Many exciting stars have been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the years. With the franchise expanding both the television and theatrical realms, the possibilities for surprising cast members are constantly expanding. As such, fans are always delighted to know when another big star has been attached to a MCU project. Well, it’s now being reported that actor Jason Statham has now joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This report comes via GFR, however they were not able to verify exactly which character Jason Statham could be playing. Although they did have one suggestion that would make sense. In particular, they believe he could be playing the character Union Jack.
Here’s what they had to say:
“Our strongest guess for Jason Statham in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that he might be playing Union Jack. There have been several different characters of that name in the comics; Union Jack has consistently been portrayed as kind of a cross between Batman and James Bond.”
They continued to explain the character:
“He is a non-superpowered, British secret agent who originally began his service to the Crown in World War I. Union Jack has actually briefly appeared in the MCU already; the first version of the character, James Montgomery Falsworth was played by JJ Feild in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger as part of Steve Rogers’ WWII-era Howling Commandos.”
If that wasn’t enough, they explained the current comic book version of the character and how it compares to Jason Statham.
“The current comic book version of Union Jack is named Joseph Chapman. Unlike his aristocratic predecessors, Chapman has a working-class background along with his martial arts skills that would match Statham’s on-screen vibe pretty neatly.”
Of course, he could still be a different character entirely. The possibilities are open for superheroes, supervillains, government agents, and even completely original characters. As such, it’ll be interesting to see what comes of this development.