With nine movies planned for Marvel Phase 3, we can expect most of Hollywood will be rumored for one character or another, but perhaps the most coveted is that of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. And while the movie doesn't actually hit theater screens until 2018, its rumored that the character will appear at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. If this is true, casting discussions are obviously underway for this scene that has not yet been shot. One possible candidate is Interstellar actress Jessica Chastain, who confirms she has met with the studio, and that she wants to play one of the superheroes, not a civilian. Does that mean she is suiting up as Captain Marvel?
The actress won't reveal which character she might be taking on, but she does say this about her interest in the role, and the huge possibility that she may soon become a part of the Marvel family.
"We've talked about aligning our forces in the future. And here's the thing with me... If you're going to be in a superhero movie, you only get one chance. You're that character forever. So why do a superhero movie and play the boring civilian? Whatever it is, I want a fight scene. I could be an incredible villain. I could be a hero. I want a cool outfit, and I want to kick ass. There was one thing...I don't want to say too much - but there was one thing, there was a possibility in the future of the character becoming... And I was like, 'I understand that, but I want to do it now.'"
Her wording here also may hint that she is not playing Carol Danvers, as they are looking for someone soon to appear at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, with the character carrying over into Captain America: Civil War, where we are confirmed to get a whole new team of heroes.
When asked specifically about Captain Marvel, the actress says:
"Yes I do know about that...Listen, that's 2018. We don't know where we'll be, maybe I'll give up acting by then."
What do you think? Is Jessica Chastain the perfect actor for Captain Marvel? Or do you have someone better in mind?
Updated: Shortly after this story broke, Jessica Chastain went to her Twitter account with the following message, denying she has ever spoken to Marvel about a role in Captain Marvel:
Oops uh oh....I've never had talks about Captain Marvel. Was referring to a different film from over a year ago, in my recent MTV interview.— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 4, 2014