With production of Lucifer set to end this fall, a couple of stars are already looking ahead and shopping their resumes, hoping Marvel Studios will come calling.
D.B. Woodside, who plays Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel, has his eye specifically on the reboot of the X-Men movies.
Yesterday he tweeted Marvel Studios and put in a good word for himself and co-star Lesley Ann Brandt:
“Dear @MarvelStudios I heard that you’re recasting the X-men franchise. @LesleyAnnBrandt and I will be free and available January 2020.”
— DB Woodside (@dbwofficial) July 23, 2019
D.B.’s twitter bio now includes an impressive list of the shows he’s been on : 24, Buffy, The Temptations, Parenthood, Single Ladies, Suits, & Lucifer.
If playing the devil’s brother for five seasons isn’t impressive enough, though, what is?
Lesley-Ann was quick to reply to D.B.’s tweet.
“Awe man. I love you bro.”
Awe man. I love you bro. https://t.co/Jg6inG0vmv
— ?Lesley-Ann Brandt (@LesleyAnnBrandt) July 23, 2019
No word yet from Marvel executives, but the fan reaction to the idea was all positive:
Oh hell yes!!!!!!!
— Diana Lehotsky (@DianaLehotsky) July 23, 2019
— k9icu (@k9icu) July 23, 2019
That would be absolutely fantastic. Hear that @MarvelStudios. Two fantastic actors. I will definitely become a fan of Marvel then. ???
— Wanda #LuciferOnNetflix #TheDarkRoad (@wanbas_ann) July 23, 2019
Omg!!!! Lesley Ann as Storm!! Would be perfect!!
— Andi Polgar ?? (@andipolgar) July 23, 2019
— Caroline (@CarolineRaby) July 23, 2019
Please @MarvelStudios do it!!!
— ???? (@alwaysstrog) July 23, 2019
Lesley-Ann for Storm!
— Ellie (@StillJuliette) July 23, 2019
I even have nice role for You,DB
have You ever heard about Lucas Bishop?
I’d choose Blade but he is already cast as far as I know
— Jakub Złomańczuk (@zlomanczuk_kuba) July 23, 2019
OMG I would love to see you guys in the Marvel universe!! ❤️❤️
— Erika Martin (@FortressCollect) July 23, 2019
Now this would be an x men movie I’d wanna see!
— CliffDekdebrunArtist (@cliftifer) July 23, 2019
Yes, you will be perfect in the MCU ! Marvel take these two badass in your x-men franchise. ? But we need you the 15th and 16th February 2020 at the Straight Outta Hell Convention (#SOHC) in Paris, don’t forget us ??
— ConventionLucifer Insta (@ConvLuLuInsta) July 23, 2019
THIS IS WHAT WE DESERVE MARVEL
— ???????? | 3 (@scruffystarks) July 23, 2019
You both would be so kick-ass!!! Rooting for you!!
— SarahStresman #LuciferSaved (@SStresman) July 23, 2019
I WOULD KILL FOR THIS
— ✧jess loves joe✧ (@classydecker) July 23, 2019
Lesley as Storm please and thank you. DB as literally anyone, he’ll smash it.
— Philippa (@firefly827347) July 23, 2019
— Missy Cronin (@MissyCronin) July 23, 2019
Please talk to your agents and get those auditions! I want you and Leslie in the X-Men!
— BexBlue (@BeckyPonsetto) July 23, 2019
This isn’t the first time D.B. has made the pitch to be a superhero.
Back in 2016, he wore a Green Lantern shirt during his appearance at Comic-Con International.
Ultimately, D.B. did not get cast in Green Lantern Corps (set for release next summer) but his passion for the genre hasn’t stopped.
“I grew up as a comic-book guy, so I love these characters,” said Woodside. “We’re living in a superhero bubble right now that I am hoping will never burst.”
The dust has only just settled on the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con last weekend, with Kevin Feige officially confirming for the first time that movies based on the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are in active development.
Everybody knew this was going to happen the minute Disney acquired the rights to the characters as part of the 20th Century Fox deal.
While it was a foregone conclusion that both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men would be making their way into the MCU at some point in the near future, this is the first time it’s been acknowledged so overtly.
The Fantastic Four haven’t had the best of luck on the big screen, but if anyone can get the characters right, it’s Marvel Studios.
As for the X-Men, Dark Phoenix brought Fox’s time at the helm of the franchise to a disappointing end, with the future of the long-delayed New Mutants still in doubt.
There’s already been twelve X-Men movies since the year 2000, and the speculation about Deadpool 3 isn’t going away either, so it might be best if the MCU waited a while before reintroducing the property to audiences.
But D.B. and Lesley-Ann are ready to go!
As Tom Ellis searches for life after Lucifer, perhaps as a future James Bond, other cast members will be busy doing the same thing in the months ahead.