Marvel Studios has been having their way at the box office for over the last decade, which all started off with 2008’s Iron Man. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been turning actors into superstars and is responsible for the blowing up of a few careers. Everyone in Hollywood wants to be in an MCU movie and with how much content the studio is putting out, you may just get your chance. But it seems that it isn’t just people in Hollywood that want to get a role in an MCU project. NFL superstar Cam Heyward, who is a defensive tackle for the Pittsburg Steelers, has thrown his name in the ring for a Marvel Studios role. In a new tweet, Hayward wrote: “Dear @Kevfeige lmk if you need any casting that requires the look of an NFL defensive lineman.”
You can check out the tweet below!
Dear @Kevfeige lmk if you need any casting that requires the look of an NFL defensive lineman
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) February 23, 2023
The most recent Marvel Studios project to be released will be Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quatumania. Empire Magazine recently had a chat with director Peyton Reed about how the stakes have risen going into Quantumania. “People felt like, Oh, these are fun little palate cleansers after a gigantic Avengers movie,” Reed told the outlet. “For this third one, I said, ‘I don’t want to be the palate cleanser anymore. I want to be the big Avengers movie.’”
“I grew up a real Marvel comics nerd, and there are a handful of antagonists in the Marvel comics universe who are all-timers,” Reed continued. “Loki, obviously. Doctor Doom from the Fantastic Four. And Kang the Conqueror. In conversations with Kevin Feige and Marvel, it was like, I want to put Ant-Man and Wasp up against a really formidable villain in this movie, and so we’re doing Kang the Conqueror.”
“In the comics, Kang has dominion over time, he’s a time traveler. His situation is a little bit different in this movie, which I won’t spoil for you, but he’s someone who, [while] we live very linear lives, from childhood to death, Kang doesn’t exist that way,” the director smirked. “It struck me as interesting to take the tiniest Avengers — in some people’s minds maybe the least powerful Avengers — and put them up against the most powerful force in the multiverse.”
The studio describes the film as follows: “In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is in theaters now!
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