We’ve been told by sources close to Marvel that Dan Stevens is in talks to join the MCU, although, it won’t be to play Legion. Stevens played Legion in the FX TV show and he was brilliant in the role.
However, according to our sources, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have another role in mind for the British actor. We’re being told by our sources that it could be a villain role, which would suit Stevens perfectly if you ask me.
Legion is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best Marvel TV shows ever made. It’s really different to anything else we’ve seen from Marvel’s output on the big or small screen.
Dan Stevens in talks to join the MCU, possibly as a villain
Here’s what we were told by one of our sources regarding Dan Stevens being in talks with Marvel Studios for a role in the MCU:
Dan [Stevens] and Marvel are currently deep in discussions. It’s for a role in the MCU – the movies – and it could be a villain.
We were then contacted by a second source who corroborated the information and added the following:
Stevens is in talks with Marvel. Kevin Feige is super excited to bring him into the Marvel family. I’m hearing it’s for a villain role – not Legion.
Stevens will not be playing Legion
Dan Stevens, as far as I’m concerned, is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. If you’ve watched Legion, then you’ll understand what I mean. He’s just so good in that show.
The show was developed by Noah Hawley and was really something special. However, it might have been just a bit too strange for regular Marvel movie and TV show viewers. It was pretty strange.
Personally, I love the idea of seeing Stevens play a villain in the MCU. I think he’d be a perfect fit for so many Marvel characters. However, it sounds like Feige has a very particular role in mind for the British actor.
Marvel Studios and Feige very keen on bringing Stevens into the Marvel Cinematic Universe
If you’ve seen the likes of The Guest, Apostle, Beauty And The Beast and even the recent Eurovision movie on Netflix, then you’ll know how good an actor Stevens is. It’s a shame that he won’t be getting to play Legion again.
He was just so good in that role, and again, the show was really very special. As for who he could be playing in the MCU, I think he’d be a perfect choice for Doctor Doom. However, there are a whole host of other Marvel characters he’d be perfect for.
I do love the idea of Stevens playing a villain. Let me know which Marvel villain you think he’d be a good fit for? I have contacted Marvel Studios and Disney for comment, but they declined. I’ll let you know if anything changes.
What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Dan Stevens join the MCU, and who do you think he should play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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