ByJordan Best, writer at

It looks as though Marvel are making fellow fans wait almost a lifetime for any casting news related to the Captain Marvel movie. Although I knew the rumors were more than likely not true, I kinda hoped I'd see a surprise Captain Marvel cameo and have a really smug grin when I saw the actress in the role for the first time. The "fan-cast" discussions have thrown many note-worthy contenders into the ring, but I want to share my top picks and mention a few names that probably haven't appeared yet.

1. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Left-field choice but still worthy
Left-field choice but still worthy

In all honesty I'm really surprised I haven't seen her name mentioned more often. She physically resembles the character more than any names I have seen mentioned, and the addition of her Big Bang Theory fans could add more earnings onto the film when released. Although she stars in one of the most popular TV shows around, she is still pretty under the radar (something which Marvel seem to favour) - and I think that she would complement the role just as much as it would complement her.

2. Natalie Dormer

NO JOKE! I think she is Captain Marvel IRL
NO JOKE! I think she is Captain Marvel IRL

Natalie Dormer is a name that keeps appearing when this character is discussed. She has shown in her role on Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games that she can play bad ass characters - and play them well. Casting her in Mockingjay Part 1 was well played, but I think its time that she takes the main role instead of a starring role. Plus she also really looks like Captain Marvel too - I think its only a matter of time!

3. Jessica Chastain

Picture her with blonde hair... it could work!
Picture her with blonde hair... it could work!

Just like Natalie Dormer, Jessica Chastain is another name that appears almost every time the character is discussed. Most people have thought about her as Captain Marvel more than once, and she has even discussed appearing as the character before. If Marvel are clever enough I think they will definitely consider her for the role and keep her on their radar, but I think they will need to act fast because she is very in-demand (and it seems inevitable that DC will try cast her as Poison Ivy at some point). If it doesn't work out though, then they can always go with Bryce Dallas Howard!

4. Kristen Wiig

Its a Marvel movie... we need comedy
Its a Marvel movie... we need comedy

This is a really random choice I know, but I do have my reasons. Aside from being one of the funniest SNL characters of recent time, she is also a very understated "serious" actress. She probably isn't everyone's first choice when it comes to superhero/ action movies but I think the role could potentially suit her well, and being a part of the new Ghostbusters reboot will no doubt boost her profile enough to be a solid contender. She would be able to portray Captain Marvel/ Carol Danvers serious side, as well as add some comedic value that is basically a requirement in most Marvel movies. She would need to gain some muscle in order to accurately play the role, but she has proven that she is game for a challenge and this is definitely a role she could do.

Other Worthy Mentions:

  • Charlize Theron
  • Yvonne Strahovski
  • Emily Blunt
  • Mila Kunis
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Lena Headey
  • Eva Green
  • Jennifer Lawrence

That is my list of top contenders but I am interested to see what others have to say. Thanks for reading! Leave your comments below!


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