Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants to Bring ‘Maximum Carnage’ to the MCU
When you think of Lin-Manuel Miranda, what do you think of? Hamilton? Moana? A Twitter feed full of positive and encouraging thoughts? The Spider-Man villain Carnage? If it’s that last one, you and the master songsmith think alike, because Carnage is the one Marvel character Miranda apparently would love to play.
[Miranda] is a big fan of Marvel. And there is one particular character that he would actually like to play. It’s Carnage. He said if Disney and Marvel were looking at doing a Maximum Carnage movie or bringing Carnage in [the MCU] as a character, he wants to be Carnage. Genuinely as a fan, he would love to play Carnage. That’s a goal of his.
Carnage was created, originally, to replace Venom, but as that character’s popularity increased, Marvel wouldn’t allow him to be killed off. Instead, Carnage ended up being a keyed-up version of Venom without any sense of conscience or morality, who bonds with a psychopathic serial killer and goes on a rampage before being defeated by Spider-Man and Venom’s joint effort.
It’s kind of hilarious to think about sweet, future E.G.O.T. Lin-Manuel Miranda taking on the role of a symbiote worse than Venom, but, then again, Tom Hiddleston also seems like the friendliest dude ever, and his tragic, oily-haired portrayal of Loki for the Thor movies and The Avengers is one of the most popular villains of all time. Spider-Man: Homecoming is poised to launch a new Spider-Man franchise, so a Carnage storyline might not be that far into the future. Maybe, after playing a hero so much, it’s time for Miranda to get in touch with his dark side. It’s always the nice ones you’ve gotta watch out for.