Now that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is streaming on Disney Plus, Marvel fans have been given the green light to slam anything and everything about John Krasinski’s Reed Richards, who appears briefly halfway through. After Doctor Strange and America Chavez are captured by the Illuminati, Chavez is kept in an unbreakable containment cube while Strange is taken to Illuminati tribunal where its founding members decide Strange’s fate for causing a multiversal incursion. There, Strange meets Charles Xavier, Captain Carter, Blackagar Boltagon, Maria Rambeau, and Reed Richards.
Krasinski’s Reed Richards – along with other Illuminati members – has received heavy criticism from Marvel fans. Everything from his Fantastic Four costume to Krasinki’s portrayal has been up for debate, especially as fans can rewatch Multiverse of Madness on Disney+. There seems to be a pretty even split when it comes to Krasinski’s Richards; there are those who love him and those who hate him and there is no room for a gray area. Oddly enough, it was actually Marvel fans themselves who insisted on John Krasinski being cast as Reed Richards, so that plan clearly backfired.