The comedic actor crossed over into the action genre with Nobody, but feels that that would be the extent of action for him.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe cast a net on a wide variety of actors. Many of whom you wouldn’t think would ever be interested in a comic book movie. There is even an example of a serious actor downplaying their relevance before actually taking on a project in the very universe, with Ethan Hawke appearing in the Moon Knight series on Disney+. In a similar fashion, no one would ever think a comedic actor like Bob Odenkirk could ever play a badass action star, but the Better Call Saul star switched things up when starring in Nobody as a seemingly normal man with a shady past and a special set of skills. Nobody would have Odenkirk doing action designed from the John Wick stunt production team at 87eleven Entertainment.
However, even Odenkirk would rule out starring in a movie for the MCU. According to Deadline, Odenkirk recently said in an interview that he doesn’t think he’s built for such films. “I always like to keep things grounded, relatable, and smaller. I don’t think I’m built for that world. I’m built for characters that make you feel like that guy could live next door,” Odenkirk recently said. Although he’s played an action character in Nodody, Odenkirk insists that his character, Hutch, stays in line with his philosophy, “[Hutch] is still a family man, but his relationship to violence is different. He’s changed, but he’s still got a long way to go to find real balance in how he’s living his life. I care about this more than you could imagine. You’d think it’s the personal story of my life, and not an action-genre movie.”
Don’t count him out on the action franchise, though. Odenkirk is set to return in a sequel and has expressed interest in doing similarly physical projects after taking on the task of being in Nobody. The Lucky Hank actor adds, “I was very surprised by Nobody. I had initiated that project because I had a feeling that the character I was developing in Better Call Saul was the kind of character you see in an action film. He has earnest desires and he was willing to sacrifice himself…I still train multiple times a week and if I get my way you’re going to see me doing more action. I found the action sequences a great deal of fun and close to doing sketch comedy…I love the early Jackie Chan films which had humor in them. I’d like to get that in the future.”
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/bob-odenkirk-doesnt-think-hes-built-to-star-in-a-movie-for-the-mcu/