Matt Smith Wants To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Heroic Hollywood | Matt Smith Wants To Join Marvel image 3He has already played one of the most iconic science-fiction roles of all time in Doctor Who, but would Matt Smith be interested in becoming a Marvel superhero?

At Fan Expo Toronto, Smith noted that he would love to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, should a good project come along:

“I’d love to. They’ve got ask me though, the swines. But it would have to be the right project.”

Matt Smith would not be the first Doctor Who alum to join the MCU. Karen Gillan is famously playing Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and fellow former Doctors Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant have gone on to have featured roles in Thor: The Dark World, and in Netflix’s Jessica Jones, respectively.

“It would have to be something that felt different enough to Doctor Who. I love so many of those movies and I love Nebula, because Karen’s blue. With no hair. Anyway, I’d love to… If you’re listening, Marvel.”

Smith has campaigned in the past to join a superhero film, lobbying to play The Riddler in 2014. Should Kevin Feige call the Doctor, we’ll let you know, so keep it here at Heroic Hollywood for any and all updates!


10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See

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Netflix The Defenders The Avengers Marvel Cinematic UniverseAfter three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.

Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.

Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.

Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.

So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • Nathan_12thMan



    Whoa, you guys are doing the lords work… *rolls eyes*

    • Axxell

      To be fair, there’s also actors like Jason Statham who flat out sh¡t on doing sci fi movies.

      But yeah… Matt Smith doesn’t seem to have that objection…

      • Nathan_12thMan

        And sure, that is news worthy, in the nerd pop culture sphere of the internet. But that an actor LIKES big movies and wants to be in them? Not news worthy.

  • Monty


  • Verbal Kint

    Of course he does. What else has he got going on?

    • Docteur Lobo

      Well, he’s one of the leads of the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, so it’s not as if he needs the work (or the money, esp. after years of Doctor Who).

      • Verbal Kint

        The what now?

  • Lori W. Bahadur

    The Doctor IS a Marvel character: