Exclusive: Tom Cruise In Advance Talks To Join Marvel In Major Role

We've exclusively learned that Tom Cruise is in talks with Marvel for a big part.

By Faith McKay | Published

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Tom Cruise is a high-profile Hollywood figure. If a studio is lucky enough to get him on the phone, they likely don’t want to waste that opportunity. These days, what kind of roles does Tom Cruise like? Ones that are full of action-heavy stunt work that allow him to push himself physically. He has also been a fan of franchises and big roles that put him at the center of things. Now, he may have found the next place where he can really shine. A trusted and proven inside source for Giant Freakin Robot has shared that Tom Cruise is in talks to join Marvel in a big role.

A lot of big stars that join Marvel aren’t interested in being center stage. Angelina Jolie joined Eternals, but she’s been pretty clear that audiences won’t be seeing her character, Thena, in a solo movie. That isn’t the case in talks with Tom Cruise so far. He’s looking at taking on a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While our source was able to confirm with us that the part is big, they couldn’t confirm the specific role he’s discussing with Marvel.

Looking ahead at Marvel’s schedule, of course, there is Fantastic Four, which is reportedly still looking for actors. Reed Richards is going to be a major role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’ll be an important figure in the Fantastic Four film itself. He’ll also likely have a substantial impact on other Marvel movies once he’s established.

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One way that we’ll see Reed Richards involved in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe may be through his relationship with Kang the Conqueror. If Tom Cruise takes on this role, we could see him interacting with Kang in any other Marvel movie that comes up. While the movies often diverge from the comic’s lore, in the comics, it’s hinted that Kang may be the son of Reed Richards. Right now, we know that Jonathan Majors has been cast as Kang. Audiences saw him in Loki on Disney+. His character is set to be the villain Ant-Man 3. Kang is going to be a major player moving forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is expected to be a main villain soon.

With Kang’s close ties to Reed Richards, it will make sense for Richards to turn into a big player across the Marvel Universe, possibly in a fight against Kang. They’re going to need the right actor for that kind of role. Someone not afraid of stunt work, someone charismatic who can win over audiences, and someone willing to take on a big role in a franchise. Someone like Tom Cruise?

This is only speculation. What we know is that Tom Cruise is talking to Marvel about a part, and that it won’t be a small role. This could mean big things for the franchise moving forward, so it will be interesting to see what he decides to take on with Marvel as he moves ahead. It’s safe to say that at this point, Tom Cruise isn’t slowing down in his career.

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