Making a huge splash on Broadway with the production of Hamilton, one of those stars Lin-Manuel Miranda has dropped a hint about his desire to join the Marvel Universe. The 36-year old stage actor, who helped out Star Wars: The Force Awakens with some of their music, told Meet the Movie Press YouTube podcast host Simon Thompson that there is one character in particular that he would love to tackle.
"He (Miranda) is a big fan of Marvel," explained Thompson. "And there is one particular character that he would actually like to play. It's Carnage. He said if Disney and Marvel were looking at doing a Maximum Carnage movie or bringing Carnage in (the MCU) as a character, he wants to be Carnage. Genuinely as a fan, he would love to play Carnage. That's a goal of his."
Who Is Carnage?
Since being introduced in the early 1990s, Carnage has been a regular foe of Spider-Man throughout the history of the character. While also spanning numerous animated series and video games. Though there is nothing official for a sequel to the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland has said the studio is hoping for multiple installments. Therefore, the concept pitched by Miranda just might spark some ideas at Marvel HQ.
The creepy villain developed from the origins of a previous comic book character, Cletus Kasady. He was also inspired from elements of Venom. Experiencing a death and resurrection, it has a long history when it was recruited by Magneto to battle the X-Men. The character even spends time taking on Deadpool. But if Carnage is to make a debut, it will likely be in the Spider-Man world.
LMM Has Busy Schedule Ahead
Hamilton is the hottest ticket in town. Creating headlines that generates the interest of the incoming President (even if for the wrong reasons), Lin-Manuel Miranda is incredibly sought after. Studios and producers know that his signature will help fans of the stage show jump on board their production.
Playing Jack in Marry Poppins Returns as well as co-composing a live action interpretation of the Little Mermaid, Miranda has his hands full. However, should a call come through from Marvel, it appears he will drop everything and suit up for the blockbuster at the first opportunity.
Source: Cinema Blend