At the end of May, Christopher McDonald, known for his work on “Happy Gilmore” and “The Iron Giant”, joined the cast of “Secret Invasion”, a new series from Marvel and Disney +.
However, no details were revealed about his role, only that he was a newly created character and could participate in other MCU projects.
According to the Comic Book, several rumors have suggested that the star will bring Norman Osborn, who will become the villainous Green Goblin in the comics, to life.
During an interview with YouTube channel The Movie Dweeb, the star was asked about it and made a secret, saying:
“I don’t know anything, I can’t say anything. I signed a restriction agreement, so I can’t comment on anything other than being confirmed on the show.
Changing the subject, McDonald’s revealed his reaction when he got a call from his agent to take part in the series:
“It was a fun call. My agent and manager called me and said, “Chris, are you sitting down? And I said, ‘I’m in my car on the way home.’ – Yeah, maybe you want to stop. And I said, ‘Wow, what’s going on?’ They told me about the invitation and how Kevin Feige was looking forward to working with me… I was like, “Wow! This is the answer to my prayers because the MCU is at the top of the podium in Hollywood ”.
“Acting in the MCU is an actor’s dream like me. So I’m going to London and the shoot should be in a month, if not a month and a half.
With filming set to take place soon, updates on the McDonald’s character shouldn’t be long.
Recall that he already played a satirical version of Norman Osborn in ‘Superhero – The Movie’, a comedy with Drake Bell in 2008.
Scheduled for release in 2022, “Secret Invasion” also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman and Kingsley Ben-Adir and Christopher McDonald are also part of the cast.
Remember that Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim were hired to take charge of the episodes. Bezucha is best known for directing the dramas “Back to Paradise” (2018) and “Let him go”; Selim, in turn, was responsible for the drama miniseries “The Looming Tower” in 2018, as well as overseeing some episodes of “Criminal Minds” and “Manhunt”.
In an interview with Collider, Marvel President Kevin Feige explained why he decided to turn the work into a series rather than a movie.
“We’re interested in the political paranoid aspect of Secret Invasion and really showing off the space with our stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, two incredible actors that you’ll want to have in any show, and we’re very lucky them.” with us. That’s sort of the main focus of this and of course it’s going to connect with other things and Skrulls in a way you’ve never seen before. But we wanted to do this as a series because it would allow us to do something different than what we’ve done before. “
It’ll be exciting to see this huge comic book event unfold over six episodes, rather than being reduced to a two-hour movie.
“Just as all humans are not bad, not all humans are good. I think the Skrulls probably have the same range of morals among them, ”Kevin Feige said in an interview with ComicBook in 2019.“ When they get the chance to use their abilities, it’s probably very tempting. It’s interesting to present this concept and see where it takes us.
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