Should Marvel Recast Captain Marvel after The Marvels Bomb? 5 Actresses Fit the Bill as Brie Larson’s Replacement

In case Marvel Studios replaces Brie Larson, here are five terrific actresses who could take on the Captain Marvel mantle.

Should Marvel Recast Captain Marvel after The Marvels Bomb? 5 Actresses Fit the Bill as Brie Larson's Replacement

SUMMARY

  • Despite working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nearly five years, Brie Larson's recasting seems inevitable, in the near future.
  • Following Brie Larson's 2023 box office catastrophe The Marvels, it only seems fit for Marvel Studios to look for a replacement, in case that works.
  • More than anything if Marvel plans for an MCU reboot following 2027's Avengers: Secret Wars, then it is inevitable that Larson will be replaced by another actress.
Show More
Featured Video

Despite working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nearly five years, Brie Larson’s recasting seems inevitable, in the near future. Although the actress playing the role of Carol Danvers happens to have been a part of the Avengers, it seems that Marvel might be looking forward to recasting Larson. 

Advertisement
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

Following Brie Larson’s 2023 box office catastrophe The Marvels, it only seems fit for Marvel Studios to look for a replacement, in case that works. More than anything if Marvel plans for an MCU reboot following 2027’s Avengers: Secret Wars, then it is inevitable that Larson will be replaced by another actress. Therefore, here’s a list of a few fan-favorite actresses who could be our next best Captain Marvel. 

Also read: “My identity was tangled up in…”: Why Brie Larson Considered Dropping Captain Marvel Role

Advertisement

1. Charlize Theron

In case things don’t work out for Brie Larson and Marvel Studios plans to replace her, we believe Charlize Theron could be the ultimate actress to take on the Captain Marvel mantle. Not only does she have the perfect appearance to play the role, but the Oscar-winning actress had previously stolen the audiences with her incredible talent in action movies. 

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

Be it Mad Max: Fury Road or Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron‘s action skills alone would be enough to pique the interest of even the most casual moviegoer. 

2. Katheryn Winnick

Our next best choice for the role is Katheryn Winnick, who previously made rounds around the character when Kevin Feige announced their plans to make a Captain Marvel film. Given her powerful performance and ruthless action sequences in the Vikings TV series, Winnick would easily take on the role of Carol Danvers. 

Advertisement
Katheryn Winnick
Katheryn Winnick in Vikings

Not only does she have the talent of delivering flawless action scenes, but Katheryn Winnick also portrays her talent of standing up to the big boys. Thus, we believe she would make an excellent choice for Marvel’s major female superhero. 

Also read: Charlize Theron’s $55 Million Worth Dior Contract Explains Her Massive Net Worth

3. Rosamund Pike

When speaking of terrific actresses who have captivated their audiences with flawless performances and powerful scenes, Rosamund Pike can never escape the list. Following her appearance in Gone Girl, Pike convinced her audiences of her abilities to play the most ruthless character while donning an innocent face. 

Advertisement
Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot
Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot

Further, the actress proved her talent in portraying an evil and ambitious businesswoman with a poker face, in I Care a Lot. Thus, following her two brilliant performances, we believe Pike would indeed be an amazing MCU superhero. 

4. Natalie Dormer

Who can forget a fierce actress like Natalie Dormer, after she captivated the audiences with her power-hungry nature and stunning performance in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Her genuine ambition and prolific acting skills are what catapulted her fame, and now it’s probably the reason why we believe she could be our next best Captain Marvel. 

Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer in The Hunger Games franchise

Well, this time Natalie Dormer won’t have to take over Brie Larson’s mantle with her smooth politics like back in Game of Thrones.  

Advertisement

Also read: “People forgot that I’m very girly”: Bond Girl Rosamund Pike Felt Overexposed and Disrespected, Said No to Interviews After Pierce Brosnan’s Movie

5. Emily Blunt 

The one name that keeps popping in our head more than ever, is Emily Blunt. Even before Brie Larson got her name tied to Marvel, Blunt made her rounds, as she was eyed for the role of Black Widow and Peggy Carter. Given that she’s an incredible actress, who has proven her skills in all attempted genres, Blunt could be an easy casting for the role of Carol Danvers. 

Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow
Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow

She has already been on Marvel’s radar, and now in case the studio plans to replace Brie Larson, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Emily Blunt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking over the Captain Marvel mantle. 

Advertisement
Avatar

Written by Krittika Mukherjee

Articles Published: 1737

Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1700 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.