Another ‘Doctor Who’ Alum Wants to Join the MCU

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October 10th, 2016

Former Doctor Who Doctors David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston have both already played characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s another who would like a shot. Matt Smith, who played the eleventh Doctor for the BBC series, recently spoke about wanting in on the Marvel action.

Smith was on hand at New York Comic Con this weekend with Jenna Coleman and Alex Kingston for a Doctor Who panel and fan photo ops. During the course of their panel, the trio talked about their time on the show, but also took fan questions. One fan wanted to know if Smith was interested in a turn in the MCU, and he told the audience, “My answer is… when will they ask me?”

Smith has been pretty vocal about wanting to do a superhero movie. The versatile actor, who has flitted between television and indi movie roles of late, also commented on wanting a role in a DC Extended Universe movie last year. One of the studios needs to snap him up!

Would he play a hero or a villain? So far, most of the Doctor Who alumni who appeared in the MCU have played villains. Christopher Eccleston was Malekith in Thor: The Dark World while David Tennant was Kilgrave in Jessica Jones. Karen Gillan, who also played a companion on the series, now plays Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. While Nebula appeared as a villain in Volume 1, she might not be in Volume 2 as she’ll be working with the Guardians instead.

Jenna Coleman, before her days as a Doctor Who companion, actually appeared in the MCU as well. She had a role as one of the dates for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) early on in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Up next for Matt Smith is The Crown, a Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II. He’s also got two more films releasing over the next year, but so far, none of them involve comic book characters.