Heroic Hollywood is reporting on a rumor that has come their way regarding Captain Marvel. According to their source, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson now resides at the top of Marvel’s wish list for the titular role in their aforementioned November 2018 release. The film, currently being scripted by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, is still in need of a director.
The studio has been searching for their Captain Marvel for awhile now and Ferguson would certainly be a pick that should please fans and critics alike. While I don’t doubt the authenticity of the rumor, as Ferguson is in demand right now, I’m not going to get excited just yet. As I said, Marvel has been searching for their Carol Danvers for quite awhile, the better part of a year, and there’s no guarantee that they will have an actress locked down for the part anytime soon. Still, there’s always hope!
This isn’t the first time that a comic book movie role has come Ferguson’s way. We reported not long ago that she was offered the female lead of Bella Donna Boudreaux in Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit, alongside Channing Tatum in the titular role. She ultimately passed on the project in favor of joining the adaptation of the popular thriller novel, The Girl on the Train. Current word has another Mission: Impossible alum, Lea Seydoux (SPECTRE), earmarked for the role of Gambit’s old flame turned assassin. Perhaps Ferguson decided to hold out for something bigger when it comes to franchise roles? If so, this certainly qualifies.