Is LL Cool J joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The actor and hip-hop artist certainly wants us to think so. Cool J just took to Twitter to tease his possible involvement in a Marvel Studios feature, writing “I’m so ready for this role in Marvel movie.”
I'm so ready for this role in Marvel movie.— GOAT. (@llcoolj) October 29, 2014
So, how do we take this? It’s strange that Marvel would pull out all of the announcement stops on Phase 3 yesterday and not throw in Cool J’s name. It’s possible that negotiations between Cool J and the studio’s have not finalized yet, but yesterday's annoucements made silence unbearable for the rapper. Or, maybe Cool J is just a big a fan of Marvel as the rest of us, and this his way of asking the studio for a part.
If Cool J does indeed have a spot a Marvel, where would it be? With Captain America: Civil War creating the opportunity to introduce dozens of other, minor heroes to rally for or against the registration act, perhaps Cool J will take on a B-list character to support Captain America or Iron Man’s warring sides. Goliath was a major part of "Civil War" (but only because he died), so maybe that’s where he’s heading.
But with Phase 3 exploring so many new avenues of the Marvel Universe, Cool J could just as likely end up anywhere else. Ant-Man is right around the corner, making Cool J’s involvement a last-minute surprise. Then again, maybe he’ll play an other- worldly creature in Dr. Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Or, perhaps he’ll find home in Wakanda as a supporting star in Black Panther. It goes without saying that it's all a guessing for the moment. Right now, the possibilities (for us, at least) seem endless.
Stay tuned to comicbook.com for future updates on LL Cool J’s involvement at Marvel.