Hello, Bloggers! The Captain Marvel film is slowly but surely coming to fruition and they have yet to announce the actress playing her. Now, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey has been pretty vocal about wanting to play the role, even recently posting fan art of herself on her Instagram page as part of her campaign. With all due respect to Ronda Rousey, I would be more comfortable seeing an actress with more acting experience. So here are 6 names I personally would consider for the role. Let's take a look:
Emily Blunt: I'll start off with a more obvious choice. I've been pretty vocal about how Blunt should be bigger than she is and this might be the role that reaches her to those heights. Anyone who's seen Edge of Tomorrow knows she can bring the right mix of confidence, vulnerabilty, and physicality.
Charlize Theron: While she might be a bit on the pricey side, given her name status and even her Oscar win, I still think Marvel should at least consider her. She's already has sci-fi cred with Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road, she looks the role, and if Captain Marvel becomes a leading member, Theron could play her with ease.
Jessica Chastain: Much like Theron, Jessica Chastain has sci-fi cred (The Martian, Interstellar) and has experience playing no-nonsense women with Zero Dark Thirty. She may be quite in demand at the moment, but if her schedule is open up, I'm sure she'd be willing to fit this film into her schedule. She did say she'd love to do a superhero movie. That helps.
Rebecca Ferguson: Since she played a double-sided agent in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, it would be interesting to see her pull of a heroine that knows where her loyalties lie. Plus, she's already shown in Mission Impossible that she can match her male counterparts tit for tat.
Brie Larson: She may be a little on the younger side, but thankfully Captain Marvel doesn't come out for quite a while. However, if Marvel were to consider her, I'd discuss a contract with her soon because her profile is really taking off. She even has another blockbuster lined up with Kong: Skull Island. So I would pencil her in quick.
Brit Marling: I've already done a Dream Cast on why I think she would be a great choice for the role and I stand by it. One thing that works in her favor is that she fits Kevin Feige's potential price range. She's not costly and she's a solid actress to boot. While she sticks mostly to indies, if Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence taught us anything, it's that indie girls go studio sooner or later.
So those are my picks for who I think would make a great Captain Marvel. Who do you guys think should play the role? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section and also share your thoughts on Ronda Rousey being in the running for the role as well. Thanks for reading!