Natalie Dormer Adresses Captain Marvel Rumours (Sort Of)

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer

'Game of Thrones' and 'The Hunger Games' actress Natalie Dormer has addressed speculation (albeit indirectly) that she may be a contender for the title role in 'Captain Marvel.'

The 32-year old actress from Reading already has a Marvel movie on her CV, following a small role in ‘Captain America: the First Avenger’ - but this hasn’t kept her name from cropping up frequently on fan-casting lists for the role of USAF officer turned cosmic superheroine Carol Danvers.

Dormer’s roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ films have seen her gain an enthusiastic fan following, leaving many to suggest she’s overdue a prominent leading role in a Marvel or DC movie.

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Asked about this by Collider, Dormer’s response was diplomatic - and, cannily, did not mention any specific roles.

"I’m not going to comment about potential jobs in the future because that’s a rabbit hole to go down and get caught up in, but all I’ll say is I’ll go where the good scripts are. For me, ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ all my other work, I’ll just go where the good scripts are.

"I love being part of huge mega blockbusters and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage. I’m just looking at the material. I want to know the character and I want to know the text, and then the decision I make from there."

Still, should Dormer find herself in contention for any future blockbusters, she certainly wouldn’t be the first ‘Game of Thrones’ star to do so, with Lena Heady (‘300’) and Kit Harington (‘Pompeii’) having enjoyed big screen success. Richard Madden and Emilia Clarke are set to do likewise in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ respectively.

On the superhero movie front, ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Jason Momoa is lined to play DC’s ‘Aquaman,’ whilst 2013’s ‘Thor: the Dark World’ was directed by frequent ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor.

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