Jack Black wants to play either Kingpin or the Thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked if there was any character he’d particularly like to play in the MCU, Black told Screen Rant in a recent interview that The Thing would be a fun role, or perhaps even Kingpin.
Black was asked which character he would like to play, to which he responded, “No. No one’s coming to mind. Oh, it’d be fun to play like an evil dude, like the Kingpin. Yeah. I don’t know. Maybe the Thing? It’d be rad to be that rock dude from the Fantastic Four.”
Superhero fans are no stranger to the characters Kingpin and the Thing. Kingpin is often an enemy of Spider-Man and Daredevil, while the Thing is one of the four members in the Fantastic Four. Kingpin has appeared on the big and small screens before with Kingpin being played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 Daredevil movie and by Vincent D’Onofrio in the 2015 Daredevil Netflix series. The Thing, on the other hand, has stayed mostly in movies, with Michael Chiklis playing the character in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, with Jamie Bell taking on the role 10 years later in the critically panned Fantastic Four movie. Both Kingpin and the Thing are well-known characters, and Black wants to play one of them.
Black is mostly known for his comedic roles, but that background hasn’t stopped other actors from joining the MCU in the past. That being said, fans might not be too pleased to see Black take on the role of Kingpin since he is such a serious character. The Thing is a bit more lighthearted, so fans might be a little more receptive to him playing a member of the Fantastic Four. That being said, Black was likely just joking rather than actively pursuing one of the characters.
Following Disney’s purchase of Fox, the Fantastic Four are in development for entering the MCU, however, we just don’t know when or who will play the characters.