Marvel has their schedule planned out well unto 2020. Joining the Avengers, Captain Marvel (The MCU's first female solo hero) will have her own film in 2018. She, along with Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, will lead the Avengers in Phase 4.
Outside of the Inhumans, she is the only Marvel hero who has not been cast. Here are our favorites, and how their performances of the most powerful woman in the MCU would play out.
5. Natalie DormerBad-Ass Roles: Margaery Tyrell (GoT)/Cressida (The Hunger Games)
Natalie Dormer is an up-and-coming star. The youngest candidate on this list, she would probably play Carol as a young pilot, before her promotion to Colonel. Maybe she's a contact of James Rhodes, War Machine, (Don Cheadle), or a security assistant to Cobie Smulder's Maria Hill.
Either way she would be a great choice to interpret Kelly Sue Deconnick's space-faring, new run of Captain Marvel. Full of humor, angst and a youthful Carol, Dormer's snark would be perfect.
4. Yvonne StrahovskiBad-Ass Roles: Sarah Walker (Chuck)/Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect)
Based on her work on the NBC's cult hit Chuck, Yvonne Strahovski's take on Carol Danvers would be more spy than soldier. She's a well trained operative on the level of Black Widow who just happens to be imbued with super strength and flight. Strahovski would easily fit an early interpretation of Carol Danvers. One who's as comfortable in a lab, as she is on the field:
3. Katheryn WinnickBad-Ass Roles: Lagertha (Vikings)
Katheryn Winnick's would make an amazing Carol Danvers. Not as witty as Dormer, and not as put together as Strahovski, Winnick's version would rage against the world around her. We think she'd be best playing a version of Danvers from the 90's.
While she was still Miss Marvel, Danvers suffered many traumas at the hands of friends and foe alike. In response she became a no nonsense brawler, who would punch first and ask questions later. A role right up Winnick's alley.
2. Emily BluntBad-Ass Roles: Rita (Edge of Tomorrow)/Sara (Looper)
Emily Blunt may have the most bona fides on this list. With a resume a mile long, and a wide variety of roles, she has the best established career. As such, expect to see Blunt's take on Carol Danvers to establish a leadership role on the team. With both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. on their way out of the franchise, the team dynamic is likely to change by Avengers: Infinity War.
We'd love to see Blunt come on as a driven fighter, who is forced to take over a team of powerful personalities after a void in leadership.
1. Katee SackhoffBad-Ass Roles: Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica)/ Dahl (Riddick)
Katee Sackhoff seems like the perfect choice for Carol Danvers. Her work on Battlestar Galactica, is the perfect pre-cursor to Marvel's flawed heroine. Katee has the experience to bring as much nuance to Carol's life, struggles, and stress, as her battle prowess.
Captain Marvel is cursed with a disapproving father who she still seeks to impress. It's that pressure which lead her on the path to the military and finally super powers. Like Captain America, she blames herself too harshly when she fails.
Katee is the perfect choice to bring that sense of stubborn responsibility to life.
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