Marvel – 2016(LOS ANGELES) — Don’t worry, Marvel fans: no one else is putting on that metal suit. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says he doesn’t plan to re-cast any of the popular actors who star in Marvel’s superhero movies.
“There are a lot of movies that everyone is signed on for, and we get to enjoy them for a long time,” Feige tells Variety. “Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, and right now I can’t envision anyone else.”
He added, “Chris Evans has embodied Captain America as well as any actor has ever embodied an iconic pop-culture figure like that…I couldn’t imagine anybody else.”
While there is precedent for recasting iconic characters — James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Batman are just a few examples — Feige says, “Right
And casting is one of the keys to the success of Marvel’s movies. Oscar-winner Brie Larson will star in 2019’s Captain Marvel, Marvel’s first stand-alone movie focusing on a female superhero. According to Feige, Larson was the perfect choice to play Marvel, who has extra-terrestrial powers.
“With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counterbalance that by finding somebody who is also very human…,” he says. “Where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft. At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws.”
He adds, “Brie is a person you’re going to want to go on this journey with, just like Benedict [Cumberbatch, from Doctor Strange] or Robert or Chris Pratt [from Guardians of the Galaxy].”
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