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‘Captain Marvel’ Movie Update: Will Jessica Chastain Play The Role Of Carol Danvers?

By Sunia Mukherjee | May 04, 2016 02:50 AM EDT


''Captain Marvel'' probably is one of the most awaited movies from the house of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The speculation for the casting for the role of the protagonist Carol Danvers is on for the last few years. Jessica Chastain is one name which came up in some of the articles and fan forums as a popular choice in the last few weeks.

The 39 year old American actress Chastain became a household name by her brilliant performances in movies like Ridley Scott's science fiction film ''The Martian,'' J. C. Chandor-directed crime drama ''A Most Violent Year'' and Guillermo del Toro's gothic romance ''Crimson Peak.'' Way back in 2014, Inverse came up with an article which talked about the possibility of casting Jessica Chastain in the lead role of Carol Danvers.

When she was asked if she would like to play the role of Carol Danvers, her response was extremely positive. ''Yeah. People have asked me if I'd be interested in playing a superhero or doing a superhero film" she revealed. "And absolutely, but for me, in any genre of film that you do... I want to be part of it. So if I'm doing a superhero film, I want to wear a costume, I want a fight scene, I don't want to be the girlfriend or the civilian that's taking care of superheroes or whatever. I want to be part of the action. So if they came a calling that sounds very cool."

As per the updates on Box office Mojo and Rotten Tomatoes, her role as Melissa Lewis in Ridley Scott's American science fiction film ''The Martian'' which was releasd on Oct. 2, 2015 in the US, made her a popular choice for the role of Carol Danvers.

While talking about the movie ''The Martian'' she had revealed her desire to work on sci-fi movies. "Matt Damon is playing the lead in the film" she explained. "And I'm playing an astronaut who tries to rescue him. I'm really excited to work with Ridley. I've always loved his work - ever since Alien with Ripley. He's incredible and I love the worlds he creates. Also after I saw the film [Interstellar] I thought 'Wow it's such a great film - that would have been amazing - I want to wear wires now and be an astronaut.' And then right after I saw it I got a call that said would I be interested in playing an astronaut. It happened all in line!"

Katheryn Winnick too gained a lot of popularity for this role after her successful TV series ''Vikings.'' Her role as Lagertha in season 4 too is mesmerising the audience. Her upcoming movie ''Geostorm'' too has a lot of expectations. Natalie Dormer is not much talked about for this role after her last movie ''The Forest'' failed to create a wave in the box-office.

Bryce Dallas Howard's forthcoming movie  ''Pete's Dragon,'' which will be released on Aug. 12, 2016 might pave way for her bagging this role. However, it might depend on the success of this movie. ''Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'' famed actress Rebecca Ferguson is a popular choice for this movie, however her hands are tied with many forthcoming projects. It is not sure whether she will be able to give dates for ''Captain Marvel.''

Ferguson is already working on ''Despite the Falling Snow,'' ''Florence Foster Jenkins,'' ''The Girl on the Train,'' ''Prometheus 2: Alien Covenant,''  ''The Snowman.'' The expected release date of Captain Marvel will be March 8, 2019, however MCU is working hard to finalise on the cast of this upcoming movie.

Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, Maika Monroe, Katee Sackhoff, Olivia Wilde, Ronda Rousey and Emily Blunt too are considered for this role. However, the makers have not yet finalised the casting of the main protagonist and the speculations are on. However, the makers have made it very clear that they will consider the views of the fans and are constantly monitoring the forums which has fans talking about their favorite actress.

So who do you think should bag the role? Please let us know.

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