Bryan Cranston Wants in on Some Marvel $$$…Who can blame him?
After earning critical and fan adoration for his turn as the meth-dealing Walter White on AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston told U.K. outlet Metro that he harbors a desire to play a supervillain.
Cranston doesn’t want to play an existing comic-book baddie, though — he wants to ‘create one from scratch.’
‘I don’t know what I would do, but it would be nasty,’ Cranston said of the villain he would invent.
Based on Marvel’s packed film and TV slates, Cranston should have plenty of opportunities to get in the superhero game. The studio recently announced new release dates for upcoming films ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel.’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will bow in theaters May 6, 2016.
Cranston’s upcoming credits include ‘Get a Job,’ ‘In Dubious Battle’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda 3.’ He was last seen in 2014 monster pic ‘Godzilla’ opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. ‘Breaking Bad’ ran on AMC from 2008-2013.
Cranston was also nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. His role in Breaking Bad also earned him five Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four wins and five Saturn Award nominations with two wins. In June 2014, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way on Broadway. He will reprise his role in the upcoming HBO television film of the same name.
Cranston has directed episodes of various television series, including seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, three episodes of Breaking Bad, two episodes of Modern Family and one episode of The Office. He also appeared in supporting roles in several acclaimed films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012) and Godzilla (2014). In 2015, Cranston, together with David Shore, executive produced and wrote the story for the Amazon.com original crime drama Sneaky Pete, which premiered on August 7.