Method Man has lit a fire under the competition by partnering with the New York Jets as the team prepares to kick off their NFL season.
On Friday (September 8), the Wu-Tang Clan legend took to Instagram to share a short film titled “What’s Past is Prologue,” in which he serves as a spokesperson for the football team (and their fans) — creating much-needed hype around their upcoming football season.
“This here is where we write the story,” Method Man begins the clip while overlooking the MetLife Stadium. “For city, for land, for nation. Not bound by ancestral borders — just loyalty to these colors,” he adds, narrating over the clip highlighting various individuals from all walks of life, repping Jets gear.
“This team — and this team’s been through it, man. Long days. Cold nights. Hardships and heartbreak. But you know what? We learn from it. We learned that the greatest heights conquered often begin in the greatest debts.”
Meth continues: “And the past need not define what we would will ourselves to become. It was a hard road to get here. Yeah. But you know what? The journey that’s easy never matters. Sacrifice is the price for greatness.
“So beat down, cast out, broken and battered but we never abandon. We never cowered. We never quit. Never quit. We built something new here, brick by brick. Player by player — turned defeats into lessons and rivals into teachings to become the best we’ve ever been.
“So, to the ones coming for us, I say bring it. We want all the smoke. Give us your titles, your strongest — your players yearning to be champions — ’cause we trained for this. We bled for this. We met the worst and came out the other side to now — to this moment — our time.”
He concludes: “What’s past is prologue. The story begins now,”
Method Man captioned the post: “JetLifestadium stand up .. the journey that’s easy never matters.. the 2023 season is here… J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets… #jetlifestadium.”
The video seems timely as earlier this summer, the Jets reportedly extended an invite to Meth — encouraging him to swing by one of their training camps. While the details surrounding his relationship with the Jets are mum, this certainly appears to be the beginning of something new.
Speaking in a recent interview with CASSIUS, the 52-year-old addressed speculation he’d joined the cast as Bishop in future X-Men films.
“I was just putting it out there to see if I could hook something,” he admitted. “Those guys at the MCU, they know their stuff. I haven’t had any problems with any of their casting choice so far. So whoever gets the job.”
He added: “I think Omar Sy did an excellent job as Bishop, but that was before MCU. If they chose him again, I think he’d kill it. There’s a few people out there. But if they’re willing to give me a shot, I’d go for it. Plus, I’ve done all the research already.”