With information that Netflix’s The Old Guard is likely one of the most profitable originals there in a while, it proves non-MCU superhero films can simply be created. Perhaps this one checks a number of bins the MCU nonetheless leaves out of late (together with a girl director, Gina Prince-Bythewood).
Part of that can be not being timid to deliver extra robust feminine leads, this time with Charlize Theron. It appears Theron took on The Old Guard as a result of she retains expressing the will to behave in a superhero franchise. She received her want with this movie, taking part in the immortal Andromache of Scythia (Andy).
Fans are nonetheless perplexed, although, about why Marvel retains ignoring her needs to be within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Will this movie open up that chance?
What has Charlize Theron stated about showing within the MCU?
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According to Theron herself in numerous interviews of latest years, the MCU merely won’t name her. She admitted to this, regardless of overtly expressing curiosity in taking over one in every of their movies.
Rumors hold popping up about her taking part in everybody from Morgan Le Fay to Madame Web within the upcoming Spider-Man 3. Not one in every of these rumors has any legs, although. Because Theron retains saying she hears silence from Marvel, one has to ask a proverbial: Why?
According to Theron herself from Variety’s podcast The Big Ticket: “I swear to God. I’ve never gotten anything. No, I’m not lying to you. But that’s okay. You know what? I am paving my own way. I’m creating my own opportunities. So it’s alright.”
And so she did by taking over The Old Guard, if finally being in comparison with upcoming The Eternals within the MCU. Because of this, will that break her probabilities of snagging an MCU function as soon as and for all?
Cracking the code to why the MCU ignores Charlize Theron
Perhaps one clue to this comes within the sorts of roles Theron is normally drawn to. While the MCU appears to recruit A-list actors as a lot as potential, maybe they know which of them greatest match based mostly on previous movies.
One factor to notice about Theron is she all the time takes roles with extra down-to-earth qualities. She makes it actual each time and by no means places on a entrance in her performing. Perhaps taking part in an MCU villain would require her to be a bit too over-the-top, which isn’t all the time her typical type.
If that is what actually stored her away from the MCU, she might nicely should carve her personal path in a separate superhero franchise. Even DC may be a bit too outlandish for her, albeit being a bit higher suited to the darker roles she typically tackles.
Because The Old Guard reportedly reached 72 million households in its first 4 weeks of Netflix airing, a franchise is greater than probably. This may finally be Theron’s revenge towards Marvel, together with reinventing the superhero style.
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No doubt when The Eternals lastly releases from Marvel subsequent yr, it will likely be the smashing success everybody expects it to be. Regardless, The Old Guard getting a leg up was probably greater than strategic.
Rumors are actually brewing a couple of new franchise growing on Netflix with Theron’s Andy character. Should a brand new franchise be made, it could develop into all unique materials as a result of The Old Guard was a standalone comedian e book.
Theron expounded on the thought of at the very least a sequel being executed. As she stated to Seth Meyers just lately (as reported by Deadline): “There’s obviously a relationship there (between Van Veronica Ngo’s Quynh and Theron’s Andy) that we didn’t really explore in this film…so I’m excited if we get the chance to make another one, to explore that, because then we’re just adding another female into the mix, which I think will make it really interesting.”
Pushing extra girls as superheroes might find yourself being gained by Theron whereas the MCU nonetheless goes at a snail’s evolutionary tempo on bringing promised variety.