Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Jessica Chastain is one of the most popular and talented actresses working today. She’s in Interstellar this week, A Most Violent Year after that, then Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and Ridley Scott’s The Martian next year. And those are just the confirmed ones.
When an actress has that much buzz surrounding her, you know the big guns come calling. And in Hollywood, these days, Marvel Studios has the biggest gun. Chastain confirmed in a new interview she’s spoken to Marvel about some possible things in the future, but she doesn’t want to play a secondary character. She wants to be a kick-ass hero with a costume and action scenes. However, even though she knows the Captain Marvel release year off the top of her head, she later said that was not the role she talked to them about.
But she did talk to them. So below, watch Chastain’s video interview talking about potentially working for Marvel and run through a few possible Jessica Chastain Marvel roles she could go.
Chastain talked to MTV about Interstellar, and then talked about Marvel. Chastain is asked if she ever talked to them beyond what happened with Iron Man 3 (she was up for Rebecca Hall’s role):
And here’s the bulk of the quote, via CBM:
We’ve talked about aligning our forces in the future. And here’s the thing with me… If you’re going to be in a superhero movie, you only get one chance. You’re that character forever. So why do a superhero movie and play the boring civilian? Whatever it is, I want a fight scene. I could be an incredible villain. I could be a hero. I want a cool outfit, and I want to kick ass. There was a thing…I don’t want to say too much – but there was one thing, there was a possibility in the future of the character becoming… And I was like, ‘I understand that, but I want to do it now.
So, if she wants to be a bad ass, heroic character in the upcoming Marvel universe, and she’s an Oscar winning actress working with the best filmmakers in the world, here are a few possibilities, in order of decreasing likeliness.
When asked about Captain Marvel, Chastain was very aware of it, but a little uneasy because it’s so far down the road. I mean, this is the obvious one, right? You can read about who the character is here, but this the movie we know is coming. We also know Marvel loves popular actors and that this will be a very sought after role. If Chastain signs on to a Marvel film, she’d have to be a big, major character in it, and what could be bigger than Marvel’s first female solo superhero?
However Chastain took to Twitter to clear this up:
Oops uh oh….I've never had talks about Captain Marvel. Was referring to a different film from over a year ago, in my recent MTV interview.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 4, 2014
Well, even if that’s not what she met with over a year ago, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t play something else moving forward. She seemed pretty passionate about it. Which other Marvel roles could Jessica Chastain play? Find out, after the jump!