As the role of 007 in the last five James Bond films ultimately made Daniel Craig a household name, the legendary MI-6 agent will forever be the role he is best remembered for (if not Benoit Blanc in 2019). knife out and its upcoming sequel on Netflix). However, recent rumors have claimed that the British actor was originally set to appear in the latest of the Marvel films. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as – SPOILER WARNING – Illuminati leader Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. While audiences were still happy to see former ones The office Actor John Krasinski stretch out his legs As a physicist-turned-superhero in the finished film, this new alleged information begs the question, is Craig still destined for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
After completing the book on his tenure as 007 with 2021 no time to die, the actor still has room on his schedule for another franchise, so why not the most popular shared universe in Hollywood right now? While this wouldn’t be his first comic book adaptation, having appeared in an episode of HBO Stories from the Tomb and later appeared in director Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin In 2011, he would star in a new superhero movie (or even a TV show) for the first time. I already have a few Marvel characters in mind for Craig to play and I’m staring down at another hero he’s said to be being considered.
Balder the Brave
Justin Kroll from After Deadline tweeted Claims that Daniel Craig was Marvel Studios’ original choice for Mister Fantastic Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (of which artist BossLogic created a cool visual), a new rumor surfaced. Another Twitter account called heavy spoilers claimed he was actually cast in the sequel to play a different character: Balder the Brave.
The Asgardian warrior and Thor’s paternal half-brother, who also almost made it into the first God of Thunder solo film, was rumored to be a member of the Illuminati who would drive Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) to a self-inflicted death before Craig was out of it able to shoot the scenes, prompting John Krasinski to fill in as Reed Richards. Well, as far as I’m concerned, just because Craig allegedly missed the chance to play Balder in this film doesn’t mean the ship has completely sailed.
Believe it or not, Balder the Brave and Mister Fantastic aren’t the only Marvel characters as rumored Daniel Craig makes an appearance on the big screen. According to Trailer Addict back when the Craigs Logan luck Co-star Channing Tatum was still to lead his own X-Men spin-off film as Gambit, he was also in negotiations to star in the film as Mister Sinister.
Originally born Nathaniel Essex in 19th-century London, the evil alpha mutant is capable of everything from shapeshifting to telepathy. When you consider how a X-Men We’re very likely to see a reboot in the MCU, and Craig is already naturally gifted with a British accent, I don’t see why this rumor can’t become a reality at some point, albeit not to Tatum as Gambit.
Daniel Craig’s accent (and of course his nationality) would actually make him an even more suitable candidate to play another superhero whose eventual MCU debut has been much-anticipated, named Captain Britain. The costumed alter ego of physicist Brian Braddock – having gained superhuman abilities like enhanced strength, enhanced senses and even the ability to fly – may sound like the British answer to Captain America.
However, the fact that his powers come from a mystical amulet given to him by the legendary wizard Merlin certainly helps him stand out from the likes of Steve Rogers or even Peggy Carter’s enhanced alternate self known as Captain Carter. The vigilante is actually a fairly desirable character, with other British actors such as Simon Pegg and Orlando Bloom expressing interest, so I’d recommend Craig promoting the role sooner rather than later in case either Balder the Brave or Mister Sinister doesn’t end at least train.
If none of the above three characters work out in the end, there’s another currently unclaimed character from the Marvel Universe that Daniel Craig really would be even better suited to play. While the name “Shortpack” doesn’t sound particularly threatening, believe me when I say don’t let that fool you, because you don’t want to mess with this mysterious, skilled spy for hire who has an otherwise unfortunate mutant ability to close his body shrink but not regrow.
In fact, he would actually have been microscopic now without Professor Charles Xavier teaching him how to telepathically maintain himself at his current 7-inch height. After years of playing James Bond, the most celebrated master of espionage in the history of fiction, Craig would no doubt do so stand upright as a badass version of Shortpack, which would also be the character’s theatrical debut.
Upon reflection, perhaps after playing James Bond for so long, Daniel Craig is ready to retire from espionage entirely and move on to something entirely different, like maybe playing a villain. If that’s the case, maybe we were still on the right track in suggesting he play a mutant, but instead of a more heroic one (or at least one that’s in line with Professor Charles Xavier’s more harmonious philosophies), how about one Placing him on the other side of the debate or even as the face of the debate?
Because I wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel Studios intends to use an entirely new cast when it finally releases its aforementioned long-awaited movie reboot X-Men Ever since filming, I’ve been pondering who I’d like to see play the role of Erik Lehnsherr – better known as Magneto for his ability to manipulate metallic substances. As an actor who has been acclaimed for his experience in various action films, as well as delivering more sophisticated and compelling performances (both of which he achieved in the Bond films), I think Craig is the perfect successor to the role after Sir Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender would .
Who knows? Perhaps John Krasinski’s Reed Richards was just meant to be a cross-dimensional one-off, and Daniel Craig really could be the one playing him in the MCU’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie reboot. Either way, when the actor joins the MCU, I’m sure he’ll leave fans shaken and touched.