John David Washington could solely have a handful of credit underneath his belt, however he’s already effectively on the best way to becoming a member of his father Denzel on the high of the Hollywood A-list. After gaining mainstream consideration with a starring function in Dwayne Johnson’s HBO sequence Ballers, Washington firmly established himself as one of many business’s fastest-rising abilities due to a Golden Globe nominated lead efficiency in Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman.
The 36 year-old can at present be seen headlining Christopher Nolan’s epic blockbuster Tenet, placing his charisma and physicality to nice use because the mind-bending thriller’s unnamed protagonist. In another yr, Tenet can be a hit story of huge proportions, however the continued results of the Coronavirus pandemic have restricted it to a field workplace haul of simply over $250 million, which remains to be ok to make it the fourth highest-grossing title of 2020.
We beforehand heard that Washington was on Marvel’s shortlist of candidates for the Fantastic 4 reboot’s Reed Richards, and after Jonathan Majors was reportedly solid as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3, it turned a complete lot extra doubtless provided that Kang and Mr. Fantastic are associated, that means that each roles could possibly be performed by actors of colour.
In truth, in a current interview, the previous soccer participant admitted that if Kevin Feige got here knocking and provided him the prospect to swimsuit up because the Fantastic 4’s chief, he wouldn’t hesitate to simply accept.
“I’d say, ‘Nicely, thanks for having me, thanks for taking this assembly. The place do I signal?’.”
Followers are nonetheless determined to see John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic, but when that piece of casting doesn’t come to fruition, then John David Washington is a greater than enough alternative to steer the fifth and hopefully best Fantastic 4 film, in what is going to mark their long-awaited introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.