Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’, has crafted quite a relationship with Disney ever since his musical’s popularity started to skyrocket. He contributed a song to the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ soundtrack, contributed heavily to the soundtrack of ‘Moana,’ will be playing Jack, one of the main characters of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (due in 2018), is working on another untitled animated film and is involved in the upcoming live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’.
But is he interested in working with Disney’s other subsidiary, Marvel Studios?
It sounds like it!
Miranda recently recorded an interview for the podcast ‘Meet The Movie Press’. The host of that podcast, Simon Thompson teased the interview with Miranda, saying:
“He (Miranda) is a big fan of Marvel. And there is one particular character that he would actually like to play. It’s Carnage. He said if Disney and Marvel were looking at doing a Maximum Carnage movie or bringing Carnage in (the MCU) as a character, he wants to be Carnage. Genuinely as a fan, he would love to play Carnage. That’s a goal of his.”
That’s an intriguing choice, considering that Carnage is one of the more modern villains in Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery. The villain in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is The Vulture, a character that first appeared in comic book form in 1963. Carnage debuted in 1992, nearly 30 years later.
But then again, anything is possible and obviously Venom, who debuted in 1988, has already appeared on film in ‘Spider-Man 3’.
Once upon a time, of course, Miranda playing Carnage for Marvel would have been impossible, because the film rights to the character were held by Sony. But the recent agreement to share the Spider-Man characters makes this entirely possible.
Would you like to see Carnage fast-tracked to the movies, in order to snag Miranda? Or should they stick to older, more iconic characters?
Source: MCU Exchange