However, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from speculating on other actresses who could play Black Cat, but it has seemingly dashed McAdams’ comic book movie prospects.
And just because McAdams isn’t suiting up as Felicia Hardy doesn’t mean she wouldn’t work wonderfully in certain comic book adaptations. From superheroes, newspersons and gun-toting badasses, here are five characters from the comic book world that could be perfect casting for McAdams.
Given that the franchise is undergoing a reboot, the lead roles are presumably wide open. If that’s the case, why not cast McAdams as Lois Lane? She certainly has the right firm and feisty attitude for the role and could hold her own against whoever plays Superman. It doesn’t hurt that she looks the part, too.
With a new live-action “Turtles” film on the way, a new April needs to be chosen and I think McAdams would be fantastic. She’s funny, she’s sweet and she’s more than capable of standing up against an array of bumbling Foot Clan soldiers. Combine that with O’Neil’s signature yellow jumpsuit, and I think we’ve found ourselves a winner.
Sue is a character that needs an intelligent, warm presence behind the role — McAdams brings both of those qualities and more, including an occasional no-nonsense tone that would play well against the other three members of Marvel’s first family.
This is a role where McAdams’ demonstrated strengths can really shine in one mean, aggressive and occasionally loving package. If nothing else, it’s a complicated role in need of a talented actress, but I feel that McAdams could absolutely pull it off.
If Marvel sticks true to the characters in “The Avengers” — assuming they even make it into the film — then the Wasp will need to be played by a courageous actress. In my mind, McAdams has that quality in spades.
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