Gary Oldman is ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The man who played Commissioner Gordon to perfection in The Dark Knight Trilogy is hoping for the call that might win him favor with his son.
Oldman has been a fixture on this year’s awards circuit for his performance in Darkest Hour. People caught up with him on the red carpet of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards where he said his son’s dream is for Oldman to be in a Marvel movie.
“Marvel hasn’t called me. But now that you mentioned it, if they’re tuning in, my son wants me to!”
Oldman would be a welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he would hardly be the first actor to jump back and forth between Marvel and DC. Most recently, Laurence Fishburne played Perry White in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before heading to Marvel to play Dr. Bill Foster in this year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The ball is in Marvel Studios’ court and it probably won’t take studio president Kevin Feige too long to make that call. Before playing The Dark Knight Trilogy‘s most relatable hero, Oldman was famous for his iconic villain turns. Marvel could take him back to his antagonistic roots, especially with all the new villains coming over from the Disney-Fox deal.
We should be so lucky as to have Gary Oldman as the MCU’s Doctor Doom.