Ryan Phillippe may soon join the ranks of Marvel‘s heroes — or villains.
In an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” earlier today, the actor revealed that he has been talking with Netflix and Marvel about joining the cast of one of the five series being produced as part of their deal. While he wasn’t ready to spill what character he may be in line to portray, he was direct, if brief, in announcing that he’s been speaking with the studio about heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an undisclosed role.
“I’m meeting with — Marvel is interested in talking about, like Netflix, a series, possibly — the ‘Daredevil’ series is great,” Phillipe told Stern. The host then shifted the conversation to revisit Phillippe’s previous brush with a superhero role, when he was in talks to play Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy.”
Of the four primary series (“Daredevil,” “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist”), only “Iron Fist” lacks a lead actor. In addition to “Daredevil’s” Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter have been cast as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Considering that Iron Fist is depicted as a bit of a blond playboy in the comics, it’s not far-fetched to imagine Phillippe in the role. It’s also possible that the actor is in talks to star as a supporting character or a still un-revealed role in the team-up mini-series, “The Defenders.”
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