The unstoppable Marvel Cinematic Universe growth means that you can now connect most any recognized talent from any project to the superhero franchise simply by connecting a few dots these days, as was demonstrated with next week’s action spectacle Bullet Train.
The high-concept literary adaption, which is directed by David Leitch of Deadpool 2, stars Brad Pitt as an elite assassin who undertakes the legendary “one last job” only to discover that many other killers are on board the titular mode of transportation seeking to eliminate the competition in order to obtain the mysterious MacGuffin at its center of the story.
The ensemble includes many Marvel veterans, including upcoming El Muerto Bad Bunny and Deadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz, who will be joined by Eternals alum Brian Tyree Henry and one-time Quicksilver (and current Kraven the Hunter) Aaron Taylor-Johnson. In an interview with Digital Spy, Henry compared Bullet Train to the MCU.
“They both have their own challenge. One you can swear and the other one you can’t, it’s just not gonna make the cut. I think that the character development for both of these worlds is very important. You want to have a connection with these characters that you play and you want people to care about these characters that you play.”
We’re still waiting to find out whether or not Henry and the rest of the gang will be returning for that Eternals sequel that fans are hoping will eventually come together, but for now, you’ll be able to see the actor kicking even more ass when Bullet Train debuts on August 5.
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