Lexi Alexander, director of the infamously gritty Punisher: War Zone, revealed in a tweet that she would direct a Ms Marvel movie for free!
Ultimate Fighter Ronda Rousey said in a Reddit AMA earlier this week that she’d “like to vie for Miss Marvel” on the big screen. Undoubtedly, she was referring to the character Carol Danvers, now known as Captain Marvel, with her own feature film due to hit cinemas in November 2018.
There have already been casting rumours, with Emily Blunt’s name being unofficially tossed around. Game of Thrones stars Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie are fan-casted favourites for this first of Marvel’s long-awaited female led films!
Now, Alexander tweeted her backing for Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff for the role of Danvers, before correcting the title used for this marvellous character!
. @Blackbear102 wait…Ms. Marvel?? No, Ms Marvel is Kamala Khan!
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) August 11, 2015
Kamala Khan is the new Ms Marvel – a Muslim American teenager who discovers she is an Inhuman when Terrigen Mist is inexplicably released all over the world and she develops shape-shifting super-powers! She first appeared in a Captain Marvel comic two years ago, but has been the lead of her own book since February 2014, and with appearances from fan-favourite Wolverine and Inhumans queen Medusa, the book has been a hit! It has been nominated for five Eisner Awards, two Harvey awards and a Hugo award! She is currently tied in to Marvel’s Secret Wars crossover event, where she recounts the end of the Marvel Universe (as we know it). Fans have been clamouring for Kamala to make an appearance, either as an easter egg in the Captain Marvel movie, or, even better, to get her own TV or Netflix show! Good news – Lexi Alexander’s willing to direct for free!
I would seriously forego my director’s fee if someone would greenlight Kamala Khan (don’t tell my agents I tweeted that). — Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) August 11, 2015
Alexander’s old hero Frank Castle is getting an update on screen in season 2 of Daredevil – dubbed Daredevil v.s Punisher. Castle will be played by Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) – and rumour has it he might even get his own spin-off! Lucky us!
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