Gary Oldman’s kids want their father to appear in a Marvel Studios movie in the near future.
While walking the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend, the veteran actor told People, “Marvel hasn’t called me,” but he used the opportunity to pitch himself to the company. “But now that you mentioned it,” he continued, “if they’re tuning in, my son wants me to!”
Though Oldman has yet to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s no stranger to the superhero game. From 2005 to 2012, he portrayed James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Night trilogy. The role earned him a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination for his performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight. The role has since been recast, with J.K. Simmons portraying the iconic character in Justice League.
Marvel has not shied away from casting other well-regarded actors in its films, including the likes of Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, and Kurt Russell. Gary Oldman would fit right into a crowd like that.
Oldman has won multiple awards for his performance as Winston Churchill in the biopic Darkest Hour. He was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night and previously took home a Golden Globe award.