The rumor of the day happens to be a huge one concerning one of Marvel’s upcoming Phase Three films, Captain Marvel. Over the last several months, there have been rumors of the studio courting for Angelina Jolie to direct their first female centered solo film. Well now some more fuel is being lit to that fire, as a source at OK! Magazine claims Jolie and Charlize Theron have developed a strong friendship. That friendship could result in the duo taking on Captain Marvel, and apparently Theron’s casting is the key to Jolie signing on.
Marvel has been courting Angie to direct the project and Charlize is a clear fan favourite for the starring role. If Charlize were to get the part, Angie would almost certainly sign on to work with her new pal.
Okay this is CRAZY, both in a good way and a bad way. But first this rumor has to be taken with a grain of salt. I’m just going to go with it for the time being. The pairing of Jolie and Theron is a powerful on paper and could work on screen. Marvel works in a collaborative way in where a director like Jolie would have the support to help deliver a solid flick for the character. She’s a director with proven talent, and the character of Captain Marvel could be a compelling choice.
The bigger surprise is the idea of Charlize Theron as Captain Marvel. The 39 year old actress looks a decade younger, so theoretically she could play the character for multiple films. She also has experience in the superhero genre, starring along side Will Smith in Hancock.
I guess it all depends on what direction Marvel wants to take the character, and how long and how big of a part she will have in the films moving forward. I’d imagine with the established characters in the MCU running near the end of their current contracts, Marvel would want their new characters to be a bit younger. Then again, Chadwick Boseman is making his debut as Black Panther at the age of 38.
The pairing of Jolie and Theron would be huge. Once again, take this rumor with a grain of salt, but the idea is kind of awesome. Marvel is currently prepping to announce their new Spider-Man. In the next several months, we should have word on more Phase Three films going into their early development.
Does the pairing of Jolie and Theron for Captain Marvel sound ideal to you?
Here’s the line up for Marvel’s Phase Three films.