Kevin Smith wants to play a character in the MCU’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie. From twentieth Century Fox, the main film based on Marvel’s First Family was released in 2005 starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michale Chiklis as its titular Fantastic Four. The film was enough of a triumph to warrant a continuation, which was released in 2007, captioned Rise of the Silver Surfer, however the series burnt out after that. Fox attempted a Fantastic Four reboot in 2015 starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, however the film was a critical and commercial disaster.
However Kevin Smith as of late admitted he lacks the talent and visual style to coordinate a major MCU blockbuster, he wouldn’t see any problems with playing a small or supporting job if Kevin Feige called him up. During an interview with ET Canada, Smith revealed the kind of character he would be interested in playing: Willie Lumpkin, the mailman that Stan Lee cameoed as in past Fantastic Four movies. Read what Smith had to say beneath:
As we’re heading into Fantastic Four world soon, Willie Lumpkin, the mailman who Stan [Lee] played in the other Fantastic Four movies. That’s a character who doesn’t get into any difficulty. He flies in, conveys the mail. Maybe he gets involved in an adventure anywhere. That’s my speed. On the off chance that Kevin Feige resembled, “We need you to pull a Lumpkin for us,” I would pull a Lumpkin all damn day. Which sounds way dirtier than I meant it. Be that as it may, no saint.
It’s unclear in case Smith was saying he wants to actually portray Lumpkin in the MCU’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie or simply a character like him. Considering that Stan Lee passed away in 2018, Marvel will probably resign the character of Lumpkin to honor the legendary comic book creator rather than recast him. With Lumpkin seemingly off the table, it will be interesting to check whether Smith’s name is involved later on Fantastic Four casting conversation.