Jamie Dornan is stepping to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Dornan recently met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige for a role. In an interview with NYT, Dornan opens about the movies he covets, and he has met with the Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about donning a cape and tights. “I’m more ambitious than I’ve ever let on before,” Dornan said. Part of it is becoming a parent. “It’s like a necessity to deliver and provide, very caveman-esque: I must succeed for these precious little people. Also, since my dad died, it’s lit this extra fire within me, this extra burner of wanting to succeed.”
Dornan is attempting and has been for some time (even before “The Fall,” he auditioned for the role of Superman, which he lost to Henry Cavill). Getting a superhero part now would allow him to return to franchise films as an established actor who has proven what he can do, rather than as a novice looking for a foothold. And he knows it exists because Robert Pattinson has walked it, transitioning from “Twilight” heartthrob to indie-film star with such grace that he looped back around and won the main role in next year’s “The Batman.”
In a new interview with British GQ, the 39-year-old actor shared that while he expected a fair amount of backlash about the movies, he was still taken aback by how much negativity there was.
“There’s nothing like Fifty Shades in terms of, it was based on books and we were staying very close to these books. These books were loved by fandom. Really loved, obsessively loved, and despised by every critic,” Jamie explained. “Real critics hated the books.”
He said, “You know that you’re going to have these movies that are for the fans, that the fans are going to love, that is gonna make a ton of money. But you know that the critics will be just you know licking their lips and that’s exactly what happened. And we knew that was going to happen so you’re watching that play out and at times that’s f—–g difficult.”
Jamie will soon appear in an upcoming Marvel film.