Following his role in the teen drama series Skins, Dev Patel paved his path to stardom in Hollywood. Soon after that, the British star received a BAFTA nomination for playing the lead role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s drama Slumdog Millionaire. Needless to say, this talented actor has proven himself in the entertainment world with numerous excellent performances.
In 2016, he garnered widespread critical acclaim for his Academy Awards-worthy role in the biographical drama Lion. Seeing his varied and eclectic choices of roles, many believe that Patel is ready to take on something more intense now. However, Marvel fans have different views about it as they don’t approve of him joining the superhero team in MCU.
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Fans don’t think Dev Patel is fit to play Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four
In a new post shared by Fandom Wire on Twitter, they asked fans to put in their opinions on whether they would like Dev Patel to play Reed Richards. Since rumors have been circulating on the internet that The Green Knight star is the top choice for this role.
I don't need sleep, I need answers 🤯
What do you think about it? 👀#ReedRichards #DevPatel #TheGreenKnight #FantasticFour pic.twitter.com/DIr4CECxjP
— FandomWire (@FandomWire) February 1, 2023
In their response to the tweet, fans showed their disagreement with the rumors, saying he is not the right fit. This debate has been going on for a long time and there are several great actors in line. For instance, Reed Richards became a hot topic after John Krasinski starred in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
According to Hollywood Insider, there are five top candidates who will be perfect to portray this clever MCU character. Apart from Krasinski, it includes Will Smith, Henry Cavill, Colin Farrell, and Lee Byung-hun. Now let’s see what is the reason behind fans not allowing this talented artist to be a part of MCU’s legacy.
I mean I don’t hate it…he just doesn’t SCREAM Reed Richards to me like some of the other rumored choices Idk https://t.co/ACp2z7BDOj
— َ (@WandasAttorney) February 3, 2023
— S S Varma Gadiraju (@varmagss) February 3, 2023
HATE MCU films but always had a soft spot for the Fantastic Four – so how about Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards?? https://t.co/X9PZQgu8IV
— Udai (@udaiminhas) February 2, 2023
— s (@dialofdestiny) February 3, 2023
Bah 0/20 https://t.co/TU0fHbsaCB
— Maël The Green Arrow Is Back (@MLeMauditRetour) February 2, 2023
Lol please don’t https://t.co/zPY2aslled
— Mahad Saeed ❁ AKA Dr Toyota AKA Federaldiid (@DrNabadNolol) February 2, 2023