It seems every other movie released these days is a superhero movie, and Marvel has a monopoly on the game. That being said they could always go bigger. Always. And we say it’s about time somebody took the most popular movie franchise in the world and paired it with the (arguably) biggest show on TV today for the megahit no one saw coming. Naturally, James Corden is the only mastermind clever enough to do it.
Tuesday night, he convinced Rachel Brosnahan, star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to join forces with him and his wild scheme to bring us The Marvel’s Mrs. Maisel! And that is definitely… a good pun.
The premise is simple: an unforgiving Upper East Side comic roasts her enemies alive with razor sharp punchlines, keeping would-be criminals in the clubs and off the streets. If her comedy doesn’t stop them, her nudging will. Or her brisket.
“Oh, what’s that sound?” Corden cracked, as he sat in his director’s chair with a pompous beret on his head, sipping a Kombucha directly out of a PA’s hand. “It’s a billion dollar box office gross!” JK it was someone towing his car.
As the behind-the-scenes parody from The Late Late Show (weekdays 12:37ET on CTV) goes on, we see how our clever and charismatic protagonist Mrs. Maisel, with her quick wit and 1950s charm, can talk jewels and gems with Thanos til the cows come home, and then steal Captain America’s shield to sun herself on a rooftop.
“At first I was skeptical,” Brosnahan explains, “but then James explained the similarities.” Similarities between a 1950s housewife who tries her hand at stand-up comedy and sci-fi superheroes? Sounds fake, but actually, James explains, “They both speak truth to power, they both have memorable catch phrases and they both have daddy issues.” Ouch.
Mrs. Maisel is the Marvel superhero we need ASAP. Avengers assemble!
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Whether this franchise crossover ever happens or not, what is certain is that Mrs. Maisel is going to be with us for a long time, as it was just picked up for a fourth season merely days after season 3 premiered. It’s also won a truckload of Emmys and its audience has more than doubled this season.
Sounds like a movie-TV match made in heaven, no?
Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden weekdays on CTV.