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Jack Black Thinks Marvel's Avengers Should Recruit Nacho Libre

Jack Black Thinks Marvel's Avengers Should Recruit Nacho Libre

Jack Black isn't known for being involved in superhero movies, but he's said that he would happily allow one of his most famous characters to be part of a Marvel film.

In a recent interview, he joked that his character Nacho Libre - from the 2006 comedy of the same name - would fit in well as part of the Avengers.

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Credit: Paramount Pictures
Credit: Paramount Pictures

Speaking to comicbook.com about the likelihood of him joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Black said: "I don't have any plans. I mean, I feel like Nacho Libre was kind of a superhero. He wore a costume and fought crime and was a hero of sorts. So, I guess I've already scratched that itch, as it were.

"Unless they want to, ya know, add Nacho to the MCU, you never know. I think he'd be an awesome addition to the Avengers team."

Are you listening, Kevin Feige?

If you can't remember Nacho Libre, let me remind you. It was made by Jared and Jerusha Hess - the team responsible for 2004's offbeat comedy Napoleon Dynamite - and stars Black as a cook in a Mexican monastery, who dreams of becoming a wrestler.

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Following a tussle with a thief, he hits on the idea of disguising himself to work as a Lucha Libre wrestler by night, so that he can raise money for the orphans who also live in the monastery. You can probably guess the rest - basically, hilarity ensues.

Nacho Libre certainly wasn't a massive blockbuster by any stretch of the imagination, but it developed a bit of a cult following, and those that did like it REALLY liked it.

Credit: Paramount Pictures
Credit: Paramount Pictures

The film only has a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the Critics Consensus reading: "At times hilarious, but other times offensive, Director Jared Hess is unable to recapture the collective charisma of his Napoleon characters, instead relying on a one-joke concept that runs out of steam. Sure to entertain the adolescents, however."

Ouch.

Anyway, it's surprising that Black has time to think about doing a superhero movie, seeing as he's been busy chasing his dream of being an online gamer - and absolutely smashing it.

Jack Black and his son launched new YouTube channel last year. Credit: Youtube/Jablinski Games
Jack Black and his son launched new YouTube channel last year. Credit: Youtube/Jablinski Games

Earlier this year, he swiftly aquired two million subscribers on his gaming YouTube channel, saying that he wants to overtake streaming sensations like Ninja and PewDiePie. 11 months on, he's now sitting pretty with a massive 4.2 million subscribers. Not too shabby.

Jack Black stars in the new movie Jumanji: The Next Level, which is set for release on 11 December.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV and Film

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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