The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to increase with the discharge of each new Marvel-based superhero film, and meaning the roster of actors continues to develop, as nicely. The MCU has thrived on some notably off-kilter casting selections over the course of the final decade, and now a weird outsider has formally thrown his hat into the ring to signal on for an Avengers blockbuster. Particularly, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal needs in on a Marvel film, and he needs to finest Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in fight. Whereas discussing this chance, Shaq mentioned:
I might like to be in one of many Avengers motion pictures. I wish to kick Robert Downey Jr.’s ass.
So there you’ve it. Shaquille O’Neal not solely needs to look in an Avengers film, however he additionally needs to make use of that chance to “kick Robert Downey Jr.’s ass.” This would appear to counsel that he would not simply wish to cameo like Elon Musk in Iron Man 2 or Invoice Maher in Iron Man 3. He needs a job that can instantly provide him the prospect to battle one among Marvel’s most beloved icons.
That mentioned, showing in a Marvel Cinematic Universe outing is not the one alternative that Shaq appears keen to leap into within the close to future. Elsewhere in his dialogue with EW about the opportunity of kicking some Iron ass, the basketball icon equally defined that he could be keen to dive again into the worlds of Metal and Kazaam, as nicely.
Actually, Metal arguably looks as if a very thrilling position for Shaq to return to, given the similarities he shares with Iron Man, regardless of the previous’s standing as a DC character.
To some, it might seem to be a weird request for Shaq to wish to play a component within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having mentioned that, it is also price remembering how among the impossible selections have become among the most intriguing and thrilling roles within the larger MCU. Earlier than the discharge of Iron Man again in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. hadn’t been a big-ticket merchandise in a scorching minute, and Chris Pratt was the smooth and lovable Andy Dwyer earlier than remodeling himself into Star-Lord for Guardians of the Galaxy. Comedian ebook motion pictures can essentially change how we view performers, so (if given the fitting position to work with), Shaq might make a comic book ebook character work.
Solely time will inform if Kevin Feige and the oldsters over at Marvel Studios will ever attain out to Shaq to play a component within the MCU, or if that position will contain him participating in some fisticuffs with Tony Stark. Till we study extra about this chance, you may catch Iron Man later this yr when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on Could four.