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Jessica Chastain in Talks With Marvel (But Not Necessarily For CAPTAIN MARVEL)

Much celebrated actress Jessica Chastain, known for roles in ZERO DARK THIRTY and THE HELP, had some discussions with Marvel, but don’t let that get you too excited!

While promoting INTERSTELLAR, Chastain mentioned the talks and her desire to be a super-powered badass on screen:

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.

Fans quickly jumped to the conclusion that Chastain was being considered the role of Carol Danvers aka CAPTAIN MARVEL, which Marvel announced as part of Phase 3, but the actress was quick to clear that up.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Chastain isn’t being considered for Captain Marvel, only that the role wasn’t part of the discussion previously. We think that her desire to play an action-packed role that isn’t a “boring civilian” plus her chops and leading lady status would make her an excellent candidate for the project!

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