Marvel Studios has plenty of projects mapped out - all the way through 2028 - but there are many roles in upcoming movies and television series that have yet to be cast. Possible side characters for cinematic sequels such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (which is not yet confirmed), Captain America 3 and Thor 3 will need to be filled, as well as the lead roles of other upcoming projects like the as-of-yet unofficial Doctor Strange or only-rumored Ms. Marvel film.
But, while there are plenty of roles available in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, there are four big roles to be filled on the television side. Particularly, Marvel’s television series and culminating miniseries to be produced with Netflix: The Defenders. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage haven’t been officially cast yet, though that should change soon - seeing how the Daredevil series begins shooting in New York City this summer.
Earlier today, star of ABC’s The Middle, Eden Sher, tweeted that she attended what was supposed to be a short meeting at Marvel, but turned into a three-hour long encounter. Her reaction -- a mixture of optimism and being somewhat overwhelmed -- seems to point at some sort of agreement between Sher and Marvel.
Read her tweet:
Went to marvel offices at noon for a "15 minute meeting." 3 hrs and 80 lbs of issues later, here I am paralyzed from excitement.
— Eden Sher (@edensher) May 21, 2014
Marvel also tweeted about Sher’s visit to the offices, though according to their Twitter it had more to do with The Middle’s season finale and Sher’s love of comics than casting discussions.
Read Marvel’s tweet:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 21, 2014
Sher, who got her start on Showtime’s Weeds, has played awkward middle daughter Sue Heck on The Middle for five seasons and will return for the show’s sixth season in the fall. However, by the sound of it, Sher may soon be transitioning from the family-oriented sitcom to a different Disney-owned property - one that involves superpowers, rather than slapstick humor.
Though it’s unclear - and wholly open to speculation - what role (if any) Marvel is possibly eying Sher for, it must be a character that requires “80 lbs” worth of comic books. As of right now there are two major contenders for who that character could be: Jessica Jones or Ms Marvel. Many are leaning toward Ms Marvel as one of Sher’s followup tweets was directed at Sana Amanat, the Marvel editor who helped create the newest Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan.
Read Sher’s followup tweet:
@MiniB622 literally mad that walking is keeping me from starting Ms. Marvel rn. TYVM 4 the issues. Promise next time I see you I won't cry.
— Eden Sher (@edensher) May 21, 2014
Rumors have surfaced about whether Ms Marvel would appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it has not been confirmed. Additionally, the Avengers sequel began filming in February and is well into production, so if Ms Marvel were to appear it would only be in a small role. (Like, maybe a mid-credits scene? Just throwing it out there...) Whereas, by comparison, Jessica Jones is still a ways from beginning production and will need to be cast sometime in the coming months.
Though Sher’s appearance falls more in line with Jessica Jones, her age is closer to the younger Ms. Marvel - especially Kamala Khan, who is in high school and whose character is somewhat similar to the awkward teenager that Sher plays on The Middle. Either superheroine is a possibility at this point, but nothing has been confirmed.
Do you think Sher is close to being cast (or maybe even has been cast) in Marvel role - and if so, which one? Let us know in the comments.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters May 1st, 2015; stay tuned to Screen Rant for more updates on Marvel’s Netflix series.
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