For those that have seen ‘Edge of Tomorrow’; this choice is clear. Emily Blunt played a high ranking officer in the British army faced against time-travelling aliens. The question, in the case of Emily, is whether she will have time for the role and if she would be willing to commit to a 6 or higher film contract.
Jessica Biel has already worked on a Marvel property before in the 2004 ‘Blade: Trinity’. She definitely has star power and has worked in sci-fi genre films in the past such as ‘Total Recall’. Could we see her taking up the mantel of Carol Danvers?
✔ Has worked on a Marvel property before
✔ Experience in Sci Fi genre
A performance from Charlize Theron as Captain Marvel would give us a highly invested one. Charlize Theron has changed weight and her physical appearance for films like ‘Monster’ and the upcoming ‘Mad Max’. However, would she be able to handle the more cosmic and sci-fi side of the Captain Marvel films?
✔ Strong Actor
✔ Really invested in roles she plays
✘ Is she available?
✘ Done only a few action roles
Alice Eve played a similar high ranking officer role in the 2013 ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’. She also looks identical to the character Carol Danvers. The only worry would be if she could go up against Robert Downey Jr in a battle of the comebacks.
✔ Similar role in star trek
✔ looks identical.
✘ Can she hold her on with the likes of Robert Downey Jr?
Shaliene Woodley is one of the biggest rising stars right now. She is no stranger to franchises either. She has a multi-movie deal in the ‘Divergent’ series. However, would that deal conflict with the commitment required to join the ranks of Marvel? Also Shaliene Woodley my be considered to small built and too young to play the role. However, her age may be a benefit to Marvel executives as it would allowa 10+ years to continue fighting for the Marvel cause.
✔ Rising star,
✔ Done franchises before
✘ Too young, too frail
Those following ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” may understand this choice better than others. Due to particular events involving the Kree that occurred in season 1 they may have already planned Captain Marvel’s new origin story. Chloe Bennet’s character Skye is also climbing the ranks at S.H.I.E.L.D. and could land herself in an officer position when S.H.I.E.L.D. grows more.
✔ Links with storyline in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
✔ Kree involvement
✘ Supporting TV role to lead film role?
✘ Character name is Sky, not Carol. Although sheis adoptedsoCarolcould be real name…
This choice is probably the fan favourite at the moment. Katee Sackhoff managed to build herself a fan following with her performances in the 2004 ‘Battlestar Galactica’ TV series. She has pretty much lived in space with her roles in ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and her role in 2013 ‘Riddick’.
✔ Done action
✔ Done space
✔ Fan support
✔ Looks the part
✘ Done mainly supporting roles, strong enough for lead?
Fans of the TV series ‘Fringe’ may agree with this choice. Anna Torv plays Olivia Dunham and is in charge of a team that investigates unexplained phenomenons. Her character also had a military background similar to Carol Danvers. Anna Trov has not done a major blockbuster action film however.
✔ Great at playing lead
✔ Played a character with military background
✘ Has never done a major blockbuster before
Fans of the TV series ‘Vikings’ can understand this choice for Katheryn Winnick. Not only does she kick ass in the TV show but also in real life as she has a background in martial arts. Is moving from a supporting role in a TV series to leading the first female lead role in the Marvelverse to much of a jump however?
✔ Martial artist, rising star
✘ Never lead a film before
Another actress on our list who looks exactly the character. Taylor Schilling is more recognisable donning a orange jumpsuit in the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’. Can she make a change in scenery from a prison interior to a cosmic landscape?
✔ looks the part, rising star
✘ Has never been in a major film before