It?s still 3 years away from hitting the theaters but there have been a lot of speculations on who will take on the role of Carol Danvers for ?Captain Marvel?. The more frequently heard name is that of Emily Blunt?s but the actress hasn?t received any offer from Marvel as of last month according to Cinemablend. The British actress delivered a stellar performance in the action flick ?Edge of Tomorrow? alongside Tom Cruise, which may be the reason why her name keeps coming up. Aside from Blunt, Marvel is also reportedly considering Rebbeca Ferguson who recently starred in Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation, also with Cruise. She has also been rumored to be one of the frontrunners in playing the lead female role for Rupert Wyatt?s ?Gambit?. Other on-screen femme fatales that fans are rooting for are Natalie Dormer and Katee Sackhoff. Meanwhile, Bryce Dallas Howard has expressed her interest in being considered for the heroine role as well as MMA fighter Ronda Rousey.
Rousey previously starred in Expendables 3, Entourage and Furious 7 and has an upcoming film with Mark Wahlberg called ?Mille 22?. ?I’m really looking forward to doing my first starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg [in?Mile 22]. Hopefully by the time Captain Marvel comes around, I will have enough experience and skills in the field for them to really seriously consider me,? said the 28-year old MMA fighter in an interview with ET Online.
Movie Pilot?s list of badass women who can play the role include the not-so-obvious bet Lucy Liu, Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey and another popular fan cast, Charlize Theron. Marvel producer Jeremy Latchman said that they have ?a clear sense of who we want to cast and who we?re interested in” while Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admitted that they actually read fan cast lists.
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