Has Marvel Studios had a sit down with Beyoncé about playing a comic-book character? Well, it’s no surprise that actors everywhere are wanting to job onto the Marvel train. Did you ever think you would hear Robert Redford utter the line “hail hydra” in a Marvel movie? Nope. But it happened. We got Sam Jackson, Michael Douglas, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba…and the list will keep growing and growing, believe that.
I found this news tip on Black Girl Nerds. They’re saying that an executive over at Disney (remember, Disney owns Marvel Studios) is quoted as saying, “we would love to have Beyoncé on board almost certainly as a newcomer to the screen from Marvel’s existing catalog of comic book characters”. Very interesting, but if this were to happen, and she liked the idea, who would she play?
Here are some options for Bey.
Misty Knight was first mentioned in Marvel Premiere #20 (January 1975) and was created by writer Tony Isabella with artist Arvell Jones. A later retcon in Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #64 by Chris Claremont and John Byrne would reveal she had previously appeared as an unnamed character in Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #1 (March 1972), written by Roy Thomas and penciled by Ross Andru. Notable comics in which Knight and Colleen Wing have starred include a storyline first printed in Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #32-33 (January — February 1977) and Bizarre Adventures #25 (March 1981) by writer Chris Claremont and penciller Marshall Rogers. The original depictions of Knight, a bionically enhanced black female detective with martial arts skills, were strongly influenced by the blaxploitation and Kung Fu crazes of the 1970s. And she got a bionic arm.
Monica Rambeau is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Initially known as Captain Marvel, the character became a leader of the Avengers. She later used the code-names Photon and Pulsar and is now known as Spectrum. Due to bombardment by extra-dimensional energies, Rambeau can transform herself into any form of energy within the electromagnetic spectrum. Among the many energy forms she has assumed and is able to control are cosmic rays, gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, electricity, infrared radiation, microwaves, radio waves, and neutrinos. By assuming an energy-form, she gains all of that energy’s properties.
Tamara Devoux is just one of many, who have been gifted with the immense cosmic capabilities of the Uni-Force, in an effort to help The Avengers.
She hails from the Dark Dimension, and she is the illegitimate daughter of royalty, as well as the niece of Doctor Strange’s arch-foe Dormammu (who Ejiofor will be playing), and Clea is also a powerful and impressive sorceress.
Any of this sound like something that’s right up Beyoncé’s alley? I’ve never really been fond of her acting. She has not been that great, and I’ve never really loved any of her previous albums – until her late-2013 self titled album, which is the best thing she’s done in her entire career. Maybe being managed under her father was the thing that held her back, and maybe now that she’s a mother, wife and on her grown woman/feminist status, she’s actually got what it takes? If all of this is true, that is. But my person vote is for Misty Knight, which could mean we could see her pop up in the Netflix universe, because Misty has a relationship with Iron Fist, who will be having his own show (and he’s also homeboys with Luke Cage). Actually, her being part of an ensemble, and on TV makes sense – she would not have to carry an entire project all on her own and be the main character.