With this weekend’s release of Captain America: Civil War, which has already raked in a whopping $25 million in domestic ticket sales on opening night, Marvel Studios kicked off Phase 3 of its cinematic universe with a bang. Additionally, the studio has a whole slate of films lined up over the next few years, including standalone features Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel, as well as sequels such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Thanks to the MCU's growing popularity, plenty of well-known and respected actors have appeared in past Marvel films, such as Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now, it seems Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Agent X) may be joining the superhero shared universe.
The actress recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, alongside Civil War star Sebastian Stan, when the host asked her if she would ever consider being in a superhero flick. She replied, “I am going to do a Marvel movie.” When asked to further elaborate, she said:
I'm just doing a wee part in a Marvel movie, upcoming, and I can’t tell, because you know, you have to sign confidentiality agreements. But I’m going to do a wee part in a Marvel movie now. That's it.
So which movie is Stone referring to? The actress didn’t delve into any specifics, and the announcement even seemed to take Stan by surprise. But, if Stone does mean "now" in the literal sense, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently in production, with Spider-Man: Homecoming, or Thor: Ragnarok additionally set for release next year.
Still, it remains to be seen whether Stone’s “wee part” (a cameo, perhaps?) will be in a film released by Marvel Studios or a Marvel movie under the umbrella of 20th Century Fox, which owns the rights to Marvel’s X-Men and Deadpool characters. Fox has its own slate of Marvel movies that are in various stages of development and set to hit theaters in the coming years.
Perhaps the Marvel part will atone for the Stone's role in the 2004 super-flop, Catwoman, in which the actress played the villainous Laurel Hedare opposite Halle Berry's good kitty role. Both Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds have recently returned to the superhero genre after starring in their own flops; Affleck bounced back from 2003's Daredevil to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Reynolds redeemed the Merc with a Mouth from X-Men Origins: Wolverine in this year's Deadpool film. But, given the vagueness of Stone's comment without any official announcements, fans can only speculate.
Captain America: Civil War is now playing in theaters. Doctor Strange arrives on November 4, 2016, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
X-Men: Apocalypse will see theatrical release in the U.S. on May 27th, 2016, followed by Wolverine 3 on March 3rd, 2017, and unannounced X-Men films on October 6th, 2017 (possibly Gambit), January 12th, 2018 (possibly Deadpool 2), and July 13th, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden