What started as a social media joke has now turned into something serious as director and actor Stephen Ford pitched a Disney+ spin-off for Agent Jimmy Woo played by Randall Park.
Park, 46, received a cult following online for his role as Jimmy Woo in the Disney+ series “WandaVision.” Fans of the show later speculated the character’s spin-off, and Ford suggested a show in the style of FOX’s “X-Files,” Slash Film reported.
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. pic.twitter.com/w5AsCHf2qJ
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) January 30, 2021
Ford’s post in January gained much attention and went viral. He also tagged fellow director Peyton Reed, who worked on the first “Ant-Man” movie in 2015 and its sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in 2018, where Park first played the character.
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) January 31, 2021
Ford compared the attention his spin-off project received to that of “Deadpool,” a movie that was greenlit after a clip was accidentally “leaked” online.
And seriously, ya’ll liking, retweeting, doing videos and articles on this and our boy Randall Park, might make this happen in some weird Deadpool viral kinda way.
So really, really, thank you all for maybe making it a reality. https://t.co/9A9WvkBUNj
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 6, 2021
The director announced on Tuesday that he finally finished his pitch for the Jimmy Woo spin-off.
48 hours later I have finished writing the pitch.
Time to cross some fingers.
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 9, 2021
Fans are already showing their support for the character in potentially his very own show. Artist BossLogic, who is well-known for his fan art of potential comic book movie/series casting rumors, made a poster inspired by Ford’s spin-off project.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) February 8, 2021
Here’s what other people are saying on Twitter:
Randall Park is terrific.
— Min Jin Lee (@minjinlee11) February 3, 2021
I would absolutely watch a Jimmy Woo and Dr. Darcy Lewis show. https://t.co/CIWA994kGH
— Gerry Conway Wears A Mask Because He Cares (@gerryconway) February 9, 2021
By god this show had better happen
— Andrea Kuszewski 🧠 (@AndreaKuszewski) February 8, 2021
Am I the only one who wants a spin-off with monica rambeau, jimmy woo, and darcy lewis working with sword and traveling around the world to look for and investigating anomalies as either a live-action or animated villain of the week type show, that would be awesome!
— I’mAPanda (@imapand50778680) February 8, 2021
Ahhh this is it! 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 pic.twitter.com/XqXs5R1KBk
— Angelo Colby (Supahsamurai1) (@SupahRanger) February 9, 2021
During his talk with NME last week, Park seems on board with the idea of his character solving weird cases each week.
— NME (@NME) February 5, 2021
“I think that’s a great idea,” he said. “Something like that would be very cool to be a part of. I mean, it’s already just such a dream to be in the Marvel universe but to be able to keep playing Jimmy Woo would be incredible.”