Method Man Talks ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ & Wanting to Play Bishop in X-Men Reboot on Kimmel: WATCH

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Method Man talks about co-hosting with Kimmel during the first year of our show, working at the Statue of Liberty, how he got the nickname Shotgun, his love of comic books, his new Hulu show Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and he reveals what he really did with the skis that Jimmy gave him.

After talking his podcast Marvels, which tells the story of the character Phil Sheldon, who according to a press release, is a photojournalist who “Navigates through the chaos caused by the Galactus invasion of New York City and explores what it means to be human in a universe inhabited by super heroes.”

Method will play the role of Ben Urich, an investigative journalist who works for the fictional New York newspaper The Daily Bugle.

Marvels will premiere in 2020.

Method also talks his favorite comics in his 30,000 plus comic collection, and how he wants to play Bishop in the upcoming X-Men reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Method even posted an Instagram mock-up of what he would look like over the summer.


Rolling Stone said of Wu-Tang: An American Saga: A decade in the making and caps off a year of self-mythologizing for the iconic group that’s included a Showtime documentary and a 25th anniversary tour. Co-created by RZA and Alex Tse and based on 2009’s The Tao of Wu — an autobiographical, philosophy book centered on RZA’s formation of the Wu — it arrives at a time when music biopics and Wu-Tang nostalgia are both at their peak. Initially envisioned as a four-part series, the project quickly ballooned into a Sisyphean effort to condense and dramatize years of complex relationships into a cohesive, season-long narrative. At the beginning of American Saga, the members of the Wu are enemies navigating the crack epidemic and the small, competitive drug-dealing territory of Staten Island. Between the shootouts and feuds, there are small moments featuring the members’ childhood abuse, bouts with homelessness, and the death of close friends. For a group that built their personas on kung-fu movie villains and comic-book superheroes, it’s a heartrending portrait of the men without their masks.

Watch the trailer below.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is currently srteaming on Hulu. Watch the clip from Kimmel below.


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