Wait! Is Jeff Goldblum Joining a Superhero Movie?

     April 22, 2016

Jeff Goldblum appeared in the original Jurassic Park films and now he’s a part of the cinematic universe of Independence Day, which is getting ready to release a sequel. One could also argue that he’s part of the Wes Anderson cinematic universe, being that he’s a frequent guest of the filmmaker’s works. But now, in what could quite possibly be the best thing to ever happen, the actor might actually hop aboard the superhero movie bandwagon.

During an interview with MTV News, Josh Horowitz asked Goldblum if he would appear in a superhero movie. “I can say very little right now,” the actor replied. “But you might be onto something.”


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The question is, which superhero movie?

Some of the unexpected casting choices in the world of Marvel have been Martin Freeman (playing Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War), Oscar nominee Daniel Bruhl (Zemo), William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross), and Jeff Bridges (Obadiah Stane in Iron Man). For the DCEU, we’re already seeing J.K. Simmons (Commissioner James Gordon) joining his fellow Spider-Man cast member Willem Dafoe in Justice League: Part One. Plus, if you ask me, Ben Affleck was pretty unexpected for Batman. And let’s not forget Fox’s X-Men franchise, which has  similarly smart choices, like Sophie Turner (Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse), Dan Stevens (in FX’s Legion pilot), and Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past).

Which of these do you think would best fit Goldblum’s sensibilities and charismatic personality? Goldblum’s only other project at the moment is a voice role in an upcoming Anderson film, so he has plenty of time to tackle such a blockbuster extravaganza.

Following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the next superhero movie on the docket is Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5th. Elsewhere, Goldblum can be seen reprising his role of David Levinson in Independence Day: Resurgence on June 24.

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