The broadway show Hamilton has had great success over the past two years, and it’s allowed many of the people involved with it to take career leaps and get into high-end Hollywood acting. The show’s creator himself, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has worked on Disney’s newly released Moana, as well as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and he will be one of the main characters in 2018’s Marry Poppins Returns. In the latest episode of Meet The Movie Press, it was revealed that Miranda also wants to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and he already seems to have a very specific role in mind.
“He 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,” co-host Simon Thompson explained. “Genuinely as a fan, he would love to play Carnage. That’s a goal of his.”
Actors from virtually every genre constantly express their desire to join the MCU; after all, it is the most successful cinematic franchise of all time and very lucrative. However, Disney does prefer to work with people they’ve worked with before, and since Miranda has collaborated with the studio on numerous projects, his chances are sure to be a lot better than most other people’s.
The question, however, is if there are any plans at Marvel Studios to bring Carnage into the MCU. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Carnage is the combination of an alien symbiote (much like Venom) and human Cletus Kasady. He has no sense of morality whatsoever and is usually used as a villain for Spider-Man. The human component of Venom (Flash Thompson) is already confirmed to be featured in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, but there have been no official talks or rumors surrounding Carnage.