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‘You Better Hurry Up’: Michael B. Jordan Says He Wants Denzel Washington to Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Michael B. Jordan is interested in continuing to work on the big screen with Denzel Washington.

Washington and Jordan recently collaborated on the romantic drama film “A Journal for Jordan” about a deployed sergeant who writes a journal for his son back home. The film stars Jordan as the main character while Washington takes a behind-the-scenes role as director.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 09: Michael B. Jordan and Denzel Washington attend the world premiere of “A Journal For Jordan” at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

During a December interview about the film, Jordan was asked if he would like Washington to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe team. “Yes! No hesitation,” he responded. Without giving any hints away as to how he may bring Washington aboard, Jordan continued, “I actually got some things in mind…. But yeah!”

As for whether Washington would even be interested to play a character in a world full of superheroes, the “Remember the Titans” star didn’t confirm or deny the possibility. Speaking to Jordan, he said, “Uh oh, you better hurry” with a laugh. Laughing back, Jordan responded, “ I know!! But I got you. I got some ideas for that!”

Jordan ended his response to the original question by saying, “After I finish ‘Creed III.’ You know what I’m saying? Once I finish that project my mind can wander on other creative things.”

The 34-year-old has taken part in two Marvel projects so far. He played the antagonist, Erik Killmonger, in the Ryan Coogler-directed film “Black Panther” in 2018. Jordan reprised the role via voiceover for the animated version of Killmonger in the Disney+ series “What If.”

Washington recently spoke with “Entertainment Tonight” about his film “Tragedy of Macbeth” and talked about roles he may be interested to play in the future.

“I’m about the challenges. At this point, like the character, I’m in the yellow leaf of my career. To be quite honest, looking to do other things. So as far as acting, it’s gonna have to be an extreme challenge for me to be interested. I’ve been talking to one or two of the top directors in the business, and we’re talking about maybe doing something. There’s not that much left for me to do as actor.”


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