“Captain Marvel” will revolve around the US Air Force pilot Danvers whose DNA was fused with an alien after an accident.
Previous contenders for the Captain Marvel role include Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Katheryn Winnick and Bryce Dallas Howard, but Marvel is still on the lookout for someone to play the part, but apparently although the unnamed source says Rebecca Ferguson is at the top of Marvel’s list, they haven’t yet made any offer to the actress. After today’s rumor, her reasons for dropping out are certainly raising a few eyebrows. Her next movie is now The Girl on the Train, a movie based on the novel by Paula Hawkins with Tate Taylor (The Help) attached as the director and Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) co-starring. This may be seen as good news for Marvel Studios, as it means that she won’t be involved with a competing superhero franchise. Critics and fans alike applauded not only her performance, but the fact that the character was allowed to exist on her own merit, and avoided the exhausted “love interest” action movie tropes. It was this role that presumably greased the wheels getting her into Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and now it seems that she’s getting attention from huge productions left and right. Touted to be rising to stardom, it looks like Marvel might be the first to jump on her bandwagon for the role of Captain Marvel. Marvel has a history pulling in some big names and Mission Impossible could have bumped Ferguson into their view.
Theron is fresh from her tough female role Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road“, which she co-starred with Tom Hardy.
Ferguson came into the limelight with her outstanding role in The White Queen series for Starz.
The “Captain Marvel” film will be release in cinemas on July 6, 2018.
So far, Marvel Studios has enlisted Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy“) and Meg LaFauve (“Inside Out”) to script “Captain Marvel“.