For the first time in the history of Marvel, a solo female film is in the works. That’s right, Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers is coming to the big screen to kick some butt.
On the Marvel website, the blonde-haired character is described as standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. The skilled pilot has several superpowers, including “flight, enhanced strength, durability and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands.” Captain Marvel, who’s affiliated with the Avengers, also has impeccable hand-to-hand combat skills.
Fans have to wait until July 6, 2018 for Captain Marvel to debut, but we’ve put together a list of several women who can play this feisty character.
Jennifer Lawrence – Have you seen Hunger Games? Or better yet – have you seen Lawrence as X-Men’s Mystique? The 24-year-old is a natural when it comes to fighting danger. It also doesn’t hurt that she slightly resembles Carol Danvers.
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Katee Sackhoff – The Battlestar Galactica actress has been a fan favorite for quite some time. She also seems to be well liked by the creative heads at Marvel, including Joss Whedon, who tweeted a photo of Sackhoff in July as a female Thor. Sackhoff also spoke of the prospect of starring in a Marvel film.
“As of this moment, I have not sat down with anybody from Marvel for any role specifically,” Sackhoff told Vulture in August. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean that something with Marvel is completely off the table for the future.”
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014
Emily Blunt – At one time, the British star was up for Scarlett Johansson’s role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2, but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts. Blunt surely has the look and the 31-year-old is another fan favorite. In fact, fans already took to Twitter to urge Marvel to cast her.
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Zoe Saldana – Colombiana is proof enough that the 36-year-old is perfect for the role.
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Amber Heard – The 28-year-old has the look and attitude to take on such a strong role. And, it doesn’t hurt that Heard loves to play these types of roles.
"I would rather shoot the gun and save the girl or save the guy or be hated than be cute, sweet and adorable and loved," she told E! News in February. "It's way more fun. It's always more fun to play a badass. I always fight for those characters."
— Amber Heard Fan (@aheardfan) September 17, 2014