Brendan Fraser’s MCU Debut is Long Overdue and 1 Character Would Be Absolutely Perfect for Him 

It is time for Brendan Fraser to take on new artistic ventures after starring in multiple highly acclaimed movies!

Brendan Fraser’s MCU Debut is Long Overdue and 1 Character Would Be Absolutely Perfect for Him

SUMMARY

  • Brendan Fraser’s breakthrough came early in the 1990s, with roles in School Ties and Encino Man.
  • Regardless, some fans are still hopeful about his MCU debut as a comic book superhero film starring him.
  • As Sentry, one of the strongest Avengers, he may thus have the chance to shine at Marvel Studios.
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The comeback of Brendan Fraser is one of Hollywood’s most intriguing success stories of the last few years. He made a spectacular comeback last year with his critically acclaimed performance in The Whale, which brought him multiple awards and recognition, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. Did we also mention that he became the first Canadian to win this category?

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Fraser’s breakthrough performance came in films like Encino Man and School Ties in the early 1990s, but his work in The Mummy trilogy brought him widespread commercial success. Regardless, some fans remain optimistic about his MCU debut as a comic book-based superhero film starring him.

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Even though the TV show Doom Patrol has concluded, Fraser’s involvement with DC Comics is not over. However, he may still get another chance to shine at Marvel Studios as Sentry, one of the most formidable Avengers.

Brendan Fraser in a still from The Whale (2022)
Brendan Fraser in a still from The Whale (2022)

Also read: Ben Affleck Shared Working With Brendan Fraser in $14.7M Box-Office Flop After His Bestie Snatched Leading Part: “Can be indistinguishable from chimpanzees”

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Brendan Fraser is a Perfect Fit for Marvel’s Sentry (Robert Reynolds)

Brendan Fraser is well-versed in comic book culture, having starred in the DC television series Doom Patrol on HBO Max. He would therefore give the superhero genre a special degree of complexity. His acting prowess makes Sentry, real name Robert ‘Bob’ Reynolds, a perfect fit. For the unversed, Sentry was created by writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jae Lee.  

Sentry was placed first on CBR’s list of the ‘8 Fastest Avengers in 2022’. A fan campaign is calling for Fraser to make his Marvel debut as The Sentry, one of the most powerful Avengers.

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The Sentry
The Sentry

Bob Reynolds, an obese middle-aged man, recalls that he is Sentry, a superhero with the ‘power of one million exploding suns’ that comes from a unique serum. After learning that the Sentry is forgotten and that the Void, his archenemy, is returning, Reynolds sets out to warn several prominent Marvel characters.

The Sentry was a mysterious superhero who also destroyed Asgard and faced down powerful characters. To make things right for himself, he has committed numerous unspeakable acts. The Whale star might find the role of such a complex character to be ideal. He has proven his ability to bring his character to life with his work on The Whale and Doom Patrol.

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Also read: “I will forever be GRATEFUL”: Before Brendan Fraser, Dwayne Johnson Got Career Boost from Two More Action Gods With Combined $850M Net Worth

Brendan Fraser Was Afraid To Assume The Role of Superhero?

Brendan Fraser in a still from The Mummy franchise
Brendan Fraser in a still from The Mummy franchise

Earlier on The Howard Stern Show, Brendan Fraser, 55, said he did not regret not landing a superhero role—especially Superman. As much as it was an amazing opportunity, he knew that if he played that superhero role, he might become permanently linked to that character, something he did not want. He continued, saying:

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“Of course, it’s a life-changing, amazing opportunity, but I had to reconcile with, ‘OK, say you do get the job to be the Man of Steel. It’s going to be chipped on your gravestone. Are you OK with that? You will forevermore be known as the Man of Steel.”

The Oscar-winning star went on to add:

“There was a sort of Faustian bargain that went into [the] feeling, and I think inherently I didn’t want to be known for only one thing because I prided myself on diversity my whole professional life. I’m not a one-trick pony.”

The Whale Brendan Fraser
A still from The Whale

Well, he brought up a good point. If he had played the beloved superhero, he would have been forever linked to that role—even though he had many more roles to his name. He did not want to live on in the history books as the superhero, even after the role had left him.

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His next appearance will be in the comedy-drama Brothers, which is being directed by Max Barbakow and written by Macon Blair based on an Etan Cohen story.

Also read: “He had a conflict”: Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down Playing the Role of Vietnam Vet With Tom Hanks’ Wife in $37M Cult-Classic That Roped in Brendan Fraser to Replace Him

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Written by Siddhika Prajapati

Between everyday normalities and supernatural abnormalities, Siddhika Prajapati finds the story in everything. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism (from Delhi University), her undying need to deduce the extraordinary out of simplicity makes her a vibrant storyteller.

Serving as a Senior Entertainment Writer at Fandom Wire and having written over 1000 pieces, Siddhika has also worked with multiple clients and projects over the years, including Indian Express, India Today, and Outlook Group.

Who knows, maybe your next favorite persona on the screen will be crafted by her.