There Is a Role For Bob Odenkirk in MCU Despite Him Claiming Not Being ‘Built’ for Superhero Genre
Bob Odenkirk would be the perfect pick to play the character Marvel needs more than ever right now.
However, the actor once commented about not being "built" for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I'm built for characters that make you feel like that guy could live next door," Odenkirk added.
But is it a problem? Fans say not really.
Yes, Odenkirk expressed that he feels more suited for roles that are grounded and relatable, like the characters he's portrayed in the past. But isn't Marvel filled with characters that are grounded and relatable? Think about it. Not every character in the MCU is a god from another realm or a billionaire with a suit of armor.
So, which role would be most suitable for Bob Odenkirk? A Reddit user proposed an interesting idea of Bob Odenkirk playing Phil Sheldon.
For those unfamiliar, Phil Sheldon is a journalist in the Marvel comic books who has witnessed the rise of superheroes from the very beginning. He's not a superhero.
He's an everyman, trying to make sense of a world rapidly changing with the emergence of super humans. Sounds like a character that could live next door, right?
Reddit users seemed to be on board with the idea. Some imagined it as a stand-alone film that could even be Oscar-worthy. Others felt that an adaptation of this character’s story would be a fresh perspective, focusing on the human side of the superhero narrative.
Phil Sheldon has witnessed battles between iconic characters like the Human Torch and Namor. He's seen the world change with the introduction of teams like the Fantastic Four and the Avengers. Through all this, Sheldon remains a human lens, giving us a regular person's take on all these mind-blowing events.
Considering how good Odenkirk is at playing deep, relatable characters, he seems like a great match for Phil Sheldon. With these kinds of projects, the MCU has a chance to break free from the problems of its recent movies and TV shows.