Actor Brandon Routh has already performed two well-known DC superheroes, however gifted artist Skull101ify has proven comedian e book followers what the actor would appear to be as the neatest man alive within the Marvel Universe, Dr. Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic.
The fan artwork locations Routh’s Reed Richards in his basic blue and black Fantastic Four outfit, full with the character’s iconic gray temples on his brow. “I loved John Krasinski’s portrayal of Reed Richards, but if Marvel needs another Mr Fantastic, Brandon Routh is PERFECT!” Skull101ify captioned the Instagram put up, referencing Krasinski’s latest look as a Reed Richards variant within the 2022 Marvel Studios movie Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness.
Routh first dipped his toes into the comedian e book world with the 2006 DC movie Superman Returns, taking part in the title function of Clark Kent/Superman. The actor was contracted to return because the Man of Steel for a sequel to the movie, which by no means materialized attributable to Superman Returns‘ poor field workplace and fan reception. In 2014, Routh returned to the DC Universe within the recurring function of Ray Palmer/Atom within the third season of The CW’s Arrow. The character rapidly turned a favourite amongst followers of the Arrowverse, which led to a starring function within the spinoff collection DC’s Legends of Tomorrow alongside different Arrwoverse favorites. The actor additionally appeared because the Atom on The Flash, Vixen, Supergirl and Batwoman.
The Arrowverse crossover occasion “Crisis on Infinite Earths” noticed Routh reprise his function as Clark Kent/Superman for the primary time in over 13 years. Fans nicely acquired his return with many voicing an curiosity in seeing him lead a brand new Superman movie or tv collection. Other comedian e book/graphic novel variations Routh has starred in embrace Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) and the 2000s animated collection The Batman.
Who Will Play the MCU’s Mister Fantastic?
Since Krasinski and Marvel Studios have remained coy on if the actor will return because the official Marvel Cinematic Universe model of Mister Fantastic, followers have begun to marketing campaign or showcase fan artwork of different widespread actors within the function of Reed Richards. Besides Routh, followers have expressed curiosity in seeing You‘s Penn Badgley or It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton as Mister Fantastic. Recent experiences have additionally steered Jurassic World‘s Bryce Dallas Howard, Free Guy‘s Jodie Comer or Jungle Cruise‘s Emily Blunt are in competition to play Richards’ spouse and fellow superhero Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot movie. To date, the Reed Richards and Sue Storm roles stay unfilled, as do the Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Ben Grimm/Thing roles.
WandaVision director Matt Shakman will direct Fantastic Four, which is able to kick off Phase 6 of the MCU. Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer to pen the script for the upcoming MCU debut of Marvel’s First Family. While plot particulars stay scarce, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that the upcoming reboot will not be one other origin story and can as an alternative present audiences one thing they’ve by no means seen earlier than.
Fantastic Four opens in theaters on Nov. 8, 2024.