Method Man Shows Interest in MCU Role
Rapper and actor Method Man is undeniably one of the most recognizable voices in pop culture. Whether it is his work in the iconic hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, or his appearances in film and television, the artist has maintained a presence in entertainment for over 25 years.
The long-time performer, born Clifford Smith Jr., has now set his efforts on playing a character in Marvel’s evergrowing Cinematic Universe.
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Smith took to Instagram to post an image of him- created by the team at Bosslogic- as the character of Bishop.
Bishop is a Marvel character who is well known for his contributions to the X-Men franchise. He is more specifically known for his role in the Days of Future Past storyline.
The veteran performer went as far as to tag both the people at Marvel and Marvel’s head Kevin Feige directly. A move that was seemingly done to solidify his interest in working for the brand.
The question becomes; could Method Man be the person to bring Bishop to life in the MCU?
Known primarily for his work in hip hop, many will overlook Smith’s work in the area of film and television.
Spanning over 20 years, the actor has been cast in everything from contemporary indie comedies such as Trainwreck and Keanu, to thought-provoking Indie films such as Paterson, to recurring roles in HBO shows like The Wire and Dueces.
The fit could exist for the two parties, with Bishop and Smith appearing to have a lot of physical similarities. More importantly, however, Smith seems to have the experience and acumen to pull off the role.
Maybe the more pressing question then becomes; does the character of Bishop have a place in the MCU’s future?
Mutants have yet to make an official appearance in the MCU, but they remain an unavoidable reality for the company. Their exploration into the x-men is all but guaranteed, considering how pivotal the team has been to Marvel comics.
with the Fox acquisition, Disney and Marvel acquired the rights to utilize both mutants, and the X-Men. All of this could mean that Bishop’s debut- although securely in a future beyond Phase 4- is somewhere in Marvel’s long-term plans.
Feature Image Source: The Hollywood Reporter