Parasite made Oscar history last night, winning four Academy Awards and becoming the first non-English language film to win Best Picture. Still, today all fans wanted to talk about was the spin-off series in development at HBO. As these things go, it didn’t take long for rumors to begin circulating, which eventually lead to Mark Ruffalo’s name coming up. Although nothing has been confirmed, if Ruffalo is being eyed for the lead in the highly-anticipated limited series, as Collider reported earlier today, we couldn’t be more excited.
We’ve since learned, thanks to the good people over at ComicBook, that HBO released a statement denying the earlier report, saying the project is still “in the early stages of development.”
“The HBO limited series inspired by Parasite is in the early stages of development, and to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly premature.”
What we can tell you is Joon-ho and Academy Award-winner Adam McKay – best known for directing Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers – are 100% joining forces to adapt and produce the limited series for HBO. That said, when the time comes, we believe Ruffalo would be an ideal fit, especially now that his future in the MCU is uncertain.
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