‘Marvel’ Update: Jessica Chastain Interested to Take ‘Captain Marvel’ Role

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
‘Marvel’  Update: Jessica Chastain Interested to Take ‘Captain Marvel’ Role

Jessica Chastain ( "Mad Men," "Interstellar") teased the possibility to play the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming female-led "Captain Marvel." For more details on this story read on.

According to Comicbook.com, the "Mad Men" actress mentioned to MTV News that Marvel Studio offered her to play the pedestrian version of Carol Danvers before suiting up as Captain Marvel.


“I don’t want to say too much – but there was one thing, there was a possibility in the future of the character becoming…  – And I was like, ‘I understand that, but I want to do it now,” told Chastain to MTV News.

Chastain isn’t totally new with Marvel roles.  In "Iron Man 3," she was originally intended to play Extremis inventor Maya Hansen but was not able to due to conflict in schedule. Moreover, she has told the press that she’d want another shot at a role in a Marvel movie.

Chastain has played guest roles in several television shows before making her feature film debut in the 2008 independent film "Jolene." She gained wide public recognition for her starring roles, especially for her lead performance in the controversial 2012 military thriller film "Zero Dark Thirty." She received wide critical acclaim as well as winning the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her recent film appearance is in Christopher Nolan’s "Interstellar," where she played Murph, Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the pic.

"Captain Marvel" is the studio’s first female-led title. In the comics, there had been 10 persons to don the persona of Captain Marvel, but the pic will focus on the comic’s current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, formerly Miss Marvel. Marvel has been making big efforts to diversify its superhero lineup, not only in the comics but also in the movie universe.

"Captain Marvel" will fly into the big screens in July 6, 2018.

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