Bryan Cranston Wants to Play an Original Marvel Villain

By October 9, 2015
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Bryan Cranston forced himself onto everyone’s radars through his magnificent turn as Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Ever since that show reached a certain point in its run, Cranston has emerged as one of the most versatile and charismatic dramatic actors in the industry right now. After garnering several awards for his turn as White and also as LBJ in the Broadway play, All the Way, Cranston looks like he might be poised for some potential Oscar gold this year as well in his upcoming performance as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo.

However, he’s also shown his willingness and ambition to be in larger films as well, with Godzilla coming to mind right away, even if his role might not have been able to reach quite the heights everyone was expecting. After several rumors have pegged him in different projects from both Marvel and DC, is it possible that we could see Cranston enter into one of the superhero cinematic universes in the coming years too?

While recently speaking with The UK’s Metro, Cranston revealed one project that he is itching to do, which is to play a really nasty Marvel super-villain. Read his full quote below:

“You know what I’d like to do? I’d like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic.”

But who would he like to play in the MCU? There’s still a whole plethora of villains from the comics that have not gotten their onscreen adaptation yet. Well, according to Cranston – he’d like to create his own villain, from scratch:

“Create one from scratch… I don’t know what I would do but it would be nasty.”

Now, obviously the likelihood of this actually happening is pretty slim, for a number of reasons. For starters, it seems like Cranston is more concerned with working on original projects at this point than anything else, and Marvel doesn’t seem like the kind of studio that would create an entirely new onscreen villain. They will however change villain origins, as they showed in Iron Man 3. Which I’ll be honest, I still haven’t completely gotten over.

Personally, I’d be up for anything that Cranston would want to do in a superhero movie. After all the rumors came out that he could be playing Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman (which ended up being hopeful thinking from fans mostly), it seems almost inevitable that he’ll crossover into some more tentpole films at some point down the line. However, that also depends on how flexible Marvel is willing to be with their creative talent, as they’ve shown they can be both incredible lenient and also incredibly non-collaborative at other points. Either way, Marvel and Fox – you might want to take note of this.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable