton took to Geekosity: All Things Pop Culture to relay the news surrounding John Krasinski and the Fantastic Four. And while the situation seems positive for the Jack Ryan actor, Emily Blunt’s involvement reportedly remains “up in the air.” Sutton noted why, explaining: 

As for his actress wife Emily Blunt, who’d make the perfect Invisible Woman, that is still up in the air as she apparently isn’t interested in a what a lengthy contract that would be.  

Mikey Sutton

According to Sutton’s intel, Emily Blunt remains hesitant given the fact that Marvel contracts often span multiple films — about six — and one could theoretically grow tired of playing the same character film after film (for years on end), which inevitably could lead to a phoned-in performance.

Emily Blunt remains a hot commodity in Hollywood; meaning, she doesn’t need a Marvel movie to boost her career or remain relevant; she can continue to take leading roles in single movies without ever delving into the franchise (if she so decides). However, Sutton goes onto note that, while she remains unsure, the studio has faith that the final outcome will work in its favor. Sutton said: 

Nevertheless, sources told me that there’s a strong chance Blunt will be  cast with Krasinski being “pretty much a sure thing.

Sutton 

Here’s to hoping both Emily Blunt and John Krasinski appear in the MCU as Sue Storm and Reed Richards. Seeing the real-life couple take their romance onto the silver screen would be quite amusing; it goes without saying that they boast the chemistry necessary to convincingly portray the characters — and the romantic arc integral to the Fantastic Four narrative.