- Randall Park’s appearance in WandaVision as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo has fans excited.
- How excited? So excited that fans and MCU actors and filmmakers alike are rallying around the idea of an X-Files-esque MCU spinoff that could be led by Jimmy Woo.
- Park and co-star Kat Dennings have both said that they’d be excited to be involved.
There are some awesome side characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You know the type—a smaller, supporting role, a character who may lack superpowers but usually makes up for it with wit or humor. We’re talking about the Coulsons (Clark Gregg), the Korgs (Taika Waititi), the Shuris (Letitia Wright). Two characters just like that—FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings)—are having spotlight moments now in WandaVision, Marvel’s first Disney+ series. It’s making people thirsty for more, and it’s coming along with some pretty damn good ideas.
The best of those ideas, and the one that seems to be gaining quite a bit of traction among the MCU faithful, centers around Park’s character, Jimmy Woo solving a series of supernatural mysteries. Jimmy, who first appeared in a supporting role in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, has become even more of a fan favorite since coming into a central role and getting a bit more shine in WandaVision. Park is an incredibly talented comic actor, one capable of being taken seriously as a law enforcement official, but at the same time with a propensity to keep things, light, funny, while always being quite charismatic.
The idea is believed to have originated from actor and filmmaker Stephen Ford. Ford’s Tweet, which has now gotten nearly 28,000 retweets and 192,000 likes, says the following: “Hear me out: An entire Disney+ show about Jimmy Woo just working weird cases in the MCU.Like a fun X-Files. Make it happen.”
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We’ll just ignore the part feeling the need to qualify this hypothetical show as a “fun” X-Files (The actual X-Files is about….solving….supernatural…..mysteries. How much more fun does it get?) and move on to the fact that it really is just a great idea for a show. Randall Park is an absolute joy in everything, but Jimmy Woo is particularly enjoyable to watch and can certainly lead his own series.
The fun really got started, though, when we learned that Park and Dennings would both be into the series if the Marvel powers that be decided they wanted to make it.
“I think that’s a great idea,” Park said in an interview with NME. “Yeah, something like that would be very cool to be a part of. It’s already such a dream to be in the Marvel Universe, but to be able to keep playing Jimmy Woo would be incredible.”
In another interview with ComicBook.com, Park reiterated his support, saying he’d be on board as long as the boss was on board. “I would be down,” he said. “If Kevin Feige wanted that, in a heartbeat, of course I would do it.