A new rumor coming from Heroic Hollywood suggests that Emily Blunt isn’t the lock for Captain Marvel, that Schmoes Know thought she was, as they state another actress known for playing hard-nosed characters is apparently in the running.
They state that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation actress Rebecca Ferguson is now on top of Marvel’s list to play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.
You might remember that Rebecca had been in the mix for the female lead role of Bella Donna in Fox’s Gambit. However, she lost that role to Spectre‘s Lea Seydoux. It’s possible she’s been inquiring other female superhero roles. Although, they say she pulled out of talks for the Gambit role to take a role opposite Emily Blunt in The Girl On The Train.
She gave Tom Cruise a run for his money in Rogue Nation, and with the right director could really knockout the role of Captain Marvel as well. Rebecca might be the kind of actress Marvel wants for the project, as she’s relatively new in Hollywood and likely wouldn’t balk at their lengthy contracts. As much as I’d like to see someone like Emily Bunt or even Charlize Theron, they might be too high-profile for a character like this.
There is also a theory coming from Birth.Death.Movies, that this is just a tactic to scare Emily Blunt into signing a contract, with a hot prospect like Fegurson ready to take her place. That’s if Blunt hasn’t already passed on the role.
Who knows, maybe Rebecca might be our future Carol Danvers?
There has been some speculation that she’d first appear in another Marvel film before her solo adventure in 2018. As both Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon confirmed she was originally to have a cameo at the end of Age of Ultron, with an eventual key role in Captain America: Civil War. We know for sure she’s out of the picture for Ultron, but it remains to be seen if reshoots will allow Danvers to be apart of the final cut of Civil War. This would of course explain her casting before even a director is hired for her solo flick, a process we saw happen with Chadwick Boseman being cast as Black Panther (also without a director) in Civil War.
SOURCE: HEROIC HOLLYWOOD