Exclusive: Adam Driver In Talks To Join Marvel Universe

By Faith McKay | 3 months ago

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Actors often become known for types of movies. There are those who go for small, indie roles. There are comedic actors like Adam Sandler. Then there are the dramatic films looking for Academy Award nominations, often considered the more serious types of roles. Today, we also have the big blockbuster franchise movies, like those from Marvel and Star Wars. Adam Driver is one of the rare actors who has won over audiences in movies that fit into a wide variety of categories. He’s been nominated for Best Actor in Marriage Story. He’s won over audiences as Kylo Ren in Star Wars. In 2021, he released three dramatic films with Annette, The Last Duel, and House of Gucci. Now, we’re hearing that he is considering getting back to working with a major franchise. A trusted and proven inside source for Giant Freakin Robot has shared that Adam Driver is in talks with Marvel.

Adam Driver has a passionate fan base who have already fan cast him in a lot of roles for Marvel, so we know that everyone is going to want to know what role he will take on. Us, too. However, what we can report is that our source learned the actor is in talks with Marvel. That doesn’t mean he’s committed to a part yet, so for now, it’s anyone’s guess what role he may take on. Still, this is exciting news. Adam Driver is a great actor, known for being a little offbeat, and for taking on big roles and making them his own.

A popular fan casting choice for Adam Driver is Marvel’s Doctor Doom. It’s easy to see why. Adam Driver got to play a complicated villain-type in Star Wars. It would be interesting to see him take on someone in a more powerful and dark villain role. With Kang the Conqueror introduced to Marvel in Loki, everyone’s waiting to see when Doctor Doom will show up. The two have faced off in the comics. A villain showdown would be a great thing to introduce in a post-Thanos world. Could Adam Driver be Marvel’s pick?

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There have been other popular choices for Doctor Doom as well, many of them taking very different casting routes. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is one who would offer a particular kind of menace that would be great to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s going to be interesting to see how Marvel handles the Doctor Doom casting. With fans talking about that one a fair amount, it’s hard to imagine that role isn’t at least coming up during their talks.

Other interesting choices for a Marvel role for Adam Driver could be Silver Surfer, or as FandomWire pointed out, The Thing. It seems like Driver is an actor who enjoys a unique challenge. Playing a character with a hard rock exterior and making him vulnerable and interesting seems like the kind of challenge he’d be up for. The Fantastic Four movie is coming, so that is definitely a character on the table.

Will Marvel find the right role to offer Adam Driver? Is he ready to sign back on for a major franchise, will all the publicity that entails? Is he going to lean toward a full-throttle villain, or will he want to play a hero? Hopefully, these talks work out so we can find out the answers soon.