Ever since Marvel introduced their inter-connected cinematic universe with 2008’s Iron Man, a role as a big-screen comic book superhero has become Hollywood’s new brass ring. The MCU catapulted Robert Downey Jr. to the top of the A-list, made stars of Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and helped solidify Scarlett Johansson’s status as a major box office draw.
As the MCU expands into the realm of magic (Doctor Strange) and the truly cosmic (Guardians of the Galaxy) it seems like there’s room for any kind of actor willing to play ball and sign a multi-picture contract. Plenty of names have been associated with various upcoming roles, and some other stars (like Mark Wahlberg) have gone on the record about their interest in joining the MCU.
We can now add Twilight star Kristen Stewart to that list. Stewart discussed her role in the upcoming Still Alice with Yahoo! Movies, and after explaining how she wants to keep her choice of roles “unpredictable,” she commented on movies like Marvel’s blockbusters, saying:
“I love watching those movies. I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance.”
Stewart pointed out that her headlining role in the big-budget fairy tale update Snow White and the Huntsman is similar to a Marvel role and as for which franchise in particular she’d be interested in, Stewart stated:
“I’m sure I could get on board with Captain America, you know what I mean?… It would just have to be the right thing.”
This feels more like an offhand remark than anything else, but with Stewart having spent the last few years earning her indie cred with fare like Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria, could she be signalling that she really does want in on a Marvel franchise? If so, the studio could be listening.
After all, Phase 2 of the MCU is about to close out with a bang with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, leading to 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and beyond. We’ll meet a new breed of super-powered characters with potential franchise-starters like The Inhumans and even female-centric roles like Captain Marvel – so there is no shortage of parts for Stewart to take on.
What do you think, Screen Ranters? Is Kristen Stewart a good fit for the MCU? Who could she play?
Source: Yahoo! Movies