Tweeted and true; after weeks of rumored negotiations for the role, one tweet affirms that we’ll be seeing a lot more screen time from a familiar Marvel face.
Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg are creating and producing the new television series for AMC- Preacher. Preacher is of course based off of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s series, published by Vertigo Comics. It follows the story of Texas preacher Jesse Custer and his (literal) search for God after being accidentally possessed by a powerful demon/angel hybrid. But who will, as Rogan said in his confirming tweet, “save our souls”? It’s none other than Dominic Cooper.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
You’ve no doubt seen Cooper in his role of a young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, a role he reprised in the Agent Carter television series. Rogan’s full tweet read, “We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gunna save our souls. #Preacher”.
Two other big names are attached to the project thus far. Ruth Negga, otherwise known as Raina on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, will be portraying Tulip, the female lead and Custer’s girlfriend. Joseph Gilgun, who gave life to the enigmatic Rudy on Misfits is also signed on for the role of Custer’s best friend, an Irish Vampire named Cassidy.
I am so excited to see these dynamic characters come to life, and I think they picked the perfect personalities. Gilgun was hilarious in Misfits, I really can’t think of anyone that could portray a better Cassidy. Tulip is another vibrant character, and I can’t wait to see what Negga does with her. And Dominic Cooper! After seeing such little glimpses of him in the Marvel world, it’s funny that it has come down to a DC story (Vertigo is an imprint of DC Comics) to really see what he can do! There’s some real potential here for some strong, unconventional storylines and performances, and with Rogan and Goldberg at the helm, I’m betting this show, along with its actors and actresses, are going to generate a lot of buzz.