Back in January, John Krasinski (The Office, 13 Hours) mentioned an interest in playing a Marvel villain.
“Maybe now I need to play a villain and fight Chris. That’s what we need to do.”
At the time we suggested him for the role of Anthony Masters aka Taskmaster, as the rights for the action-heavy character had recently reverted back to Marvel from 20th Century Fox. Making the villain unobtainable for things like Deadpool sequels.
Well, John was asked again about joining the Marvel cinematic universe by Collider and he still is keen on the idea.
“I just happened to watch Captain America: Civil War, and first of all I’m so glad I didn’t get Captain America when you see Chris do it because he’s fantastic at it.”
“They seem to have figured it out that your audience is only gonna keep coming back if you deliver them quality. I think Guardians of the Galaxy was the best example of that because, to me at least, that was the one that everybody felt like “Oh how could they make this work? How could it be good?” and then it ended up being one of the best ones, I think.”
“My whole thing is I’m such a huge fan of the Marvel movies, so if there are any characters left for sure, bang the drum (laughs). Just to be in that world, they’re really well-made and they seem like they’re having a lot of fun and I happen to be friends with a whole bunch of those guys and girls, so to me, it would be a great time, I’d love it.”
After his starring role in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours it’s hard to ignore the potential the former Captain America and Star-Lord candidate could bring to the table, as he already leads the Jack Ryan reboot series. John seems open to either a hero or villain, so let’s wait and see if the studio bites.
Then again, since he’s still doing both film and television. I’m curious if he’d be opposed to playing Marc Spector aka Moon Knight in the rumored Netflix series.
What Marvel character do you think Krasinski should play?