Did Olivia Wilde just confirmed that she will be playing the coveted superhero role of Captain Marvel in the comic giant?s cinematic universe? Yes she did!
But she did so in jest, playfully tweeting some reference to the Marvel role.
?I’m starting my @Marvel diet immediately. Egg shells and jet fuel only, right? Who says indie kids can’t go pro?? Of course, the tweet was all done in good faith, and she later gave a more serious statement saying she?d really be honored to play a superhero role.
?I?m a big fan of superhero films,? said Wilde to Cinema Blend, ?and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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.?
Wilde shares that it would be ?very cool? to play the role citing that Marvel has been very wise about who to cast their characters, making Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man as the best example.
The role of Captain Marvel has been abuzz lately of possible actresses and even athletes eyeing to play the role. Aside from Wilde, the strongest names we know so far include Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ronda Rousey, and even Beyonce.
?I think it?s because the list is very short, because we don?t see women in these kinds of roles,? Blunt said in an interview with Indie Wire at the TIFF. ?So I think as soon as you do a role like that, like Charlize did or I did, or Rebecca?s done ? there?s like four of us or something, and Jen Lawrence. So I feel like us four, we get talked about, and Angie, Angelina. So it?s a list of like, four women who are going to be considered for those kinds of roles.?
So who?s your bet to play Captain Marvel and why? Sound off in the comments section below. Captain Marvel is expected to open in cinemas on March 8 2019.