Claire Catherine Danes as Carol Susan Jane Danvers
As Carol Susan Jane Danvers, CIA agent, we have the wonderful actress, Claire Danes. Claire is best known for her lead role in the spy thriller, Homeland. Her character, Carrie Mathison is more or less the bipolar Carol Danvers. Claire also has shown as a knack for scifi, especially in the 2007 Matthew Vaughn directed Stardust. Claire is an award winning actress who fits Carol’s age, 34, and has a long resume of amazing roles, even when the movie is crappy. Claire Danes is also very sunny and humorous, a great part of what Carol Danvers is like. Unlike other female actress who have been cast as Carol, Claire can go from zero to hero in a second. Her emotions are raw, especially if you’ve seen the Claire Danes Face Cry memes, from Tumblr.
1. The movie incarnation of Carol would be a CIA-SHIELD liason
2. Her boss and friend would be Helen Cobb
3. Michael Rossi would be her ex boyfriend and superior
4. Her assigment would be Walter Lawson, AIM scientist
5. Carol and Eric O’Grady are in a sort of friends with benefits phase
Damian Lewis as Eric O’Grady. Now, O’Grady isn’t really part of the Ms. Marvel mythology, unless you count his stalker behavior during Mighty Avengers mythology. But the Hulk and Iron Man weren’t exactly friends in the books prior to The Avengers, so there is no reason why Eric can’t be included. His role would be as SHIELD’s agent to the CIA and as Carol’s friends. Damian is not only the sexiest redhead around (Sorry Rupert Grint and Ed Sheeran) but he also has the acting chops and has the best chemistry with Claire Danes, his Homeland co-star. Damian could not just add humour but easily become the fan favorite, like Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon—Talking smack all the time. Eric would also be Carol’s de-moral support and her number one fan.
1. The movie incarnation of Eric would be less of a stalker and more of a perv
2. He would be Carol’s friend/ friend with benefits
3. The first person to know about Carol’s superhumanity
Which brings me to Helen Cobb, who would be a retired USAF pilot and current CIA CTC chief of station. Meryl Streep /needs/ to be in a Marvel movie and she would be wonderful as kickass Helen Cobb, whose role would be something like M from James Bond, played by iconic Judy Dench. She would be Carol’s backbone and moral support. The older and wiser Cobb would guide Carol through the new life she must take resposabilty of. And if you’ve watched Homeland, Helen’s role could be expamded to be like Saul Berenson’s who is played by Mandy Patinkin.
Christian Bale could play Michael Rossi, USAF colonel and former lover of Carol. He can play a major part, as Carol’s superior in the CIA.
Of course, we’d have Aaron Eckhart as Captain Marvel AKA Walter Lawson, an AIM scientist who the CIA suspects of carrying Killian’s Extremis legacy. Carol would be sent to spy the man, although the two would build a friendly relationship. He was sent as a Kree spy three years prior to the his meeting with Carol and he has since grown fond of humans and earth, defecting to the flawed planet. Mar-Vell and Carol would be caught in an AIM explosion created by Yon-Rogg, at the orders of Ronan. Eckhart, who is of The Dark Knight fame, fits Mar-Vell perfectly, especially in the hair department. Aaron and Claire have also previously worked together, presenting an award. Mar-Vell could heroically die at the end of the movie, giving Carol the bigger space.
Kiefer Sutherland as Yon-Rogg. Yon-Rogg is Mar-Vell’s enemy, who wants him dead at any cost. He would be the leader of the Kree space fleet which attacks Carol and Mar-Vell. Kiefer is not just somewhat underrated but needs to appear in a good superhero movie, instead of just being Jack Bauer of 24. He can be revealed to be a pawn of Thanos, like Loki was.
As for Carol’s parents, Diane Keaton could be Marie Danvers, Carol’s loving but defendless mother and Tom Selleck as Joseph Danvers, Carol’s father who believes women’s rights are lower than men’s own. Others making cameos would be Quasar, played by Armie Hammer, a mention cameo of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Elle Satine as Nurse Una, Mar-Vell’s lover who dies early on, as part of Yon-Rogg’s plan and Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark and Katee Sackhoff as Abigail Brand, agent of SWORD, recruiting Danvers into the agency. End credits could have Carol meeting up with a depowered Robert Reynolds, the Sentry, who would be played by the amazing Charlie Hunnam—Robert has been in psychological treament with the government’s trusted psychologist, Karla Sofen, played by Diane Kruger.
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Damian Lewis as Eric O'Grady
Aaron Eckhart as Captain Marvel
Christian Bale as Michael "Ace" Rossi
Meryl Streep as Helen Cobb
Diane Keaton as Karla Sofen
Katee Sackhoff as Abigail Brand
Kiefer Sutherland as Yon-Rogg
Diane Keaton as Marie Danvers
Tom Selleck as Joe Danvers
Charlie Hunnam as Robert Reynolds
Carol Danvers & Eric O'Grady/ Carol Danvers & Walter Lawson
Marvelous Claire Danes as Carol Danvers