Denzel Washington has lengthy since secured legendary standing as one of many best actors to ever grace the massive display, and even at 65 years outdated he stays probably the most constant names within the enterprise that hardly ever lends his skills to a nasty film. He’s additionally one of many only a few stars within the brand-focused period we dwell in that may promote virtually any venture to audiences primarily based on his presence alone.
Whereas the two-time Academy Award winner isn’t any stranger to the motion style, he’s by no means been within the franchise enterprise, with The Equalizer 2 marking the primary and thus far solely sequel of his profession. In the meantime, he’s additionally averted comedian ebook motion pictures totally except 2013’s largely forgotten 2 Weapons.
Nonetheless, after beforehand refusing to rule out starring in a superhero blockbuster, we’re now listening to that he’s being eyed for a villainous function within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whereas earlier rumors had linked him to Magneto, from our understanding, the X-Males villain appears like he’ll find yourself being performed by Breaking Dangerous‘s Giancarlo Esposito as an alternative.
As such, our sources – the identical ones who informed us Han would return in Quick & Livid 9 and an Extraction sequel is within the works, each of which have been right – now say that Washington is as an alternative being eyed for Diamondback. That isn’t the one function he’s being checked out for, however both approach, Marvel are mentioned to be eager to have the actor concerned with the franchise.
After all, Diamondback beforehand appeared in Netflix’s Luke Cage, though the character’s comedian ebook historical past has seen him go up in opposition to all the Defenders at varied factors, in addition to different heroes like Spider-Man. Whereas it isn’t clear the place precisely within the MCU he would possibly flip up, if the chance arises for Marvel to solid a star of Denzel Washington‘s magnitude in any of their upcoming motion pictures, then they’d be silly to not attempt to seize it with each fingers.