Elijah Wood revealed that he’s interested in joining the Star Wars and MCU franchises.
Because of his work as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, Elijah Wood is no stranger to audiences. Following his role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood opted for roles that were more experimental and has since strayed away from the big film franchises unless Middle Earth was involved. Now, it looks like he’s interested in joining two of the other biggest film franchises out there: Star Wars and the MCU.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Elijah Wood revealed his interest in jumping into the Star Wars galaxy, having been a fan himself, as well as the ever-growing MCU:
“I think that’s just inherently fun. I haven’t had a chance to play in a giant sandbox in a while…Star Wars gets precedent because I’m a huge Star Wars fan… So more of that, certainly in the live-action sphere, would be awesome. But working on a Marvel film, I mean, there’s obviously a whole conversation that happens certainly in film Twitter about sort of the cinematic relevance of Marvel. Is it cinema? All this sort of sh*t. And whether you like superhero movies or not, they are inherently fun. And those movies are extremely well made. I think getting to play again in that universe’s sandbox would be a blast. It’d be totally awesome, because it’s at such an insane scale.”
Elijah Wood being interested in joining Star Wars isn’t that surprising given his love for the franchise. After all, he lent his voice talents in the animated series, Star Wars Resistance. However, his comments regarding the MCU are interesting given that he’s aware of the tedious discourse regarding Martin Scorsese’s comments on the MCU. The actor is a big fan of cinema in general, and despite the constant debate that resurfaces every now and then, he’s certainly down to work in that sandbox of superheroes. Who knows? Maybe he can join the DC Extended Universe as well.
If Elijah Wood were to join Star Wars and the MCU, he could potentially join his Lord of the Rings co-star Andy Serkis as yet another one of the geek icons that have had roles in Middle Earth, the galaxy far, far away, and the MCU. Talk about good company right there!
Here is the synopsis for the next MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the upcoming Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
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Source: Entertainment Tonight