Olivia Wilde Wants to Be Captain Marvel

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:43PM
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Captain Marvel
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:43PM
Olivia Wilde Wants to Be Captain Marvel
It seems like every actresses lately has been throwing their hat into the ring to play Captain Marvel, and it's no surprise since the film is sure to be a big hit as it will be Marvel's first film to feature a solo female hero. And the latest start to express interest in the role is none other than Olivia Wilde.

The idea was jumpstarted by Film School Rejects, who published an article expressing why they thought Wilde should play the hero, and be directed in the film by Reed Morano. Morano then tweeted the story to Wilde and asked her what she thought about it, to which she replied: "Oh hell yeah. Let's DO this."



Wilde then followed up that interest in an interview with Cinema Blend, where she discusses the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what she would like to see happen with their female characters. Hint: She thinks they need to be more complex. 

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"I'm a big fan of superhero films, and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The thing with female superheroes is that, in order to be powerful, they are flawless. The idea of kick-ass power lacks a certain nuance, at times. There is something to be said for a female director working to create a female superhero that perhaps [has] a little more complexity ... Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles. Look at what Robert Downey brought to Iron Man. A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance. I think that the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws. But I think when they are translated into film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!"
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It sure sounds like Wilde has some ideas and is up to the task, so the ball is in your court, Marvel. We just wonder what Ronda Rousey would think of all of this.
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