COMICBOOK – It’s no secret: plenty of Hollywood’s top talent wants to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The blockbusting franchise kicked off back in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr. suiting up as Iron Man, and the MCU has only continued to grow. In the past years, Marvel Studios has brought their expansive universe to television as well thanks to shows like Agents of SHIELD and Netflix’s Daredevil.
(…) During the interview, another star from Shadowhunters also signaled their interest in the superhero genre. Harry Shum Jr. said the genre has become increasingly complex over the years and that he’d like to tackle any role that came across him.
“You know the thing that fascinates me about comic books? Even when I was a kid, I don’t think it really fully materialized with me until I got older and understood the social commentary of how we can explore these things using superhuman powers that we all kind of have; It’s just kind of extended and pushed upon to supernatural abilities,” Shum explained.
“For me that’s what’s so fun to see in some of these movies that are coming out… They’re really just talking about these social injustices and issues that was started in the comic books… For me, that’s a big thumbs up and hell yes.”
Shadowhunters Season 2 is set to air on January 2, 2017 on Freeform.