Actors can’t be trusted. They are always on the look out for work, always have an uncanny ability to make things about them, and generally need a handler to keep them out of trouble. When they are let out unsupervised they can frequently let things slip.
At C2E2, actress Rosario Dawson spoke about the old Netflix Marvel shows being integrated into the MCU more effectively and mentioned that The Punisher was the only show she had not featured in.
Then she had this to say:
“I heard [the SDCC] announcement, but I found out yesterday that ‘The Punisher’ is happening again.
So, I feel like it’s my second chance because it was the only one of the [‘Defenders’] shows I wasn’t in, and I love Jon Bernthal. So, let’s all make it happen, collectively, you guys!”
Then she tried to backtrack on Twitter after the event:
“I can’t be trusted…! Getting intel from fans during signings is iffy, apparently. My bad. I get excited. Confirmation is key when you’re told what you want to hear.”
There is quite a bit of bit of wishful thinking on behalf of actors and the MCU. Ryan Gosling wants Ghost Rider. Taron Edgerton wants Wolverine. The fans want Giancarlo Esposito in just about anything because he’s awesome. The actor himself addressed this at an appearance at the smorgasbord of gatherings that is the TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio this past weekend.
He’s had a brief initial meeting with Marvel about joining the MCU in some capacity in the future. He said he knows he makes a good villain but he would like to play a hero. If he was offered Professor X, as per the online rumors, would he accept? He confirmed he would.