First, the good:
The bad behind the cut.
Yesterday I told you about the off the panel comments that Joe Quesada had to say about Marvel movies with female leads. Today I bring you more no on the panel comments. Reporter Abby Chandler who writes for the Badhaven site states Quesada told her that:
A script for a Ms/Captain Marvel movie is ready to go. They just needed an actress. Marvel are having a meeting in a couple of weeks and will be ready to announce some films then … He said we’d be pleasantly surprised.
The ongoing Captain Marvel by Kelly DeConnick starts in July so that would be good timing and good publicity.
So there’s the character. But if you remember Quesada said that he couldn’t think of a an actress to for a tentpole film. Let’s help him! Cast Carol Danvers.
Anna Torv, please and thank you.
I know they’d never go for an older Captain Marvel, but I’d kill to see Felicity Huffman take on the character, with a script modeled after Brian Reed’s run on the book that had Carol as an older hero looking back on a life of being second-best and deciding to try for a second act that could outshine the first.
I’ve said this before, I’m sure, but I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that in 2008 a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama was elected president of the United States, and the first movie about the campaign is about the lady who was the vice-presidential candidate on the losing ticket.