Gary Oldman Had Something to Say to Marvel

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One of England’s best actors of a certain vintage, Gary Oldman has basically done and seen it all in the industry.

From playing tragic punk bassist Sid Vicious, to Winston Churchill by way of dozens of performances and voice acting roles, Oldman has been a part of some great pieces, earning himself a Screen Actors Guild award in the process.

But there’s one thing he’s never done; appear in a Marvel Studios film.

Whilst he has played a part in quite a big comic book movie (Commissioner Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films no less), he’s never had a part in the MCU, despite what his kids might want.

Whilst walking the red carpet at the SAG Awards ceremony this year, Oldman told People that; “Marvel hasn’t called me. But now that you mentioned it, if they’re tuning in, my son wants me to!”

Using it almost as a casting call for himself, Oldman laughed it off but definitely seemed open to the opportunity to join Marvel‘s brand of entertainment.

And Marvel has not shied away from bringing in well-established actors for its films either as the likes of Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Michael Keaton, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson, are all actors who have built up several decades of acting expertise to the studio alongside relative rookies like Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Chris Hemsworth, and Cobie Smulders.

Oldman picked up multiple awards for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, including being award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

Marvel has, as yet, not announced a partnership with Oldman, but who knows what Phase 4 will bring.

-James, 23/01/2018

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