Is it passion or financial interest? Actors beg for comic book roles

Carlos Marquez

This year, the theaters close the superhero genre with a failed Fantastic Four movie and letting many geeks waiting for 2016 to start already.

Packed with promising titles and with new and huge cast members for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it raises the eyebrows of many fans following the story lines to wonder, which actors will portray such upcoming characters?

In a time where superhero movies are reaching to their prime, many actors have shown an interest to be part of these titanic projects.

Recently in New York’s Comic Con, acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston revealed to his fans in a panel his interest in portraying Mister Sinister for the X-Men franchise by Fox studios.

Cranston is not the first actor to raise his hand in the media asking for the chance at a role.

Among many, Kristen Stewart, Mark Wahlberg and Al Pacino have also shown an interest to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Just like Cranston, other actors have specifically expressed which characters they would like to portray.

Audrey Plaza, for example, desires to play She-Hulk if Marvel studios plans to bring the gamma giant’s cousin to the big screen any time soon.

Donald Glover has been trying to get Sony’s attention since the announcement of the Spiderman reboot back in 2011 to portray the Afro-Mexican version of the web-slinger.

In other cases, fans unite on the internet to suggest the studios their dream castings for upcoming projects.

The most requested one recently is for Marvel Studios to cast Ronda Rousey as Carol Danvers for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.

In this case, it is the first title of the MCU to present a leading female character and with the influence that Rousey has made in the last couple years it fits her good to take on such an inspirational role.

These sudden calls of attention of actors desiring such roles has come to the terms that nowadays being part of a cinematic franchise is a lifetime chance and a safe contract to multiple films.

As for some of these interested actors, they may not be passionate to wear some leathery clothing or green screen suits just to portray a geek’s favorite hero, but is rather more their chance to be reborn and recover the audience’s praise.

Just like Robert Downey Jr. on his portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man, after he overcame his struggled life and drug addictions.

Let’s just make one thing clear, once the actors get the young viewers attention fighting CGI aliens or an army of robots, they can count on a check in their pockets that will last for a long time.