‘Mission: Impossible’ Actress Eyed to Play Captain Marvel

By September 10, 2015
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In the movie industry, there’s always the “next big thing”, that actor or actress that you keep hearing about over and over again leading up to their next film. Sometimes they end up living up to the hype like Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender, and other times, they don’t – to put it simply enough. However, with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson, the Swedish-born movie star more than lived up to her hype.

Speaking with the elegance of a modern-day Ingrid Bergman and kicking ass as well as anyone in the Fast and Furious movies, it’s no surprise why Ferguson has managed to skyrocket into super-stardom following her amazing turn as Ilsa in the film. She’s already landed some interesting roles in the month and a half since the movie’s theatrical release, including a role alongside Emily Blunt in the upcoming adaptation of The Girl on the Train. However, it looks like she may be on the verge of landing her biggest part yet.

According to a new rumor by Heroic Hollywood, Marvel is reportedly looking at the Rogue Nation star to play Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel in the 2018 standalone film. While no offer or deal has been made yet, the report states that going along with the studio’s past patterns, they’re looking at Ferguson for the role, not only for her clear talent onscreen, but also for her current star power.

While this is just a rumor, and should be taken with a large grain of salt, it’s an interesting prospect nonetheless. The Captain Marvel character has been at the center of a lot of debates since the movie’s announcement last year, with fans creating more possible casting choices for the role than you could possibly imagine. While the main fan favorites have seemed to be Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski, Emily Blunt, Katheryn Winnick, as well as a few others, I don’t think many people might be expecting this choice.

Most of the fans’ choices for the Danvers character have revolved around actresses who played roles a lot like the character in the past. With Sackhoff it was her part as Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica, and with Strahovski it was her role as Sarah on Chuck. Aside from the fact that she’s the hottest thing in the industry right now though, Ferguson legitimately showed range and charisma onscreen that not many other talents have nowadays.

She has a quality about her that makes you think she was sent from the past during the Golden Age of the 1940s or 50s, and while she doesn’t act or even look much like the character on the page, it seems like she could bring something to this character that some of the other popular choices couldn’t. If Marvel thinks so too, then that means they see something in this combination as well, and in my humble opinion, they haven’t made a bad casting choice yet. If this is our future Captain Marvel – then I’m in.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theatres on November 2nd, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable