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We appreciate your concern, Stephen, but it's not the Scarlet Witch that we fear. From our experience, the greatest danger to the Multiverse, it turns out, is Doctor Strange.
~ Mr. Fantastic to Doctor Strange.
Wanda, stop. You've possessed an innocent woman, but you can still do the right thing. Let her go. Please. I have children of my own. I understand your pain.
~ Mr. Fantastic to Scarlet Witch.

Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, is a supporting character in the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

He was a brilliant scientist who gained the superhuman ability to stretch his limbs and torso, and became the leader of the Fantastic Four. Richards later became a member of the Illuminati to fight against Thanos, and later witnessed the execution of Supreme Strange following the Titan's death. When an alternate version of Strange appeared on Earth-838, Mr. Fantastic appeared for his trial until the arrival of Scarlet Witch, whom proceed to kill Richards and his teammates.

He was portrayed by John Krasinski, who also played Jim Halpert in The Office, and voiced Owen Huntington in Animal Crackers, 7723 in Next Gen, and Superman in DC League of Super-Pets.

Biography

Background

Not much is known of Reed Richard's past, but he was a genius-level scientist who later developed the power to stretch his limbs and torso at great lengths. Alongside his love-interest Susan and two unknown teammates, he became the founder of the Fantastic Four and adopted the alias "Mr. Fantastic". Reed developed a reputation in his universe, being regarded as the smartest man alive according to Baron Mordo. Due to his heroic nature and brilliant mind, the sorcerer Stephen Strange offered a position into his new team called the Illuminati. Following his recruitment, he became teammates with the mutant Professor X, the super soldier Captain Carter, the Inhuman Black Bolt, and the cosmic hero Captain Marvel. In addition, Reed married Susan at an unknown point in time, and became the father of her children.

Around 2018, Thanos commenced his campaign to obtain the infinity stones to wipe out half of the universe, and the Illuminati worked together to find a way to stop him. Despite having formed the group, Strange decided to work alone to find a solution to defeat the mad Titan, and discovered a spell book called the Darkhold. The sorcerer started to dream-walk to find any solution that could be found in the multiverse, but instead caused an incursion that resulted in the destruction of a universe. Strange eventually returned to the team to find another solution, and the Illuminati discovered an ancient text called the Book of Vishanti. On the planet of Titan, the Illuminati were successful in defeating Thanos with the ancient text, but Strange admitted to his previous actions with the Darkhold.

Fearing the threat Strange could pose to the multiverse, the Illuminati agreed to Stephen's chose to have him executed with Black Bolt committing the deed. Returning to Earth, they informed Dr. Christine Palmer of Strange's actions, but all of them agreed to cover up his death by telling the public he died battling Thanos. The team then decided to have Karl Mordo be Strange's replacement on the team and as sorcerer supreme, but also become more watchful of any incursions that could happen in the multiverse. At some point, Richards founded the Baxter Foundation to do research on the universe, and had Palmer positioned on multiversal research. He also did studies of the universe himself, having great knowledge on incursions and how an alternate version of an individual could cause one.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

When an alternate version of Doctor Strange arrived to Earth-838, the Illuminati had him apprehended and taken to their headquarters to put him on trial. Reed explained to the sorcerer that his appearance in their reality was causing an incursion to become more likely, and further expressed the group's fear of him appearing. Upon revealing their encounters with Supreme Strange, Richards expressed they had come to believe that the multiverse's greatest threat was a Strange. During the trial, Scarlet Witch arrived to claim America Chavez, having managed to reach Earth-838 by dream-walking into her counterpart. Needing to deal with the witch before they could cast their judgment on the sorcerer, Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, Captain Carter and Captain Marvel left to stop Wanda as Xavier and Mordo remained with Strange.

Confronting Maximoff, Reed attempted to reason with her about her actions, sympathizing about her sons since he had children of his own. Despite his attempts, Wanda refused to leave and threatened to kill the, but Richards warned her that Black Bolt could kill her with a simple whisper. However, she used her magic to make his mouth disappear, causing the Inhuman to panic and cause his own demise by exploding his head. Mr. Fantastic then attempted to restrain Maximoff, but she used her magic to tear him apart before bursting his head. As a result of his demise, the Illuminati became defunct as Mordo remained the only living member to survive Maximoff's massacre.

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Trivia

  • This is the first live-action adaptation of the character not to be introduced in a Fantastic Four film.
    • The character is also the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have an alternate version of them appear before the main counterpart is.
  • He is the only member of the Illuminati whose actor hasn't played the character previously.

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