CBMB: Is Charlize Theron Really in the Running for Captain Marvel?
By Muuka Muyumba
Seemingly in response to the wild praise for Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron’s name has been bandied about as a possibly candidate for the role of Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel feature from Marvel Studios.
The reports began initially when Angelina Jolie emerged as a rumored name for the director’s chair on the movie. Both Oscar-winners would certainly lend quite a bit of prestige to the role as reports from Ok! Magazine (via Washington Post) had Marvel executives impressed by Jolie’s work on the biopic Unbroken.
The question as to whether this report has any merit is still unanswered, but the prestige pairing would be a coup for Marvel. Two 40 year old Oscar-winning women would also send a message to the film industry which is combating accusations of sexism and ageism in recent weeks.
Captain Marvel is schedule to hit theaters on November 2, 2015.