Marvel is getting ready for the L.A. premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in just a few weeks, with the studio sending out a media alert today that lists the cast members who have been confirmed to attend the red carpet event. Surprisingly, the list includes two actresses who have never been mentioned before as part of the cast, Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy. Disney has confirmed that the actresses inclusion on the cast list was not a mistake, leading many to wonder if either of these actresses are playing Captain Marvel.
A report surfaced last week that Avengers: Age of Ultron will introduce Carol Danvers, to set up the character before her Captain Marvel movie hits theaters November 2, 2018. A few days later, that rumor was shot down by a "source close to the production," but we'll find out for sure in just a few weeks when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters. Still, it does lead one to wonder why actresses of Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy's caliber were never announced by Marvel in the first place.
It's possible that they may only have cameo roles, but then again, why would Marvel even have them hit the red carpet for such an insignificant role? Even if neither actress is playing Captain Marvel, it's possible that these are two characters who could be introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron to help set up bigger roles in Captain America: Civil War, the first of Marvel's nine-movie Phase Three lineup. When you take all of Phase Three into consideration, the possibilities are endless as to who these actresses could be playing.
Julie Delpy is best known for playing Celeste in Richard Linklater's trilogy, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Linda Cardellini will next be seen in Welcome to Me alongside Kristen Wiig, which, ironically, opens on the same day as Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1. Do you have any theories about who these actresses may be playing in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Let us know what you think below.