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1 hour ago 0 Shares Kevin Smith Really, Really Wants Marvel To Cast Tom Cruise As Wolverine Sun Feb 03 2019 16:55:45 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sun Feb 03 2019 17:33:11 GMT+0000 (GMT) Claire Reid Claire Reid in Entertainment Powered by Jay and Silent Bob director Kevin Smith has said he would love to see Tom Cruise…
Speaking to Marc Bernardin on the Fatman Beyond show, Smith said:“I look forward to them bringing him [Cruise] into the comic book world. Like, I think he’s ripe for a Marvel takeover.”
This prompted Bernardin to mention the hugely successfulMission: Impossiblemovies, which are due to get two more sequels in 2021 and 2022.
But Smith was adamant that Cruise’s next move should be into the MCU.
He continued: “He’s got this franchise, which is huge for him but, like, you’re not getting any younger and it’s, you know, those movies they can add life to a mother fucker’s career.
“Could you imagine if they made him a bad guy in a movie? He’d be so fucking good. I’m still a Tom Cruise buyer. I’d buy that product.”
Bernardin suggested that Cruise might make a good Striker for any future reboot of the X-Men. However, Smith responded: “No, fuck that. Make him Wolverine.”
Adding: “Tom Cruise’s Wolverine makes a billion dollars.”
He then went off naming other roles he reckons Cruise would ace, including Professor X and Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, before going full circle back to Wolverine.
Sadly, for Smith, he’s not in control of casting over at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we may never see just how good a Wolverine Cruise could play.
It’s probably for the best anyway, seeing asSmith is set to have his hands full with the newJay and Silent Bobreboot.
Smith shared a photo of him andproducer JordanMonsanton 2 January, in which he said the film was in ‘pre-pre-production’.
Of course, there’s no Silent Bob without pal Jay, so fans will be pleased to know that Jason Mewes (Jay) is on-board for the new flick.
There are few details about the plot just yet but, according to a synopsis on IMDB, the movie willcentreon ‘Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of ‘Bluntmanand Chronic’ movie from getting made’.
Speaking about the script tocomicbook.comin 2017, Mewes said: “I’ve read the script, and it’s amazing and it’s super clever.
“It’s calledJay & Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s Jay and Bob making fun of reboots. It’s funny – a couple of people have asked me, ‘are you guys even playing the characters if it’s a reboot?’ It’s not really a reboot, Kevin called itJay and Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s us making fun of reboots, but the script’s awesome. It’s very funny.”
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