“Captain Marvel” hasn’t announced a leading lady yet, but one actress is throwing her name into the ring. Sienna Miller said that she wants to lead the highly anticipated superhero movie.
Miller was promoting her movie “Burnt” with Bradley Cooper when Marvel movies came up (Cooper voices Rocket in “Guardians of the Galaxy”). The 33-year-old was asked by MTV if she’d like to play the blonde superhero, and Miller didn’t quite know who Captain Marvel was at first.
“Captain Marvel? Is that a girl?” she asked. Once she heard that it is indeed a female character, Miller said she’d want to be involved “if it was a good script.”
The actress also seemed to want to ignore her past with superhero flicks. When Cooper mentioned that she was in one superhero move, she said, “Let’s not talk about it.” He was likely referring to her role in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” but it seems the actress would rather ignore the critically panned 2009 film.
Watch her interview below:
Of course, Miller isn’t the only actress who has thrown her name into the “Captain Marvel” casting pool lately. Olivia Wilde also expressed interest in joining the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film last month. The “Love The Coopers” actress revealed that she’d be thrilled to headline the flick.
“The most interesting characters are the ones who have issues and are flawed individuals,” Wilde told Cinema Blend when asked about why she would want to play Carol Danvers. “It would be nice to give a real history, to give a real, tangible background to this character.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence’s name has also been caught in the “Captain Marvel” casting rumors. When the subject was brought up, a Comic Book Resources reporter asked, “There have been rumors about you playing Captain Marvel for Marvel studios. Would you want to play in the same sandbox with Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt?”
“Well, yes! I would love to play in a sandbox with those two!” Lawrence responded, seemingly ignoring the reporter’s first comment.
Marvel has yet to make any casting announcements for “Captain Marvel.” Kevin Feige previously told MTV that the studio wouldn’t start casting characters until 2016.
“Captain Marvel” is scheduled to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.