When beloved filmmaker Werner Herzog gets in front of the camera, it’s news and today it seems he’s done just that. Speaking about his new doco “Meeting Gorbachev” at the Toronto International Film Festival, he tells IndieWire he’s just wrapped up filming a role in a major franchise film.
Herzog says it’s “a big franchise film, about which I’m not supposed to say anything. I can only say the title. The code name is ‘Huckleberry.’ For god’s sake, that’s only a cover.” Herzog’s acting career is varied but thin in recent years with his main credits this decade serving as the villain in the first “Jack Reacher” and voice work for the likes of “Rick and Morty,” “The Simpsons” and Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”.
What film he’s referring to is unclear, only that he shot his role over the Summer. The Playlist suggests its a Marvel film, possibly “Spider-Man: Far from Home”. Herzog also says he was recently in Japan filming a project in Japanese, along with a BBC documentary about his friend, and writer, Bruce Chatwin.