Daniel Day-Lewis to Cameo as Magneto in WandaVision
Hollywood – Daniel Day-Lewis’ agent has confirmed his client will play Magneto in an upcoming episode of WandaVision.
Dirk Bumble, who also represents Gregory Peck, James Cagney and Gloria Swanson, sat down for an interview with The Studio Exec to discuss Day-Lewis’ surprise return to acting.
What made Daniel return to acting?
In a word, money. He put all of his assets into shorting GameStop stocks and now he’s absolutely screwed.
Starring in a Marvel TV series seems like an unlikely step for an actor of his stature. Why WandaVision?
In a word, money. Not only will he cameo in WandaVision he’ll also be appearing in the upcoming X-Men movies, a spin-off TV show, a podcast, a youtube channel and a Broadway musical. Then we have the merchandising. This time next year we hope to have Daniel on every cereal box in the world.
How has he been preparing for the role?
Well usually he’d spend at least a year in preparation but this has all happened fairly quickly, so we’ve had to improvise.
Can you elaborate?
He’s been sitting in a bathtub of toxic waste for the last seven days.
Yeah. I read this comic and this guy who was exposed to toxic waste and developed super powers so we figured it was worth a try, considering the circumstances.
What if he doesn’t develop Magneto’s powers to manipulate metal?
We thought about that so we added magnets and iron fillings to the toxic waste. For a couple of days he developed the ability to climb up walls and we realised that a spider had fallen into the bath, so we removed it.
And how is he now?
We’re getting there. He’s constantly vomiting and his skin is falling off but we figure that’s part of the process. He’s shedding his old skin to become Magneto.
You have three other high profile clients in the shape of Gregory Peck, James Cagney and Gloria Swanson. Will we see any of those appear in the Marvel Universe?
Hopefully so. I’ve not heard from any of them in a while but Daniel had a conversation with Gregory Peck just the other day.
Yeah. Daniel said Gregory paid him a visit after he’d been in the bathtub for a few days. Apparently they spent a couple of hours playing Chess and talking about Soccer.
Isn’t Gregory Peck dead?
Oh yeah. That’s disappointing I’ve just signed him up for The Mandalorian season 3.
Who was he going to play?