Laurence Fishburne is a man of both worlds, as we currently know him as Perry White in the DCEU and as Dr Bill Foster in the MCU, as it was announced some months ago.
Now, in a recent interview with Collider, the actor revealed that, actually, after playing Perry White in Batman V Superman, and as he was unable to be in Justice League due to scheduling issues, he went to Marvel and pitched them the idea of joining the MCU.
“I got the offer to do Perry White in Man of Steel, I said yes to that. Obviously Batman v Superman I said yes to that. I was unable to be involved in the Justice League movie, scheduling-wise it just wasn’t going to work out, but I had wanted very much to be part of the Marvel universe at the same time. So I went to them and pitched them a couple of ideas and basically said, ‘Look, if there’s anything I can do that makes sense for me to do in the Marvel universe, I would love to be involved. So they came to me with an offer to be Bill Foster in Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
But that’s not it, as his deal with Marvel to be in the upcoming Ant-Man & The Wasp is only the beginning. He teased that he’s working with Marvel in some “mysterious” project, but cannot specify what he’s talking about.
“[…] I’m developing something else for Marvel that I can’t talk about. It’s gonna be really cool. It’s gonna change the world, we hope (laughs). I went to Marvel and pitched them something that really couldn’t work out—there was a lot of legal red tape that just [was] something they couldn’t work out. But then they came back with the offer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and then they said, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ and I went ‘Oh yeah that, yes!’ so…”
As far as we know, he can be talking about a new TV show, a movie, a new comic book, or a one-shot –as they might be returning– but it sure seems like Fishbourne is excited about this, as we are.
What do you think about this news? Are you excited for this mysterious project?
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