Yvonne Strahovski as Ms. Marvel

#1 Posted by TheGodofThunder (689 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems the "who should play Ms Marvel" discussions have had a sort of resurgence so I wanted to make this thread as a kind of petition for Yvonne Strahovski to play Carol Danvers.

First of all, I think we can all agree the Avengers franchise needs a powerful female member other than Black Widow.

Let's look at some other viable possibilities and why Ms Marvel would be the better choice.

1. Wasp-I love wasp, but she would be somewhat cheesy on the big screen. Adapting her powers to film would be awkward. Plus If she is there, antman has to be as well and that may make for too many characters in the next Avengers.

2. She Hulk- I love She Hulk, but she would just be redundant on a team with hulk.

3. Scarlet Witch- She is too attached to other franchises. Her origin may have to be completely redone and that would essentially make her a different character, plus her powers aren't so well defined.

4.Spider Woman-This could be potentially bad, financially, with all the people who want spider-man in avengers.

5. sersi/crystal/storm-Again, too attached to other franchises and their origins would be altered heavily more than likely, though an Inhumans movie would be amazing.

The fact is with Ms Marvel's history in the military and with shield, she would be the perfect choice. She is connected pretty much only to avengers.

Yvonne Strahovski is a great actress. I have heard a some who thought she was bad, but she acts with more than words, she uses body language, eye movements and everything possible besides just dialogue to make her characters come alive. On "Chuck" she gained a lot of experience in action oriented roles.

Now for some pics.

#2 Posted by TheGodofThunder (689 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

How are Sersi, Crystal, and Scarlet Witch heavily attached to other franchises? The Inhumans and Eternals were never mentioned in any movie, not even hinted at or easter egged. And the Scarlet Witch connection to Magneto can be glossed over.. you don't need to mention who her father is.

#4 Edited by TheGodofThunder (689 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime`: When i say other franchises, i don't necessarily mean movie franchises. Delving into the inhumans and eternals would be too much, at least at this point in the marvel movies. Yeah but what would be the fun of scarlet witch with out her mutant origins? That's what makes her an interesting character. She would be totally screwed over because I doubt fox (I think that's who's making the xmen movies) would even let them mention the word "mutant" in a non fox marvel movie.

#5 Posted by Inverno (13757 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. That is a really nice choice...

#6 Posted by Mercy_ (93335 posts) - - Show Bio


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#7 Posted by PassionFlower (968 posts) - - Show Bio

Good choice I don't know much about her as an actress but she has the look.

#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (16113 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.She is perfect for the role.

#9 Posted by Vance Astro (89666 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not impressed.

#10 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this could work. She doesn't quite fit who I imagine Ms Marvel being but I cannot think of anyone more suitable. Besides Mark Ruffalo wouldn't have been my first choice for Banner but he was great.

#11 Posted by Queen's Halo (2483 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:


Going to double this yes. Why? Because she''s the only one I know who's responded here.

And also because Yvonne is my ultimate favorite female ever!

#12 Posted by ComicMan24 (147494 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't really see her as Ms. Marvel.

#13 Posted by RioBravo (72 posts) - - Show Bio

Yvonne is perfect for Ms Marvel.

#14 Posted by Enyalios (155 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost all of the reasons you gave for the exclusion of other heroines can easily be applied to Ms Marvel as well:

Connected to other Franchises: The introduction of Ms Marvel would pretty much necessitate the introduction of the original Captain Marvel and the Kree, which considering Thanos appears to be the main villain in the next one, is not completely out of the realm of possibility, but its still an issue. They could 'skip' Captain Marvel, but then most hard core fans would be more than a little peeved if they did that just so that Ms Marvel could show up, and Captain Marvel makes more sense to introduce with Thanos than Carol at this point. Also, if they glossed over her origins, they could easily do so with any of the others you said were too connected as well.

Redundancy: Ms Marvel is a flying brick. Thor is also a flying brick and a much better one at that and so is Iron Man to some extent. Hulk is the main brick of that team. Her energy manipulation powers are also reminiscent of Iron Man and, to some extent, Thor. And her status as a SHIELD agent replicates both Widow and Hawkeye. Again they could include her anyway, but then they could include any of the others as well.

My guess is Carol will be the one introduced in the next movies, with her taking on the name of Captain Marvel (not his overall mantle, as that was assumed by Quasar a long time ago), costume change that could potentially make it much easier to put her in a movie (similar to their change of Thor's costume just prior to his movie) and overall more exposure and larger push in the Marvel Universe. I'm not opposed to this, Carol is probably my favorite of the female Avengers, but she is hardly the best choice for their current team in terms of adding something new. In all honesty the only female Avengers that would add anything new in terms of story and/or abilities would be Scarlet Witch, Sersi, and Wasp.

#15 Posted by TheGodofThunder (689 posts) - - Show Bio

@Enyalios: nope, cause I want her more than the others, hahaha

#16 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1525 posts) - - Show Bio

With some work maybe.

#17 Posted by NYStreets09e (164 posts) - - Show Bio

I always felt Ali Larter could be a good Ms. Marvel...

#18 Posted by fivestarga (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@NYStreets09e said:

I always felt Ali Larter could be a good Ms. Marvel...

I prefer Yvonne by far, but this girl could probably pull it off.

#19 Posted by Lokheit (499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

How are Sersi, Crystal, and Scarlet Witch heavily attached to other franchises? The Inhumans and Eternals were never mentioned in any movie, not even hinted at or easter egged. And the Scarlet Witch connection to Magneto can be glossed over.. you don't need to mention who her father is.

I think when they sell the license, they sell a big package of stuff related to it. For example, in the Avengers movie they used the Chitauri (an Ultimate universe tribe of Skrulls) because they couldn't use the word Skrull even if they never appeared in the FF movies, because Skrulls are heavily related to them.

The inhumans are heavily tied with FF too, and while Scarlet Which is a reknowed avenger, she started her story in the X-Universe.

At least that's what I understood about the Chitauri in the movie.

PS: At OP, nice choice for that character indeed, she resembles her well.

#20 Posted by sunhawk (650 posts) - - Show Bio

Katee Sackhoff for Ms. Marvel

every time someone suggests yvonne for ms marvel god kills a kitten, please think of the kittens.

#21 Posted by spideyfan69 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGodofThunder: damn she is hot!!!!!!

#22 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1525 posts) - - Show Bio

Beau Garrett would be a good 2nd choice she looked good in an army uniform in FF rise of the silver surfer as captain raye.

#23 Posted by sunhawk (650 posts) - - Show Bio
Here is your Ms. Marvel
#24 Posted by PowerHerc (86141 posts) - - Show Bio

I could see Yvonne or Ali Larter in the role.

#25 Posted by TheCannon (20267 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

Yes.She is perfect for the role.

#26 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3161 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she could pull off a great Carol Danvers.

#27 Posted by sunhawk (650 posts) - - Show Bio

Carrie Keagan

#28 Posted by cameron83 (7977 posts) - - Show Bio

@sunhawk: XD

#29 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21357 posts) - - Show Bio

Not the best decision for Ms. Marvel, but its not too shabby either. I did enjoy her performances in Chuck though.

#30 Edited by TheKnifeRose (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a terrible choice. Maybe not the best either. You could do way worse, though.

#31 Posted by spideyfan69 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

damn she fine

#32 Posted by POPNDOUGH (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Yvonne would be a fantastic choice(Chuck was a great show). She'd be second behind Rachel Nichols for me. She's slightly taller, and definitely has the looks, and physique(fantastic toned legs).

She's been in plenty of action roles from fighting with knives(Conan), to martial arts[Alias,GI Joe(as Scarlet), Continuum,Raze(where she fights Zoe Bell)], and loves doing her own stunts/fights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZAiQUdgh0M

She's great at playing an agent/cop/detective/military role as well from GI Joe, Alias, Continuum, and Criminal Minds.

#33 Posted by karekarekid (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought that Yvonne Strahovski would make a great Black Canary!

#34 Posted by HillbillyMorangie (987 posts) - - Show Bio

Yvonne Strahovski, would be great as Captain Marvel, but we will see, unless Whedon drops the twins it's unlikely we will see Varol in Phase 2... 3 maybe? Unless the quicksilver argument changes thinks... Still she could do with the iron man treatment and get a classic origin movie first.

#35 Edited by HAWK2916 (2601 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Yvonne for Ms.Marvel. Though part of me is really pining for Gina Carano to play her

#36 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (10856 posts) - - Show Bio

Yvonne? YES!!

#37 Posted by spider11211 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio


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