Even though the arrival of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has pushed it back, we will still be seeing ‘Captain Marvel’ in 2018. However, rumors have been circulating since before the Phase Three slate was announced that Carol Danvers could appear in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Recently, director Joss Whedon revealed that other Marvel characters are lined up to make surprise appearances in the upcoming Phase Two film (and apparently the last one for the fan favorite filmmaker at Marvel Studios for a while). Now, a new update on the character’s future in the MCU has surfaced.
Latino Review’s El Mayimbe is reporting that Marvel Studios has already cast the role of Captain Marvel in preparation for her first appearance in ‘Age of Ultron,’ but the actress is being kept top secret. Previously, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Riddick’ star Katee Sackhoff was said to be connected to the role. Though the casting would be pretty good, no facts have emerged to support the rumor since it first surfaced last year.
Additionally, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has allegedly expressed interest in writing the screenplay. While it’s uncertain whether she landed the job or not, we already know for certain that she’s venturing into film and television along with her husband Matt Fraction thanks to their deal with Universal, so it would totally be fitting for her to bring Carol to the big screen.
Finally, Jim Starlin is supposedly joining the project as a consultant. The legendary comic creator has strong ties to the original Captain Marvel, but he’s also associated with other key players in Marvel’s cosmic side like Adam Warlock, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and Thanos.
You can see the whole report for yourself below thanks to Umberto Gonzalez’s Instagram post:
RT! HOT #MARVEL #RUMOR ABOUT #CAPTAINMARVEL #SPOILER Apparently, from what I’m being told, the rumor is that the studio has cast the role of Carol Danvers & keeping it top secret. I’m also being told we will first see her in #AVENGERS #AgeofUltron as originally written in previous drafts of the screenplay. In terms of the standalone film, the Marvel brain trust has blocked out the plot & story with the intention of bringing an established writer to write the script. Comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick wanted to take a crack at writing the screenplay but I’m not sure if she got the gig. Also, I’m told legendary comic writer Jim Starlin, who has a rich history with Captain Marvel is aboard the project as a consultant. All of the above is #UNCONFIRMED so take with grain of salt until further notice but it’s within the realm of plausibility.
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Just as the post says, all of the above is still unconfirmed. That being said, it would be incredible to see Jim Starlin and Kelly Sue DeConnick work together on ‘Captain Marvel.’ Both comic creators have had a huge impact on the character, so there probably aren’t any other people more qualified to at least consult on the film than these two. And even though the film is still a way away, hopefully we get some solid information on the creative team or the casting sooner rather than later.
What do you think about the latest rumors for ‘Captain Marvel’? Which bits do you hope to be true? And do you have any picks (besides Katee Sackoff) to play Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Sound off in the comment section, Carol Corps!
‘Captain Marvel’ flies into theaters on November 2, 2018.