Al Pacino Confirms Marvel Meeting

"It's a marvel how things happen"
Fabrizio Maltese
"It's a marvel how things happen"

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Al Pacino’s complimenting Marvel Studios for Guardians of the Galaxy this summer was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Appearing on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor said that he had had meetings with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige for a potential future collaboration. “I’ve met with the Marvel guy,” he said. “It’s a marvel how things happen.”

Asked if the “Marvel guy” was, indeed, Feige, Pacino said, “Yeah, I would imagine that either there’s something he feels is right for me, and if I feel —" before being interrupted by a ringing phone, which he jokes is Feige calling to prevent him from continuing.

Earlier this year, Pacino had raised eyebrows when he singled out James Gunn’s Marvel movie for praise during an interview with Deadline Hollywood, saying, “I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It has Shakespearean feeling to it at times.”

Responding at the time to a question about the possibility of his appearing in a Marvel production, he said, “Anything’s possible,” adding “I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. I mean, what can I say?”

If Pacino does sign up for Marvel duty, he’ll join Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley and Glenn Close as actors making surprising appearances among the superhero set.

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