You’re one of the folks associated with X-Men Origins: Wolverine who has had a sense of humor about it in subsequent years and of course you’ve gotten a chance to redeem yourself in the Marvel world with Doctor Strange. Is there another Marvel role that you would love to take on?
I mean, it’s a funny thing because you get asked these questions and the truth is as soon as you put it out into the public that you want this part in a Marvel movie or DC thing and all the rest of it, people are ready to just jump all over you and tear you to pieces, but you know, whatever, here we go, you ready?
I think I would love, and I think I would do a great version of, the Punisher. I think that would suit me down to [the] ground, because it’s a character that’s been played quite a few times now and of course, Jon Bernthal has done a fantastic job, but that was always one where I thought, you know, I could see myself playing that, with the look, but also the intensity of the character and the brutality. And I don’t know, I kind of like characters like that anyway. Spider-Man was always my guy growing up. I loved those comic books as a kid. I grew up on those comic books.
The Punisher made his first appearance in a Spider-Man comic, so there’s a connection there.
There you go. Maybe I even read it. Because my grandmother would buy me these comic books and every weekend we would go to her house and there’d always be a new Marvel comic, mostly Spider-Man, but sometimes we’d have Thor or the Hulk or the Punisher or Daredevil and yeah, I grew up on that stuff. Loved it.
What do you hope audiences take away from Max Cloud?
I just want to entertain people. I want people to watch my movies and have a good time watching them and be entertained. I mean, I don’t think they’re going to take away any social messages or anything like that. Just want to switch your brain off. You know, obviously the times we’re in at the minute, it’s quite anxiety-inducing. It’s just switch off, enjoy the ride, have fun and forget about your troubles and your strife for a bit.
Do you have anything you’re working on now or looking forward to working on when things get going again?
Many irons in the fire, many projects that have been put on hold. Some of them will be easier to get off the ground than others at this point. I’ve got one film that I like to think of as COVID-proof, because there’s hardly any actors in it and it’s in one location. So more COVID-proof than say another one, that’s got a load of extras and lots of locations. So we’ll see, kind of just still waiting for it to work itself out a bit more, so it’s going to be easier in the future, hopefully.
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