Bryce Dallas Howard has had the chance to be a part of multiple franchises during her career, and that list grows longer this weekend with the release of Jurassic World, but she’s not ready to stop adding to that list just yet. It turns out that she very much wants her shot to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to be considered for the lead in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
At the press day for Jurassic World this past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Bryce Dallas Howard about the new blockbuster – but it was towards the end of our interview that she expressed her hopes of getting the chance to work with the House of Ideas. I asked if there were any franchises she hoped to be a part of, and after she quickly replied "Marvel movie," I suggested that she could be a fit for the role of Captain Marvel. Her response?
Oh my God, will you write that? Will you write that please? Yes, let’s start a campaign now. That would be rad. Those movies are so fantastic, because talk about just these incredibly drawn characters! That’s the joy of the comics, is that you fall in love with these characters and it’s who they are that carries you from journey to journey to journey… it’s not just about set pieces. It’s really about who these people are, and so, yes, I just would love to be in a Marvel film.
Of course, fans of the comic book genre will be quick to note that playing Captain Marvel or another Marvel Cinematic Universe character wouldn’t be the actress’ first time playing a character from Marvel Comics. Back in 2006 she was hired by Sam Raimi to be in Spider-Man 3 - specifically starring as Gwen Stacy. Obviously that part would be quite different than a turn as Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ planned 2018 blockbuster, though the part would likely require to once again dye her natural red hair blonde.
Other actresses fans have posited for the lead in Captain Marvel include Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Katheryn Winnick, but truthfully Bryce Dallas Howard could be a great fit for the role. She’s the right age for the part, has proven herself to be a real talent, and even has a few action movies already on her resume (though the Marvel film would probably be a step up from all of her experiences).
Given that the movie is still more than three years away – set to come out on November 2, 2018 – it may be a while before Marvel Studios’ search for their Captain Marvel really intensifies, but it will be a fascinating race to watch. In the meantime, you can watch Bryce Dallas Howard get her hero on this weekend in Jurassic World.