FANCAST: The Women of Marvel by OP114

For this upcoming Valentine's day, I have updated a casting call for twenty-one female characters from the Marvel Universe.

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By OptimusPrime114 - 2/10/2012




Last year, I did an article around Valentine's day which consisted of female characters from the Marvel Universe. This year, I'm remaking this casting call with new characters and new casting choices.

CHARACTER: Black Cat
FANDOM: Spider-Man
ACTRESS: Yvonne Strahovski
FILMOGRAPHY: "Chuck", "Mass Effect 2"



CHARACTER: Black Widow
FANDOM: Avengers
ACTRESS: Scarlett Johansson
FILMOGRAPHY: "Iron Man 2", "The Avengers"



CHARACTER: Dagger
FANDOM: Cloak & Dagger
ACTRESS: Kaley Cuoco
FILMOGRAPHY: "The Big Bang Theory", "Charmed"



CHARACTER: Dazzler
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Alyson Michalka
FILMOGRAPHY: "Hellcats", "Phil of the Future"



CHARACTER: Elektra
FANDOM: Daredevil
ACTRESS: Stana Katic
FILMOGRAPHY: "Castle"



CHARACTER: Emma Frost
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Alice Eve
FILMOGRAPHY: "She's Out of My League", "Men in Black III"



CHARACTER: Invisible Woman
FANDOM: Fantastic Four
ACTRESS: Claire Danes
FILMOGRAPHY: "Homeland", "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"



CHARACTER: Jean Grey
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain
FILMOGRAPHY: "The Help", "The Debt"



CHARACTER: Jubilee
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Brenda Song
FILMOGRAPHY: "The Social Network", "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior"



CHARACTER: Misty Knight
FANDOM: Heroes for Hire
ACTRESS: Annie Ilonzeh
FILMOGRAPHY: "Charlie's Angels (2011)", "General Hospital"



CHARACTER: Ms. Marvel
FANDOM: Avengers
ACTRESS: A.J. Cook
FILMOGRAPHY: "Criminal Minds"



CHARACTER: Mystique
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Milla Jovovich
FILMOGRAPHY: "Resident Evil film series", "The Fifth Element"



CHARACTER: Psylocke
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Dichen Lachman
FILMOGRAPHY: "Dollhouse", "Being Human"



CHARACTER: Rogue
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Ashley Greene
FILMOGRAPHY: "The Twilight Saga"



CHARACTER: Scarlet Witch
FANDOM: X-Men, Avengers
ACTRESS: Gemma Arterton
FILMOGRAPHY: "Quantum of Solace", "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"



CHARACTER: She-Hulk
FANDOM: Hulk
ACTRESS: Jennifer Carpenter
FILMOGRAPHY: "Dexter", "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"



CHARACTER: Shadowcat
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Nina Dobrev
FILMOGRAPHY: "The Vampire Diaries"



CHARACTER: Spider-Woman
FANDOM: Avengers
ACTRESS: Michelle Ryan
FILMOGRAPHY: "Bionic Woman", "Doctor Who"



CHARACTER: Storm
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Christine Adams
FILMOGRAPHY: "Batman Begins", "Tron: Legacy", "Terra Nova"



CHARACTER: Wasp
FANDOM: Avengers
ACTRESS: Ginnifer Goodwin
FILMOGRAPHY: "Big Love", "Once Upon a Time"



CHARACTER: X-23
FANDOM: X-Men
ACTRESS: Alexandra Daddario
FILMOGRAPHY: "Percy Jackson & The Olympians"

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Lewis25 - 2/10/2012, 10:37 AM
most of these fit, but I would change Scarlet Johansson to either Asia Argento or Elena Satine.

Also I don't see Yvonne Strahovski as Black Cat, I would cast Amber Heard instead.
789 - 2/10/2012, 12:05 PM
I would want Rachel Nichols as Jean Grey,Stana Katic as She-Hulk,Kelly Overton as Psylocke,Erin Cummings as Scarlett Witch,Yvonne Strahovski as Invisible woman.
RoadDogXXIV - 2/10/2012, 1:21 PM
Wow, it's nice to see you come back in full force! You know, you should check out some of the fancasts I've done while you were away.

- Blade the Vampire Slayer
- Doctor Strange: Sorceror Supreme
- X-Men Reboot Preview
- Gears of War

All right, on to the cast!

- I think Yvonne deserves more than playing a sex kitten. I've got her cast as Mockingbird, because after I saw Three Pop Stars, One Song, she's definitely got the character's comic timing. And the moves as well, DUH! :-D
- I've even used your pick for Dagger in my old Marvel Knights fancast last year. Credit is due!
- Both your Dazzler and Elektra were also choices I've used. Aly has the toned body and voice, and Stana - I believe - knows some Greek (I even heard she was considered for Elektra for the 2003 film!).
- I got my own suggestions for Emma Frost (Tabrett Bethell) and Invisible Woman (Jennifer Morrison), but yours are pretty darn good. Too bad Alice didn't get the role, because January Jones would've been able to play Invisible Woman, the fan favorite role. And Claire Danes rocks as well.
- I haven't seen any films were Jessica Chastain played a character similar to Jean Grey. I assume you looked for a redhead who can do heartbreaking scenes, right? If so, I'll toast ya.
- I think I told you before, Brenda Song has the comic timing and action cred for Jubes, but she's probably too old (then again, Vanessa Hudgens is playing a soon-to-be college student in Journey 2, so who am I to complain).
- I've always seen Milla Jovovich as Jean Grey. Just dye her hair red, and boom. She's practically playing her in Resident Evil.
- While Jennifer Carpenter would work wonders as She-Hulk, I'm inclined to Lake Bell, baby! She has the tight body, breasts, and comic timing.
- I said before, Nina Dobrev is too edgy looking for a character like Kitty Pryde. But as X-23 (thanks Mistress Kizuna!)? Consider that one. ;-)
- Big fan of Ginnifer as Wasp!
- Alexandra Daddario might be too old for X-23, but after I saw your picture on SHH, she'd look the part!

Overall, a great cast. 4.5/5
DDD - 2/10/2012, 2:27 PM
Not bad!

Not groundbreaking but not bad!
nowtheresaBATman - 2/10/2012, 2:36 PM
Elana Satine for Black Widow because she's just as hot as ScarJo(if not hotter) natural red head & actually Russian. haha look at her profile pic on IMDB her fashion bracelet even reminds me of Black Widow's wrist guantlets. Now she's got the killer look of an assassin.

Ziyi Zhang for Psylocke. (she's damn good w/ a sword)

Claire Danes I have never found attractive in the way Sue Storm needs to be.

Monena Baccarin is Wasp. & I've always liked Rachel Nichols for Jean Grey.

As long as Brenda Song has Ginnifer Goodwin's haircut from that pic above^ I say great pick for Jubilee.

Great pick's for Rogue,Shadowcat,Mystique,She-Hulk,Scarlett Witch & Spider-Woman :)


nowtheresaBATman - 2/10/2012, 2:38 PM
*MoRena Baccarin
Nick56 - 2/10/2012, 2:56 PM
very good.
Kakarot - 2/10/2012, 4:07 PM
Emma Frost pick is perfect! Really like your Mystique pick too! Hell no to your She-Hulk pick though, no matter how much she looks like her in the one picture you found... I also could never see Ashley Greene as Rogue. Shadowcat pick is phenomenal! Love it. Interesting X-23 pick. Dazzler pick is very nice. Good stuff for the most part.
cardiakid - 2/10/2012, 5:38 PM
I Love Criminal Minds so i really like your Ms. Marvel pick. The rest are pretty great too!
OptimusPrime114 - 2/10/2012, 5:48 PM
Thanks for your responses.

I'm doing an updated version of the SW Expanded Universe casting call soon.

Tell me which characters you want to see.
MistressKizuna - 2/10/2012, 11:11 PM
My take on this cast...

* Yvonne would be a better Mockingbird TBH, but I wouldn't be against her as Black Cat. What do you think of my Black Cat choice Julianna Guill?
* Kaley pretty much IS Dagger.
* Like Aly as Dazzler. That's all I'm saying.
* I'm starting to get behind Stana Katic as Elektra.
* Believe me, anyone would've been better than January Jones, who was too emotionless and snobby for the part.
* Claire Danes as Invisible Woman is nice, though I'm nowadays in the Elizabeth Banks camp.
* Have no clue about Jessica Chastain's acting abilities, but she's a pretty young redhead so I'll give you some credit there.
* I think Brenda Song may be too old for Jubilee nowadays, but she would nail the character's personality well.
* Very good Misty Knight choice! I think I'll take it too! :)
* AJ Cook looks too skinny and shy seeming for Carol Danvers.
* Milla won't be so bad as Mystique I guess.
* I don't know why, but Dichen Lachman's face looks so off to me. Hell, I'll even go so far as to say she's ugly. Yes, ugly. >< Why she's becoming something of a fan favorite to play Psylock is a mystery to me honestly.
* Ashley is alright for Rogue, I guess.
* Honestly, I can't see Gemma as Wanda. She has the same problem as many other mediocre to bad Wanda choices - her desposition is too sunny looking (not getting into people casting American or Latina actresses either). An actress with more leanings to slightly darker roles would be better suited for Wanda. While my primary choice will always be Eva Green, I'm liking Noomi Rapace (The Millennium Trilogy, Prometheus) and Katie McGrath (another pick courtesy of RoadDog from the SuperHeroHype Boards).
* Jennifer can be a great She-Hulk. Nice job. :)
* Nina is too old and a little too intense for Kitty Pryde (I had her as X-23, jsyk). I'm getting more into Shailene Woodley (a good actress as well as very able to portray the innocence and strength to the character).
* Michelle Ryan is the perfect Spider Woman hands down.
* Not a bad Storm pick. TBH I never really got into Terra Nova, though my dad loves the show, hehe.
* Ginnifer Goodwin would be a great Janet - sweet and has the looks. I don't mind this pick if we're going for 616 Wasp.
* Very nice X-23 pick. She could be my alternative choice from Nina Dobrev.

Final say: Not too groundbreaking and other than a couple personal problems, I like this cast. Keep up the good work.
Lawyerman33 - 2/13/2012, 7:36 PM
You know how sometimes you read something that just makes so much sense that you say it out loud?

That's your Spider-Woman pick. Brilliant!!!

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