No, not Allied...
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We couldn't think of a better actress to take on this task!
After Olivia Wilde recently starred in the drama Meadowland, some fans on social media suggested that she team up with the flick's female director, Reed Morano, for the planned adaptation of Captain Marvel.
We're not sure she's our pick for Carol Danvers, but we'd LOVE to see Olivia take on a superhero role!
In a sit-down at Meadowland's premiere, Wilde responded to the fan-casting, saying she loved her some Marvel movies.
BUT she also thinks they tend to give their male characters way more depth while their women are boringly flawless "goddesses".
The actress used Robert Downey Jr. as an example of the type of "complex" superhero she'd like to play:
"Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles. Look at what Robert Downey brought to Iron Man. A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance. I think that the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws. But I think when they are translated into film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!
Preach! We're dying to see more complex, deep, and of course CENTRAL superheroines!
As for Reed, she echoed Liv's sentiments, saying:
The most interesting characters are the ones who have issues and are flawed individuals. It would be nice to give a real history, to give a real, tangible background to this character.
Hopefully the two will one day be able to pull off that feat!
So, what do YOU think about Reed as a directing choice for Captain Marvel? You can see her work — and of course more Olivia — in Meadowland out now!
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