After the end of phase 3 with Avengers: Endgame, MCU has been expanding into many small properties owned by them, including many Asian superheroes such as Ms. Marvel and Shang Chi. With Latinos also being a minority, Jennifer Lopez is under consideration to be included in the MCU.
Phase 4 has truly allowed Marvel to expand on their universe and allowed them to take risks. Finding more different movies and shows in the phase than before, while also having famous directors implement their ideas for production, such as Sam Raimi for Doctor Strange 2.
She-Hulk director wants Jennifer Lopez in the MCU?
With the cast of She-Hulk already star-studded, including Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Tatiana Maslany, and Charlie Cox, Kat Coiro can evidently handle big stars. She further praised the MCU for getting the actors she wanted, she said in an interview with Hindustan Times:
“…one of the brilliant things about working for Marvel is that you get any actor you want.”
While being interviewed by Tara Hitchcock on her YouTube channel, the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law director expressed her interest in casting Jennifer Lopez in the MCU.
“Oh, well, my dream is to bring J-Lo into the MCU, so… Put that out there.”
She is already ageless and superhuman! She would be an EPIC SUPERHERO! 😍🔥🥰
— PanBit (@PanBit86) August 15, 2022
Will Jennifer Lopez join the MCU?
Considering the large fanbase and recent rise in popularity for marrying Ben Affleck, Marvel can find a lot of positives in casting Jennifer Lopez. This actually won’t be the first time an artist has been cast in the MCU as Harry Styles portrayed Eros in Eternals.
— Jackson Perkins (@actionjacksonIV) August 16, 2022
she can play storm
— constantine (@campbellshw) August 15, 2022
Omg! Yes 🙌 when she puts her mind to slay a role…. God help anyone that tries to stop her!!! @JLo will become the character, just like she did in Selena and Hustler.
— Nova Quinn 💍 (@NovaQuinn_3375) August 15, 2022
Since Kat Coiro has already worked with the “On the Floor” singer on the set of Marry Me, the She-Hulk director would be the perfect buffer for the MCU. The director also got all the actors she wanted to act in the film, so her ability to rein in Jennifer Lopez could be better than we expect.
— MediaVerse+ ➐ (@MediaVersePlus) August 15, 2022
I love JLO and will never understand why she gets so much hate🤷🏾♀️ She a ICON & A LEGEND and I LOVE HER! And I for1 hope Jennifer Lopez comes to the MCU it needs more Latino representation!! 🤎 https://t.co/7HlenT1oYk pic.twitter.com/CNtFiYOkhR
— Bella💖 (@belladonna1363) August 15, 2022
Fans too were excited by the possibility of the artist entering MCU, speculating on who she could play. Some even praised the potential for allowing more representation of Latinos, even though MCU already has Oscar Isaac, Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldaña, Benicio del Toro, and many more.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is set to release on Disney+ on August 18, 2022.
Source: The Direct