Yesterday morning, during a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers, Way of The Gun, Crash, Lincoln Lawyer, 54) told Howard that he is in talks with Marvel for a possible role on an unnamed Netflix series.
“Well you know, yeah I’m meeting with.. Marvel is interested talking about Netflix, a series possibly..the Daredevil series is great right, very cool.”
At one time, Phillippe had been linked as a contender for the Steve Rogers role in Captain America: The First Avenger, losing out to Chris Evans. Similar to Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox, Ryan has had a career mixed with film and television work making him a decent candidate to be apart of the Netflix MCU. He mentions being in the mix for the Harvey Dent role in The Dark Knight and alludes to almost playing Anakin Skywalker in Attack of The Clones. Like many of the Marvel candidates Ryan has worked with a string of Marvel alumni including Mark Ruffalo, Terrence Howard, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Michael Pena, John Slattery, and Neal McDonough.
Jessica Jones has seemingly hired everyone for that series, so it’s more likely that Marvel is looking at actors to be apart of Luke Cage, season two of Daredevil, and Iron Fist. Ryan is already apart of the ABC Studios family starring on the series Secrets and Lies, a new American remake of an Australian show. Ryan reveals that he only signed a one season deal with ABC for Lies, which could allow him to do other projects.
Some are suggesting he could be wanted for a role like Bullseye, Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, or even Frank Castle aka The Punisher which rumors are already starting-up could be apart of the second Netflix wave. It very well could be for Iron Fist, because he does have a high enough profile for a role like that, although, we’ve been hearing Marvel is eyeing younger actors for the part. This doesn’t mean if they land a bigger name that won’t change, I mean it’s kind of hard to see Mike Colter’s Luke Cage having his best bud an eighteen year old kid, having Spider-Man in the MCU might have changed those original casting plans, so who knows at this point.
What role could you see Ryan playing in the Netflix MCU?
SOURCE: HOWARD STERN