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12 Awesome Women Who Almost Played Captain Marvel

Updated September 23, 2021 41.9k votes 6.9k voters 186.9k views12 items

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Ever since Captain Marvel was announced by the folks at Marvel, fans have been speculating about who would play the titular character. Actresses being discussed online for the role ranged from indie darlings to some of the most popular actresses of the day – oddly enough no one was talking about the woman who would actually play the part, Brie Larson. Casting rumors are always kind of crazy and most of them come out of nowhere but somehow manage to fuel insane amounts of press for people who may not even be on the long list for a particular character. Keep reading to find out who almost played Captain Marvel. Some of the actresses might surprise you. 

Captain Marvel’s Carol Danvers has the auspicious position of being the first female Marvel character with her own starring vehicle, so you can imagine that every actress in Hollywood was vying for the main role. Landing a Marvel movie sounds like a lot of fun, but their roles come with a multi-film, cross platform commitment that some actors might not want to deal with. It’s entirely likely that a few of the actresses whose names were thrown out as possible Marvel heroines had no designs on taking on such a time sucking work load. Continue reading to see some of the Captain Marvel actors who almost made it to the big screen. 

Take a look at these famous women who almost played Marvel characters.