Sigourney Weaver May be Joining the MCU

Sigourney Weaver May be Joining the MCU

By Amanda Joyce Oct 04, 2016 09:04 AM
Photo Credit: Marvel/DreamWorks

No matter how you like your comic book movies, one thing fans can agree on is that the Marvel Cinematic Universe casting directors know their stuff. Sigourney Weaver agrees, though she won’t say just why she’s been checking out Marvel movies lately.

Weaver recently sat down with Wired and talked about everything from Alien to how strange 2016 has been to what’s up next for her. While Weaver got her her start in the movie industry with a small role in Annie Hall, she’s best known to movie audiences for bringing one of the first action heroines to the screen in Alice Ripley for Alien and the subsequent movies. She knows a thing or two about playing a heroic role. And she had plenty of love for the heroes Marvel is bringing to the screen.

She explained to Wired, “To me, a good movie you cannot generalize. I have been watching, for whatever reason, some Marvel movies, and they cast really good actors.” she’s not wrong as Marvel has the likes of Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, and more in upcoming roles.

When pressed as to that “whatever reason” might be for suddenly scoping out Marvel films though, Ripley replied, “I can’t tell you!” A secret like that can only mean one thing, right? She’s got to be in line for a Marvel role on the horizon.

The movies gearing up to film next year include Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and the Avengers film that will follow it, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. She could be involved in any of them, or even none of them if she’s actually preparing for a role in series. A good bet could be the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The running theory has been that audiences will find out just what Janet has been up to since becoming stuck in the microverse. A genre heavyweight like Weaver would be a great catch for Marvel for the role, and she’s at an age that she would be believable as Evangeline Lilly’s mother.

Of course, there are still plenty of fans hoping for a Basic Instinct reunion between Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone after she teased a “wee role” in a Marvel rumor. What do you think?

Up next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Doctor Strange, landing in theaters on November 4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok all land in theaters in 2017.

On the small screen, Luke Cage just became available to stream on Netflix and Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 10PM on ABC. There are more series in various stages of development for Netflix, ABC, Freeform, and Hulu.

Tags: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War - Part I (2018), Sigourney Weaver, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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