While singer-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg may be considered a Hollywood renaissance man, there is one entertainment occupation he has yet to hold down. And that's portraying a superhero. While he has a vast amount of different genre films under his belt, he's never donned a cape or a pair of spandex pants. And while that won't change anytime soon, he does claim his upcoming adaptation of the 70s action series The Six Million Dollar Man, now aptly called The Six Billion Dollar Man, will fall into the comic book genre.
Speaking with Collider to promote his Christmas day release The Gambler, he was asked if he'd ever want to take on a superhero movie. He answers this by revealing that The Six Billion Dollar Man will actually be portrayed as a superhero. Just not the kind we're used to seeing. Though, he won't start on the movie until after he's finished Deepwater Horizon.
"We're talking about doing Six Billion Dollar Man, which is very much a superhero, but I don't have to wear any kind of spandex cape. So that would be cool. Howard Gordon is writing the script and people are talking about doing it, but we got a great, great idea and it's something that's been in the pipeline for quite some time, so hopefully if we get the script right maybe we'll make it after we do the Deep Water Horizon."
Mark Wahlberg is reteaming with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for The Six Billion Dollar Man. But first, he is taking on the true story of the offshore drilling rig that exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history with the upcoming drama Deepwater Horizon. It will be directed by J.C. Chandor, whose A Most Violent Year is coming to theaters soon. If you need a quick Mark Wahlberg fix right now, you can check out the just released Entourage trailer, where he makes a cameo appearance.