Acclaimed actor Jon Hamm, renowned for his leading role in "Mad Men" and his recent appearance in "Top Gun: Maverick," has expressed his eagerness to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Hamm shared insights into his long-standing admiration for Marvel Comics and his aspirations to be a part of the MCU.
Speaking candidly, Hamm revealed, "I've been a fan of Marvel Comics and comics in general since I was probably in single digits." His passion for the genre is evident, as he expressed his enthusiasm for the multitude of stories within the Marvel realm that have yet to be brought to the big screen.
"There are tons of stories that I'm familiar with, at least, that are still out there to be told," he stated, highlighting the expansive narrative potential of the Marvel universe. Hamm's interest in joining the MCU extends to the upcoming inclusion of the X-Men.
"Hopefully, whatever their plans are, they include me," he remarked, indicating his readiness to take on a role in this new phase. Despite acknowledging the vast pool of talent the MCU can draw from, Hamm remains hopeful about his chances.
"If not, I know that they have a pretty deep bench of folks that are ready to be a part of those stories," he added.
Hamm's Marvel Aspirations
In discussing specific Marvel properties, Hamm mentioned his interest in the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, particularly noting the character of Doctor Doom.
His diverse interests within the Marvel world suggest a wide range of potential roles he could play. Away from the superhero realm, Hamm is keeping busy with other significant projects. He has teamed up with producer Shawn Ryan for a live-action television series adaptation of the podcast "American Hostage," where he will reprise his role from the audio series.
Additionally, Hamm is set to star in and executive produce "Grimsburg," an animated detective series for Fox. As Jon Hamm continues to leave his mark in Hollywood, his potential involvement in the MCU is a tantalizing prospect for fans of both the actor and the Marvel franchise.
His genuine enthusiasm and lifelong fandom make him a compelling candidate for a future role in the ever-expanding Marvel universe.