X-Men: Edi Gathegi On His Return In The Role Of Darwin In MCU
by Meenakshi | Mon, 01 Nov 2021 10:23:24 GMT
An Image featuring the star of X-Men First Class. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The 42-year-old star Edi Gathegi, who played the role of Darwin in Fox’s X-Men: First Class film, which was a part and parcel of the effort of 20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment and The Donners' Company to bring the comic book superheroes X-Men in live-action, the actor Edi Gathegi while recent appearing in an interview with PopCulture.com spoke about the possibility of his return to once again playing the superhero role in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Gathegi said that his character Darwin was never given the kind of love in the X-Men movies by the filmmakers as he would have wanted to along with the superhero fans. "Darwin was done quite dirty, This is the mutant whose superpower is that he can't die and he adapts to survive. And even in the comics, he dies and regenerates. In some ways, I feel like his story is unfinished, but I'm a fan of Marvel. I love all the stuff that they do. And if there was a place for me in the future, of course, I would be excited to potentially join,” Gathegi said.

He further discussed about her movie X-Men: First Class, released on June 1, 2011, which was well-received by the fans as well as critics. "It's always a pinch-yourself moment when you're working on an expensive, highly produced production because things are practical," he added of X-Men: First Class. The headquarters that they're training us out of, it felt like we were in the real FBI... Not FBI because it's England, but their version." 

Gathegi went on to talk about his upcoming Netflix film The Harder They Fall, where he is featured as Bill Pickett alongside Jonathan Majors in the role of Nat Love, Idris Elba in the role of Rufus Buck, Zazie Beetz in the role of Stagecoach Mary, Regina King in the role of Trudy Smith, Delroy Lindo in the role of Bass Reeves, Lakeith Stanfield in the role of Cherokee Bill, RJ Cyler in the role of Jim Beckwourth, Danielle Deadwyler in the role of Cuffee, Deon Cole as Wiley Escoe, and Damon Wayans Jr. as Monroe Grimes

"It was a no-brainer because of what the mission is," Gathegi said. "Not a lot of people know this, but one in four Cowboys was black and we have been systematically erased from this part of history. I think what we're endeavoring to do ... continue this conversation of inclusion, bringing a Western like this into the world is in many ways attempting to right the wrongs that have been done with our culture."

A Poster depicting the star cast of X-Men First Class. Source: Deslin Arrow

Although there is official or any kind of confirmation that suggests that Edi Gathegi might return to portray his role of Darwin in upcoming  X-Men films made independently under the banner of Hollywood’s biggest and successful franchise Marvel Studios, till then his fans and followers can definitely watch his western film The Harder They Fall, slated to release on October 22, 2021, on the over the top video streaming giant Netflix.