Those two most reliable sources in the world The Daily Mail and Bleeding Cool are today suggesting that Joss Whedon has already started the casting for Avengers 2. An interesting claim, especially as they seem to think that Whedon’s first casting move is to find a Ms Marvel for the film. Not Captain Marvel – Ms Marvel. Which doesn’t seem like the sort of move Whedon would make… does it?
The two women linked to the role so far are, according to DM and BC, Emily Blunt – no stranger to Marvel, as she was one of the original choices for Black Widow way back when – and Ruth Wilson. Both British, both brown-haired. Which, again, makes the news seem somewhat unlikely. Two British brunettes in talks for Avengers, and they’re NOT being lined up to play Spider-Woman? Interesting. Also, bear in mind that Whedon is currently supervising on the SHIELD TV series, Avengers 2 isn’t scheduled until 2015, and that casting is still not complete for Captain America 2.
The character of Ms Marvel is so connected to America – a military woman, she practically screams patriotism at the moment – that it’d be a massive risk, really, for Whedon to cast a non-American in the role. And do we really think actresses like Wilson and Blunt would ever wear the Ms Marvel leotard? Psylocke aside, it’s one of the least flattering outfits in comic book history. Eyes front, soldier! This really doesn’t seem like a thing we’re going to see happen. It’s either a lie, or a diversion tactic from Marvel Studios.
I’m willing to be wrong!