Marvel fans have mixed reactions to reports that William Jackson Harper will play Reed Richards in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie. Casting details have been kept strictly confidential, but a Reddit thread leaked casting news on Sunday, October 23rd, which assured The Good Place and Love Life star William Jackson Harper would take on the role of Reed Richards, leader of Fantastic. Four groups of superheroes. Fans went wild, claiming that William Jackson Harper would slip into the shoes of the Reed Richards character.
omg that would be so cool!!!
i liked to see @johnkrasinski like that #Doctor Strange 2
But I am absolutely crazy 🥰ADORE 🥰
William Jackson Harper, so if we get him now as Reed Richards in the MCU, it will be. shit. cool!!!@dubjackharper #AntManandTheWaspQuantumania
— Kiki💋🦋🖖🐾🦊🦎🍄🌺🍍🏴☠️ (@Kiki_Ca) October 28, 2022
However, although initially many fans expressed enthusiasm despite attempts to confirm the casting news, the tweet gradually turned negative as news about the MCU’s most recent casting began to circulate. One positive tweet read. Omg that’s really cool!!! I loved seeing him @johnkrasinski on #DoctorStrange2, but he totally broke Revere William Jackson Harper, so now assuming he gets him as Reed Richards in the MCU, so will be. shit. cool!!! @dubjackharper #AntManandTheWaspQuantumania, another tweet shouted, Reed!? Of course!, as the jolly fan said, ha! This is the person I truly believed I would take on him. brew
Internet split over rumors that William Jackson Harper has been cast as Reed Richards in the new Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp
With William Jackson Harper officially joining the MCU, many are now considering whether Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania will highlight the appearance of Reed Richards. Paul Rudd’s third standalone appearance, Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) will officially launch Pase 5 of the MCU. The new arrival of the movie’s much-anticipated trailer provided Kathryn’s main appearance. While Newton appeared as Cassie Lang, the crowd got to know more about one of the Kang variants of Jonathan Majors, now poised to wreak havoc inside the MCU. Fans went wild with a bit of gossip claiming William Jackson Harper would slip into the shoes of the Reed Richards character. However, while many fans initially expressed excitement as they tried to confirm the casting rumors were true, the tweet gradually turned negative as news about the MCU’s most recent casting began to flow.
Reed!? Yes please!
— Kevin Broderick (@k3vboi_Thriller) October 28, 2022
ha! Literally the person I wanted to play him. brew
— ✨Misogyny Managed✨ (@MisogynyManaged) October 28, 2022
Why the hell is he Reed Richards and why does RR have to be in Quantumania?
— Mump☘️ (@deeber80020) October 28, 2022
Angry tweets also ruined the expected casting. One disappointing fan tweeted, “Why the hell did he become Reed Richards and how could RR be in Quantumania? In another tweet, one fan shouted, “How can he be a Mao who doesn’t look okay?” The following tweet said he was almost certain that the high-pitched screams weren’t coming from the fans. Fans are very concerned about who will be cast for this role because Reed Richards has a big role in the movie. Considering he’s well-protected, most fans will undoubtedly accept the fact that he’s playing Fantastic Four’s pioneer Reed Richards, who in the film Jonathan Majors is one of Fantastic Four’s longest-lasting and vengeful enemies. He plays one, Kang the Conqueror. Harper was nominated for an Emmy for his supporting role in Chidi Anagonye in the NBC comedy series The Good Place, which had an ardent fan base, he was recently nominated for an Emmy in Peacock’s satirical drama, which he co-starred with Cristin Milioti until recently. The Resort, and an additional showrunner on HBO Max’s Love Life season two.
Why did he make a nonsensical reed?
— Zach (@zdog_1998) October 28, 2022
I’m pretty sure the *high pitched screams* aren’t coming from the fans.
— Grass Gnome (@LawnGnomefromYT) October 28, 2022