Part of Marvel’s big announcement of future films was a confirmed Captain Marvel feature film. Captain Marvel is due out in 2018 with the character Carol Danvers being the first female marvel superhero to have a feature film. DC have their female lead film in the form of a Wonder Woman feature being led by actress Gal Gadot. However, the actress for Captain Marvel hasn’t been decided. Today, we will look into some of our recommended candidates.
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Gina Carano

She is best known for her career in mix martial arts and being a Strikeforce champion. With Gina Carano on set, not only could her character do serious damage to the rest of the cast, but so could she. However, Gina isn’t known for her acting abilities as much as her fighting. As a side note, it would also be awesome to have the ex-girlfriend of Superman, Henry Cavill, playing a similar character in the Marvel universe.
✔ Mix martial arts champion
✔ Can do own stunts
✔ Strong
✘ Not known for her acting ability
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Emily Blunt

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.
✔ ‘Edge of tomorrow’ performance
✔ Can go toe-to-toe with rest of Avengers cast
✘ Is she available to commit to franchise?
✘ Never done a franchise before
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Jessica Biel

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

Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Charlize Theron

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
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Alice Eve

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?
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Shaliene Woodley

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
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Chloe Bennet

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…

 Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Katee Sackhoff

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?
 Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Anna Torv

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
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?

Katheryn Winnick

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
Who Should Play Captain Marvel?
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