A new rumor coming from an Indian news site is suggesting Marvel is courting Charlize Theron (Mad Max Fury Road, Monster, Prometheus) for the Captain Marvel lead with Unbroken‘s Angelina Jolie to direct via their London source. Let’s keep in mind the this site isn’t known to us, but it’s also not coming from the usual fanboy circles we associate with fake superhero news stories. Jolie has been linked twice before this new update with Ok! Magazine and Collider naming her as a possible director for Captain Marvel, so it’s not the first time we’ve heard her name attached to the project. However, this is the first time Theron’s name has been linked.
UPDATE: The original source for the story is British tabloid the Daily Star, but we don’t know what their track record is like compared to other papers. Still, it’s something to consider and an established paper tabloid or not is slightly better than a random foreign website.
“An insider spilled the beans that Marvel has been courting Jolie to direct the project, and Theron is a clear fan favourite for the starring role, the Daily Star reported.
Sources also informed that if the ‘Mad Max’ star was to get the part, then Jolie would almost certainly sign on”
I had actually just finished an opinion piece laying-out why I thought Theron is perfect to play Captain Marvel, when this rumor was brought to my attention. As with all rumors don’t treat as gospel until more legitimate sources dig-up or comment on it.
Captain Marvel is currently being written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve with a release date set for November 2nd, 2018.
SOURCE: DAILY STAR