You might think that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be starting to run out of recognizable actors after so much film and television content has been produced over the last 15 years, but Scott Adkins It still pains him that he might lose his chance at a role in the city’s biggest franchise because of a thankless supporting role Doctor Strange.
He may be one of the VOD scene’s most well-known action heroes, appearing in several notable Hollywood releases, but his efforts at Marvel haven’t exactly been stellar. As well as the double for Ryan Reynolds during the decisive showdown of X-Men Origins: WolverineHe also played the completely forgotten Lucian in Benedict Cumberbatch’s first solo appearance.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Adkins reflected on his short-lived association with the MCU and didn’t mince his words; “Did I really want to get involved in this? No, I don’t think so.” Unfortunately, he has a lot of fans out there who would wholeheartedly agree with him.
To be fair, the likes of Gemma Chan, Laura Haddock, Michelle Yeoh, Nathan Fillion and Tony Curran have played at least two canonical MCU characters, so there’s no reason Adkins couldn’t follow suit. On the other hand, he seems less excited about entering the comic book giant’s world than he once was, so perhaps he’s resigned himself to it Doctor Strange was the be-all and end-all.
He wasn’t exactly the first talent wasted by Marvel Studios, and he won’t be the last either.