To us, he'll always be Chidi from the "Good Place," but is it possible that actor William Jackson Harper is going to join the MCU? It sure seems that way, after sources told Variety that the actor will be joining the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Although now there is a lot of buzz online about what role Harper could possibly be playing in the upcoming film.
You could say that the internet was just a little bit excited to learn that Harper is joining the franchise. Including people on Twitter who were ready to rally.
"*High-pitched screaming* I know in my heart it’s probably not Reed Richards, but I can dream for the next few months okay!!" wrote @fbrivera, after re-sharing the news on Twitter. Hmmmm, sure seems possible!
As Variety notes, Marvel has declined to comment on Harper's casting. But that didn't stop other people on Twitter from guessing. "Rumors have him as a telepathic leader of a Quantum Zone rebel group. My best guess is Arcturus Rann, or at least something vaguely resembling the Arcturus Rann character since Marvel can't use Micronaut properties in film," @MaximilanMarvel guessed. "I think you are right. He may even become Captain Universe. The actor already has a superhero psyche," @Henry58979558 agreed. "If they make him MODOK I’m gonna scream," @amc_vagrant added.
People seemed to be really into the idea that Harper could be playing Reed Richards. Including TikToker @profbrainfever, who explained why this would be such a huge win. Take a look!
"He’d be perfect!" he wrote in the caption.
Sadly for all of us, we're just going to have to wait to see who Harper will play. But it's certainly fun to come up with lots of theories.