By Alex Zalben
Though fandom doesn't quite seem to be suffering from Loki fatigue as of yet, Marvel Studios is taking a step back. The Prince of Lies won't appear in "Avengers: Age of Spader," according to writer/director Joss Whedon. And given his prominence in "Thor: The Dark World," chances are Loki won't necessarily be front and center in a possible "Thor 3." If that happens though, Tom Hiddleston has a plan: get him a girlfriend.
In the comics, Enchantress has sometimes filled that role. She's an Asgardian sorceress who, you know, allies with Loki because they both wear green. So with that in mind, who could play Amora in the not-yet-greenlit "Thor 3"? True, this is territory we've walked before, but the Marvel Universe has come a long way since 2012. Hit the jump for our ideas, our really, really good ideas.
The actress is one of the bright spots in CBS' "Under The Dome," playing an increasingly commanding leader of the show's trapped community. She'll also be playing the lead female role in Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" (though that particular role is under wraps). Though perhaps most promising for Robertson's potential Enchantress-ness was her lead role as Cassie Blake, a powerful witch on The CW's "Secret Circle."
Okay, sure, Olsen is rumored to be the front-runner for the Scarlet Witch in "Avengers 2," but if that doesn't work out, Marvel is known for returning to actors and actresses for other parts—and Olsen would be a charming coup for the studio. She's another actress with her star on the rise, enigmatic, and potentially able to go toe-to-toe with Hiddleston.
Seeing Lady Mary Crawley in a tight green outfit might be the equivalent of entertainment whiplash. Dockery is a pro with a quip, able to put enough seething rage and malice into a single phrase she can make a grown man cry. Plus, she's British, and as we all know, all the best actors—and Asgardians—are British. True story.
Bear with us: assuming Jane Foster survives "Thor: The Dark World," which doesn't seem that likely given the direction of the advertising and Malekith's threatening power, howzabout Marvel brings back Portman... but evil. Marvel has a history of turning their good girls bad in the comics, and Foster is pretty much as good as they come. Plus, Marvel has shown a willingness to twist continuity to serve the story (see Mandarin in "Iron Man 3"). Good actress, familiarity with the franchise... it could work.
The "Star Trek Into Darkness" star certainly has the look for Enchantress, and a familiarity with Marvel roles: she was up for Peggy Carter in "Captain America: The First Avenger" and was cast as Emma Frost in "X-Men: First Class" until leaving for unknown reasons. Hey, filling out those comic book costumes is tough to do. She's steely, flirty, and friendly to geeky material, and would be a great choice for the role.
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