Van Damme hopes Marvel will cast him as a cosmic hero in Avengers 2

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Jul 4, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT (Updated)

Everyone wants to be an Avenger these days.

Marvel's The Avengers was the biggest movie of 2012, and The Avengers 2 has a pretty good chance of being the biggest movie of 2015 (though it will have some hefty competition if Star Wars Episode VII makes it out by then), so it makes sense that certain stars would be very interested in joining the film and getting in on some of the blockbuster awesomeness. Apparently one of those stars is Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The action legend, whose most recent major release was 2012's The Expendables 2, took to his Facebook page Sunday to post a picture of himself with Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, then went on to talk about an apparent interest in joining The Avengers.

"I read that Chris Hemsworth (star of 'Thor' and brother of Liam Hemsworth, 'The Expendables 2') would like me to costar in 'The Avengers 2' movie!"

So, if Thor could get him the gig, who would Van Damme like to play?

"Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again. By the way, I am a big fan of Marvel's superhero Silver Surfer and also another heroic fictional character known as Doc Savage - the Man of Bronze!"

Sadly, neither of these characters can make it into The Avengers 2. The rights to Silver Surfer are still tied up over at Fox as part of the Fantastic Four stable of characters, while Doc Savage -- despite appearing in Marvel Comics in the '70s -- is owned by DC Comics these days. But even if neither of those specific dreams can come true, could Van Damme fit into the Marvel universe? If Joss Whedon cast him tomorrow, who would you want to see him play?

(Via MTV)