Matt Smith recently made headlines when he stated his interest in having a role in a Marvel movie. Of course, this sent shockwaves across the Internet, resulting in everyone and their mother putting in their own two cents about whom the former 11th Doctor should play. It was only a matter of time, too.
After all, portraying the Doctor gets you a large amount of nerd cred and Marvel hasn’t been shy about courting former Doctors for their projects. The 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, played the villain in Thor: The Dark World (who was unfortunately so unmemorable that it’s not worth mentioning his name), and the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, played Kilgrave in the first season of Jessica Jones and cemented himself as one of the MCU’s best baddies.
Now that Smith has opened the door, Marvel should jump at the opportunity to bring him into the family. He’s a tremendously talented actor who hasn’t gotten his due yet post-Doctor Who. His film appearances to date have been lackluster, with supporting roles in Terminator: Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies not adequately showing Smith’s range. But a part in something Marvel-related could definitely give him his much deserved second break.