Neal McDonough Doesn’t Care If It’s TV Or Movies, He Wants More DUM DUM DUGAN
Neal McDonough had a fantastic outing as Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger and the end-credits scene in the Agent Peggy Carter one-shot. Other than those two things, we haven’t heard if McDonough will be appearing in any of Marvel‘s upcoming films or TV shows. The actor is signed on for multiple movies but that doesn’t mean Marvel has to use him. The actor recently spoke with IGN about his role in Frank Darabont‘s Mob City, but he also got some Dum Dum questions.
With McDonough appearing in the Agent Carter one-shot, and the rumors that she could be next in line for a Marvel live-action show, it seems like the actor’s best chance of reprising the role is in that series. McDonough says he hasn’t even watched the short yet, but he’d be game for a TV role since he loves the character so much:
Here’s the thing, I never really watch my stuff. I was at the Thor premiere and Louis D’Esposito [Marvel Entertainment’s Co-President and the Agent Carter One-Shot director] and Kevin Feige [Marvel Entertainment’s Co-President] were there and they came up to me and said, ‘What did you think of Agent Carter? People went nuts for it at Comic-Con,’ And I went, ‘Huh?’ and they said, ‘What do you mean you haven’t seen it yet!?!’
I’ll be going into the office next week and take a peek at it with the guys, ’cause they were talking about… I mean what a perfect series this would be. You’ve got S.H.I.E.L.D. on now, and this would be like a 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s pretty great stuff. I would love to do it. Dum Dum’s one of my favorite characters I’ve ever played. He’s just so much fun. You know he’s just another barrel-chested, beer drinking, good guy. And I really like that. I’d have to go gain 20 pounds again. But, hey, what are you gonna do?
When the site pointed out that Dugan, much like Nick Fury, was a character from the WWII era that is also alive and kicking butt in the modern day, the actor said he hopes that plays out in the Marvel movies too. He might have his comic book knowledge a little off in places, but he’s got the general idea right:
I learned about that! Nick Fury took a super serum [in the comics] and he got shot and the blood got onto Dum Dum. Then he was frozen in the ’60s in a river when his wife and kid were killed, and he was woken up in the ’70s or something, and Nick Fury was there to tell him the news, which just rocked his world. But he was still 40-something-years-old. He aged quicker than Nick but slower than all human beings, so he’s still around. He’s still there. So I’m praying that Dum Dum comes around somewhere soon because everyone loved Dum Dum and I love playing him. My kids love Dum Dum. I think if its got a Marvel banner… I love Marvel. I think what Kevin’s doing is just genius. To do one film at a time and have each of them be great…
McDonough is a great actor and there’s always been some great Dum Dum stuff in the comics, so hopefully we see him popping up again in the near future. What do you think about McDonough‘s comments? Do you want to see more Dum Dum and/or The Howling Commandos?
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Source : IGN