‘Avengers 2′: Why Ms. Marvel May Be Introduced & Actresses Rumored to Play Her

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 6:48 pm,

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The epic Marvel Movie rumor saga continues today, but instead of new speculation on Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, or even James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we’re jumping ahead all the way to The Avengers 2, for new discussion about a Marvel superhero who has long been rumored to be a prime candidate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ms. Marvel.

 

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Who Is Ms. Marvel?

If you’re not all that familiar with the character, in the comics Ms. Marvel (a.k.a. Major Carol Danvers) started as an Air Force officer unknowingly working with alien superhero Captain Marvel. Later, as the result of an explosion involving alien technology, Danvers was gifted with powers including super strength, flight and enhanced agility and stamina. During the character’s evolution through the ’80s and ’90s, she was also endowed with the cosmic powers of energy absorption and energy projection in the form of “photonic blasts.” After fading into obscurity for a time, Ms. Marvel returned as a mainstream character in her own comic book series, and became a major character in the new incarnation of The Avengers in the 2000s.

The Daily Mail reports that Looper star Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson, star of BBC’s hit series Luther, are both being eyed by Marvel for the role of Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel in The Avengers 2. Of course, since it is a British tabloid site proclaiming this, we’ve taken a hearty dose of salt along with the rumor – but it’s not necessarily one we can (or even want to) automatically shoot down, for several reasons.

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Marvel Cosmic

Marvel Cosmic Universe Movies Avengers 2: Why Ms. Marvel May Be Introduced & Actresses Rumored to Play Her

If you haven’t been reading up on “Phase 2″ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you might not be aware of where things are headed next. Aside from the expanding the world of superheroes on Earth (in films like  Iron Man 3 or Captain America 2), the MCU is going to blast off into the cosmic realms of space – in films like Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy - ostensibly setting the stage for Avengers post-credits villain Thanos to become a major antagonist.

Ms. Marvel is one of the main “cosmic powered” heroes in the Marvel Universe, so it makes a lot of sense for the character to appear in the Phase 2 story arc – even if her origin comes as a sort of epilogue to Avengers 2, and helps kick off “Phase 3″ of the MCU. Given the growing evidence that Thor 2 will see Odin’s vault being breached – spewing iconic sources of cosmic power out into the MCU – an origin story for Ms. Marvel (revised from the Kree/Skrull alien origin in the comics) is certainly a possibility.

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New Roster

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On the business side of things,  Avengers 2 will see at least Robert Downey Jr. coming to the end of his contractual obligations with Marvel (not to mention possible end to his patience with fanboy mania) – and after The Avengers 3, contracts for the rest of the principal cast start to run out as well. This would presumably open the door for new characters (and subsequently new actors) to take the reigns of the MCU thereafter.

We already speculate that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will kick-off a storyline in which Winter Soldier – a.k.a Bucky (Sebastian Stan) from The First Avenger - eventually takes over the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans); in the mid-2000s comics, Ms. Marvel climbed into the limelight alongside Bucky’s Captain America, so a similar transition in the MCU is not at all out of the question.

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Star Power

While I personally think Ruth Wilson would be a smart pick for the role of Ms. Marvel (her work on Luther was pretty impressive), we know that Marvel has been trying to work with Emily Blunt for some time; in fact, she was originally up to play Black Widow before scheduling conflicts killed the deal and Scarlett Johansson walked away with the role. Blunt told us personally that she still wants to work with Marvel, so this Ms. Marvel rumor about her isn’t so out-of-left-field. Given her increased fame, Blunt would also be the type of recognizable (but still affordable) name that Marvel wants to have on a marquee; though, a lot of fans have always held out hope that she will be handed the role of The Wasp. We’ll see.

Previous rumors have stated actresses like  Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski being up for the role of Ms. Marvel, but we’re perfectly happy with the two young ladies (Wilson, Blunt) who are said to be in the running at this point. How about you? Do you have a favorite between the two, or were you hoping for somebody different?

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Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 and The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.

Source: The Daily Mail

Ms. Marvel Header Image Art courtesy of JPRart; All other Comic Book Artwork is property of Marvel Comics.

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  1. I’m a die hard Carol Danvers fan. I run her Facebook fan page and I do several variations of her for cosplay. The idea of seeing her in a movie just makes me so happy that words can’t express how I would feel. I even wrote a blog about how I think she’ll fit into Phase 2. That being said, I can only see Yvonne Strahovski play Carol. I admit that I don’t know too much of Ruth Wilson and I really do love Emily Blunt but I don’t like either of them for this role. I think both would be a much better Scarlet Witch. Yvonne is just perfect. Granted, she’s probably the least experienced actress of the 3 but I know her from watch Chuck and I truly think that she could pull it off. This is just my 2 cents but I’d love to hear what you guys think.

    • I second that and will throw in Ali Larter as well.

    • Completely agree.

  2. I could see Ali or Yvonne doing justice. I was also thinking Jessica Biel.

    • Hey I also Agree with you I think that Jessica Biel/Timberlake should be the Ms. Marvel I mean because WHY NOT?….I think that she would be Perfect as Ms. Marvel 100%

  3. Mikey,
    Biel… Nice! That lucky Justin Timberwhatisname.. grrrr!

  4. Why not Yvonne Strahovski for this role? She would be the perfect Miss Marvel!

    There is a petition on Facebook, we try to reach a lot of fans to sign it.
    https://www.facebook.com/PetitionAvengers2YvonneStrahovskiForMissMarvel

    And also, if you’re not convinced, watch this video, it can make you change your decisions :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0RmNsKimTo

    If you want Yvonne to take part of this movie, like the page! Of course, we’re not sure it will change something, but without trying, we wil lnever know (and we have nothing to lose! We could regret it if we don’t do it :D )

    Thanks^^

  5. I think Willa Ford would be a great Ms. Marvel, shes a great actress did an amazing job in Magic City. I think she needs a break out role to show what an awesome actress she is.

  6. I think Ms. Marvel should be played by a convincing actress. I know she’s old, but maybe ashley Judd. Ms. Marvel is a heavy hitter and a well known actress is needed to make her fit on screen. For some reson, i can for the life of me think of a worth well known actress that would fit that role, other than Judd
    Maybe renee zellweger. Change that charliz theron as Ms marvel

    • Ashley Judd?? hmmm… never thought of her as sexy. I’ll cosign on the Willa Ford idea (had to google her. Yowza!).
      I can see her in a super suit of some kind.

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar… little bit older, looking for a new vehicle, favourite of Joss Whedon, known for kicking ass on occasion. Reckon she could handle it. Perhaps doesn’t quite have the star power these days but could quite easily and would almost certainly be affordable.

  7. Emily Blunt I think would be a much better Scarlet Witch. These British actors are hungryand Edris Elba have been in Thor and Ghost Rider Emily is in she just have to pick a role.(my opion)

  8. Ruth Wilson looks the part. I think Amber Heard could play the part. Sienna Miller and Blake Lively could work too but the only thing with those two girls is that i dont think they would fit the character but they would look good.
    I deffinately agree with Willa Ford tho!!
    I’m sure whomever joss whedon casts will be great! Cant wait!

  9. Hmmm….Let me see. Joss Whedon, director…Carol Danvers: Sara Michelle Gellar. Captain Mar-vel: David Boreanaz. Ant-Man: Nathan Fillion. The Wasp: Jewel Staite. There you go.

  10. Um…me?! Although I would have to go back to being a blonde, I would make the sacrifice. ;)

    Honestly though, I really hope they choose a tall, muscular, athletic woman. I realize most actresses are short and tiny, but a super hero should have a commanding presence, especially Carol Danvers. Scarlett Johansson was indeed a convincing Black Widow, but all throughout the movies, I COULD NOT get over the issue of her height once it was pointed out to me.

    Please Marvel, give us strong women some love. 5’9″ minimum…

    (PS I actually want to go to my first SDCC in 2013 as Ms Marvel; any tips?)

  11. I like Yvonne Strahovski for Ms. Marvel she has the looks, the build, and she can do action as can be seen in Chuck to portray a good MS. Marvel.

    I also like what hotwhilz said about David Boreanaz being Captain Mar-vell and Jewel Staite being Wasp but disagree with Nathan Fillion as Ant-man.

  12. I think I would actually be perfect for the role of Ms. Marvel. So, go ahead and pick me, Mr. Lee :) I’m your Carol Danvers.
    5’10″, 150lbs, and built like a brick house with a mouth to rival RDJ’s :D

    Seriously. I mean it!

    If nothing else, open the role-search to the fans, start a competition. Rounds of elimination, and the winner gets the role! Marvel could get tons of exposure on it, and the fandom could get a say in who plays her. Its genius, really. Fans make the films successful. This could only benefit everybody on the planet lol

  13. Change my mind after hearing that rumor that Stephanie Szostak could be wasp in Iron Man 3 and after seeing her online, she’s my pick for wasp she looks like a total glamour girl like janet van dyne was in the comics. Also i finally thought of a good ant-man Ewan McGregor as Henry Pym.

  14. we really want to see Serinda Swan as Wanda Maximmof / Scarlet Witch for The Avenger 2 2015 Movie…. bring Black-bolt + Vision + Medusa + Henry Pym and added main villains Kang the Conqueror and Namor ( Taking Atlantis’s Kingdom )

  15. I don’t understand !! if they are going to do another Avenger Movie I mean Avenger part 2, the big question which the most important is ;

    Where is SCARLET WITCH ?? she would need to pick up from X-men Character
    where is DOCTOR STRANGE ?? he’s a familiar magical marvel character
    where is BLACK BOLT ?? he’s the most important and the most famous !!
    where is SENTRY AND NOVA ?? they both are excellent for this past
    where is CONQUEROR AND ENCHANTRESS ?? they both are strong super villains
    where is ETERNITY ?? the most powerful villain for this part movie

  16. I think Alice Eve would make a perfect Ms. Marvel , she’s a good actress , smoking body , won’t demand a lot of salary if you guys don’t know who she’s is she was in she’s out of my league

    • They can not use Wanda. Owned by same studio that owns X-Men

      • Not true. Sony and Marvel Films both have the rights to use Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

  17. Emily Blunt makes a perfect wasp

  18. Beyonce would crush it as Ms. Marvel.

    • Please, NO!!! She can not act at all. She would wear the hell out of the Ms. Marvel uniform though

  19. Personally, I think that Kaley Cuoco would make an excellent Ms. Marvel, but I’m happy with Ruth Wilson if she gets it, lol.

  20. Stacy Kiebler would make a great Ms Marvel. Laura Vandervoot would b good too.

  21. I honestly am not sure I would want to see anybody other than Yvonne Strahovski. She was the main reason I started looking to see if there is any more new news about a possible film adaption of Ms Marvel. So my vote, if a tally is being taken anywhere, is Yvonne Strahovski all the way.

  22. Not only to just to add my ‘Hells Yeah’ to Ms Marvel in one of the upcoming Marvel movies, and not sure what the ‘Hollywood Gods’ consensus is, but I’d like to throw in the hat of an unknown actress that a few in the Marvel geek-dom world (me included of course), KNOW would be the perfect Carol Danvers/Ms Marvel. Amelia Scott.

    There’s both Facebook, Flikr, and Blogger.com, fan pages dedicated to both ‘show’ you why she’s THE pick (or at least should be a SERIOUS contender). Judge for yourself of course. Just search for ‘Cast Amelia Scott as Ms Marvel’ on Facebook or Flikr, or check the Blog listed in the website field.

    If any ‘Hollywood Casting Gods’ are listening, at the very least, check out her IMDB page. She’s under ‘Amelia Scott (II)’.

  23. I vote Holly Hunter. I know she’s 55, but she’s in damn good shape and would play a fairly convincing Ms. M. I mean, if Danvers is a Major, then I find it hard to believe someone as young as Ms. Blunt playing her. Plus, I don’t want someone as small as Emily Blunt or Ruth Wilson playing Ms. M. She isn’t some Wai Fu chick; she’s closer to an Amazon.

  24. Emily Blunt would be better as Scarlet Witch

  25. Okay, for Ms. Marvel here are my picks
    Charlize Theron. ( she already played a super strong hot blonde in Hawthorne and owned her own in Aeon Flux. I also think that she would get Carol’s personality very quickly because of the complexity of her character).

    Jessica Biel because she has acted in Marvel films before (Blade).

    Ali Later: She BASICALLY played the part of Carol Danvers in Heroes. She was a blonde with super strength and multiple personality disorder. Lol! I jest but she’d be great at it.

    We can’t forget Yvonne either although we have to take into consideration that Ms. Marvel is basically Marvel’s Wonder Woman. Well, at least to me I think Charlize would nail it.

  26. Okay, for Ms. Marvel here are my picks
    Charlize Theron. ( she already played a super strong hot blonde in Hawthorne and owned her own in Aeon Flux. I also think that she would get Carol’s personality very quickly because of the complexity of her character).

    Jessica Biel because she has acted in Marvel films before (Blade).

    Ali Later: She BASICALLY played the part of Carol Danvers in Heroes. She was a blonde with super strength and multiple personality disorder. Lol! I jest but she’d be great at it.

    Yvonne’s great too

  27. Okay, for Ms. Marvel here are my picks
    Charlize Theron. ( she already played a super strong hot blonde in Hancock and owned in Aeon Flux. I also think that she would get Carol’s personality very quickly because of the complexity of her character).

    Jessica Biel because she has acted in Marvel films before (Blade).

    Ali Later: She BASICALLY played the part of Carol Danvers in Heroes. She was a blonde with super strength and multiple personality disorder. Lol! I jest but she’d be great at it.

    Yvonne’s great too

  28. Katee Sackhoff. No question. So say we all, Starbuck!

  29. this is a tough decision to make.

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