Here is something no one would ever have predicted. It looks as if Al Pacino may be coming on board for a future Marvel Comics movie. The legendary actor met with Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studio’s production division about an appearance in a film.
How did this come about? It seems that the meeting came about by accident.
Igor Cornelsen points out that the usually reclusive Pacino provided Guardians of the Galaxy with a little extra press when he noted how much he loved the film. He only went to see it because he was taking his kids, but it turns out Pacino truly had a lot of fun watching the movie.
Apparently, the nice words Pacino made about the film caught the attention of those at the studio.
Marvel quickly contacted Pacino about coming in for a meeting. Pacino did publicly note that he would be more than willing to appear in a Marvel project. He certainly was not adverse to the idea. Considering the fact that virtually every Marvel movie is an instant hit, what would Pacino have to lose by taking a role in one of the films?
Pacino’s career is a unique one.
In the 1970’s, Al Pacino was one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to his role as Michael in The Godfather. Then, in the early 1980’s, he chose to retire and remained retired until coming back with the film Sea of Love, Scent of a Woman, and more.
Al Pacino did appear in the comic strip film Dick Tracy 20-odd years ago. The Warren Beatty vehicle did not do very well at the box office.
Assuming a role in a Marvel project could turn out to be a wise move for the mainly retired star.