With Reporting by Josh Horowitz
There's a villain named Scarface in the DC Universe, but it's Marvel that's caught legendary "Scarface" actor Al Pacino's eye.
Earlier in the year, the Oscar-winning actor revealed that he was a big fan of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," after watching it with his children. When we caught up with him at the Toronto International Film Festival, Pacino made his stance on Marvel movies quite clear: "I'm ready to go to Marvel."
Well, it looks like Pacino made good on that pledge. During his appearance on Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Pacino revealed that he's taken a meeting with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
"It's a Marvel how these things happen," he joked.
Pacino recalled seeing "Guardians" for the first time, and how he expected to simply go to the movie theater to shut his brain off while his kids enjoyed the film.
"But with this movie, I was taken up," he said. "It was inventive, funny, strong in sound and music, the production of it, the ingenuity of it… I was really impressed."
The actor was surprised to see his appreciation of "Guardians of the Galaxy" spread across the Internet, as if he wasn't meant to like such a movie.
"Why wouldn't I like a movie like that? Why wouldn't I appreciate a movie like that?" he said. "I'm not necessarily going to be in it, but at the same time, there's value to it, and you can see it."
He's not necessarily going to be in a Marvel movie, but Pacino has met with the studio. Asked whether or not he thinks anything will come from his meeting with Feige, Pacino said, "I would imagine either there's something he feels is right for me, or…"
…and then Pacino's phone started to ring, interrupting the revelation. "Every time we talk about Marvel, that's what happens," he laughed.
Do you see a Marvel movie in Pacino's future?