Casting rumors on who will play the role of Captain Marvel have taken another exciting turn.
We know that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey has expressed her interest in playing Carol Danvers but another badass woman just entered the ring: Olivia Wilde.
It began when director Reed Morano tweeted an article by Film School Rejects on the possible collaboration between the actress and Morano, who worked together on the recently released film ?Meadowland? and asked Wilde about her thoughts. Wilde responded with ?Oh hell yea. Let’s DO this? followed by ?I’m starting my @Marvel diet immediately. Egg shells and jet fuel only, right? Who says indie kids can’t go pro?!?
?I?m a big fan of superhero films, and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe,? Wilde tells Cinemablend. ?The thing with female superheroes is that, in order to be powerful, they are flawless. The idea of kick-ass power lacks a certain nuance, at times. There is something to be said for a female director working to create a female superhero that perhaps [has] a little more complexity,? she added.
Wilde went on to share what she?d bring to the table when she does get a Marvel role:
?Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles. Look at what Robert Downey brought to Iron Man. A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance. I think that the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws. But I think when they are translated into?film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!?