The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a breeding ground for up and coming talent. It's made actors like Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and Chris Pratt both household names and flat out movie stars. The early phases of the MCU used to cast lesser known actors in big time roles (probably for money reasons), but now that it's become one of the most successful franchises ever, even top A-Listers are looking to join in on the fun. Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kurt Russell are just some of the high-caliber talent that have or will be in Marvel films, and now Woody Harrelson is looking to join this list.
Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo sat down with Collider to promote Now You See Me 2. Ruffalo was already asked about his upcoming role in Thor: Ragnarok and, not to be left out, Harrelson was asked if he would ever join the MCU or any superhero franchise. Harrelson already has one massive franchise under his belt in The Hunger Games, but he was definitely interested in boarding the Marvel train.
Big interest. In fact, I would love to be a part of that Marvel universe.
And why wouldn't he? Everybody always looks like they have a great time when they make those movies. When Woody Harrelson gave his answer, Mark Ruffalo gently whispered, "Aquaman." As much as I would spend most/all of my money to see a Woody Harrelson-ized Aquaman, that role as already been snatched up by Jason Momoa.
Woody Harrelson went on to elaborate that he watched Deadpool on an airplane (definitely not an awkward place to watch that movie) and thought it was excellent and that he could be a part of something like that. Deadpool's not a part of the MCU, but it'd still be cool to see Harrelson join either franchise. He also pointed out that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Deadpool, wrote 2009's Zombieland, which Harrelson starred in as the zombie killing cowboy Tallahassee. Coincidentally, his Now You See Me 2 co-star, Jesse Eisenberg, also starred in Zombieland. It's all connected.
It might not be a Marvel movie, but Woody Harrelson can next be seen in the magic based thriller sequel, Now You See Me 2, which is out in theaters right now. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the film also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Daniel Radcliffe.