In case you don't know who Carol Danvers is, here is a little bio about her:
"Captain Marvel's mortal enemy, Colonel Yon-Rogg kidnapped Carol, using her as bait in his conflict with Mar-vell. In the course of the battle, Carol and Mar-vell were caught in the explosion of a Kree Psyche-Magneton device. The energy bombardment somehow caused Carol’s genetic structure to be melded with Mar-vell's. While Mar-vell was apparently unaltered by the event, Carol was now a perfect hybrid of Kree and human genes. In addition, she possessed all of Mar-vell's Kree knowledge and training. Through this transformation, Ms. Marvel was born."
You can read more at Marvel's website
Now, there is this rumor flying around about Emily Blunt possibly joining the DCCU has me torn. There is speculation as to what role she could be signing up to play. It has been said she’ll be filling the role of Lex Luthor’s bodyguard Mercy Graves. In my opinion, that’s too small a role for her to fulfill. I have also heard the rumor she will be the new Catwoman. She would be a great fit either way, but again, this is all RUMORS. Emily Blunt is an actress of the highest caliber, so adding her to the DCCU roster would add legitimacy to the production. However, as whiny as it sounds, I hope this is a false rumor. Why you ask…well, I want Blunt for Carol Danvers!!
I know she is a perfect fit for the role, but after seeing her in Edge of Tomorrow, it just sealed the deal (well actually, it also sealed the deal that she should have been Wonder Woman, but thats just me). I know she was slated to be a part of the MCCU as the Black Widow but that didn't work out. There is still hope that she can take up the Marvell mantle, and bring the character to the big screen.
Buuuuut let's say those rumors are true, and Emily Blunt does join the cast of Dawn of Justice, there are other actresses that could do the role some serious justice (no pun)........
Tony Award winning actress Lily Rabe is a theatrically trained actress and dance teacher from New York City. Her resume spans TV, Film, and obviously theatre. Rabe is most known for her recurring roles on American Horror story. Her most stand out role being Misty Day from American Horror Story season 3, Coven. Her vast amount of training would definitely come in handy when preparing to don the mantle of Captain Marvel. Watch as she wipes up the floor with Emma Roberts' character on last season of AHS.
Keri Russell was at the top of her stardom in the mid 90s. As WB's star of the show Felicity, the curly haired young lady shot to stardom and quickly. After the cancellation of the show, Russell went off the radar for a long time. Fast forward to 2014, and Russell is back, and more beautiful than ever. From teenage college student on Felicity, to kick ass Russian spy on the TV show The Americans she is back with avengence. Russell has stated she likes to make sure she looks the part and looks believable. She has put a lot of work into working out and martial arts training.
Don't let her beauty fool you. Winnick is the real deal and she is dangerous. The star of the History Channel's show Vikings, this actress’s resume speaks for itself.
-Won silver medals at the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do finals.
-Holds a 3rd-Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 2nd-Degree Black Belt in Karate, and is a licensed bodyguard.
-Opened her first martial arts studio at the age of sixteen, Win Kai Martial Arts, which quickly expanded to three successful branches in New York and Toronto.
That is just her accomplishments outside of cinema. She has starred along-side acting heavyweights such as Christopher Walken, Jake Gyllenhal, Anne Hathaway and Paul Giamatti. She has all the credentials Carol Danvers needs. She would really be able to show off her martial arts ability as Carol Danvers. If you don’t believe me, watch this:
Another recurring cast member of American Horror Story, Paulson has established herself as a major Hollywood player. Her role in the film 12 years a slave earned her a lot of praise and favor of award winning director Steve McQueen. I know Paulson looks a bit older than Carol Danvers is supposed to be, but it doesn’t mean she isn’t right for the part. They could be going for someone more seasoned.
AND THEN....The Fan favorites
Fans like them. They wouldn't be my first choice but oh well.