You're going to be hearing a lot from actors at Comic-Con International: San Diego about what superheroes they want to play or what comic book movies they want to be in. Already, three actors with notable pasts in DC and Marvel fare have expressed their interest in returning to their roles, or perhaps playing new ones.
Halle Berry is well-known to comic book fans for her roles as Storm and Catwoman, and is currently at SDCC promoting her television series Extant. But in an interview with Deadline, the Oscar-winning actress said she'd return to the X-Men movie franchise "in a heartbeat", especially for one movie in particular.
"In a heartbeat I would do a Storm movie," Berry said. "I love that character through and through. So if that ever became an opportunity for me if it’s before I’m 65-years old I would absolutely do that."
The 48-year old actress said that 20th Century Fox "should" do a Storm movie if they thought it would make a profit.
"Well, I think they should do it. If the fans want that the fans need to speak up and I’m sure it would be a possibility," said Berry. "If Fox felt like they could make money off of a Storm movie I’m sure they would do it."
Wesley Snipes, who in many ways presaged the current superhero movie boom with the Blade films, also said he would reprise his role if he got the call.
"The project is controlled by Marvel and we did have a really productive and a wonderful meeting and we discussed a number of things," Snipes told Deadline. "I don’t know where it’s on their schedule at this point, that hasn’t been decided. I guess it’s still up in the air."
Snipes is in San Diego promoting his television series The Player, but said his schedule is so that he still has time to make feature films.
"I think it was kind of interesting that a drama like this, a high-concept drama, would be even considered to be represented in Comic-Con, so it should be interesting," said the actor. "I just hope that we don’t have all the questions centered around if I’m going to do Blade Four or not."
That being said, Snipes said "it'd be nice to be a part of the family again" in some role, even if not reprising his role as Blade.
Meanwhile, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is talking about coming back to DC -- but not for Gotham, and not as Fish Mooney.
In an interview with MTV UK promoting her role in Magic Mike XXL, Pinkett Smith revealed interest in playing the DC heroine Vixen in a sequel to the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Warner Bros. hasn't announced any plans for a sequel to that movie yet, but Pinkett Smith is tuned into the movie's production uniquely given that her husband, Will Smith, plays the role of Deadshot in the David Ayer-directed film.
“There’s a character that I love in the DC World, her name is Vixen,” said the former Fish Mooney. “Probably haven’t heard much of her. She’s kind of in that Suicide Squad world as well. I love Vixen. If there was any character, I would love to play her. I’m going to have to put my little word in with the director. ‘Vixen for Suicide Sqaud 2.’”
Warner Bros. already has plans announced for Vixen as starring in her own animated series this fall on CW Seed, voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke.