Captain America: Civil War is slated for a 2016 release. The film starts shooting in Atlanta in April, and Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame wants to be a part of it.
Before all you Marvel fanboys and Twilight haters throw a hissy-fit, Kristen Stewart isn’t actually attached to Captain America: Civil War, but she did make a case for it in a recent interview.
Once she had completed the Twilight films, instead of heading into other big-budget parts, she kept thing unpredictable. She chose to do some independent films when the star power cache she’d gained from the horror-romance trilogy could have garnered much larger roles. Stewart starred in Camp X-Ray, Clouds of Silas Maria, and most recently, Still Alice. However, now it seems that Kristen would like to change things up yet again.
“I love watching those [Marvel] movies. I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance. I’m sure I could get on board with ‘Captain America,’ you know what I mean? It would just have to be the right thing.”
It’s an interesting phase — no pun intended — of movie history when highly bankable actors are clamoring for roles in superhero movies. Though, looking at the quality of superhero fare over the last decade, it’s not hard to see why.
Robert Downey Jr. had been to the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows when he took on the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man. He quickly showed us why he’s considered one of the best actors working today, and of course, Tony Stark was a perfect fit for him. Gwyneth Paltrow jumped on board, and of course, Jeff Bridges was happy to shave his head to play the evil Obadiah Stane. Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell stepped into roles for the second Iron Man film, and the third installment was popular enough to draw the acting talents of Sir Ben Kingsley.
Anthony Hopkins had no problem donning an eyepatch to play Thor’s father, Odin, and Natalie Portman was more than willing at the time to play the God of Thunder’s girlfriend.
Michael Caine gladly accepted the role of Batman’s butler, Alfred, and Gary Oldman played a keen Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Samuel L. Jackson had appeared in some of the top-grossing films ever (the Star Wars prequels, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction), and had no problem putting on an eyepatch of his own to appear in several Marvel films as Nick Fury.
The first Captain America film attracted the acting talents of Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. The second featured Hollywood legend Robert Redford.
By the time the Guardians of the Galaxy rolled around, the Marvel films were popular enough to draw the talents of Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, and rumor has it that none other than Al Pacino would love to appear in a future MCU flick.
Taking all that into account, it’s really no surprise that rising star Kristen Stewart would like to attach herself to a Marvel film. At this stage, what actor wouldn’t?
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