The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going for 14 years, and in that time, there have been many notable, established names that have been amongst the cast – Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, and even Robert Redford have all had MCU roles. While some actors are attracted to the MCU because of its story telling, others are there to entertain their children and grandchildren. Some are just looking for a job.
Jamie Lee Curtis is the star of the hit Everything Everwhere at Once . In an Instagram post, Curtis stated that her new movie ” out-marvels every Marvel movie. .” Curtis probably meant it as a joke and was referring to the Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which she calls a “copycat.” in the post. Both movies deal heavily with alternate dimensions and multiverses.
Added to that, Curtis posted a second social media post with a review. It favored Everything All at Once Doctor Strange 2 She ended the post with a hashtag that read “#guessiwillneverbecastinamarvelmovie”
While some people may not have understood Curtis’ comments, Curtis has made it clear that she is trying to clarify the situation.
Jamie Lee Curtis on Joining Marvel
Speaking to PEOPLE, Jamie Lee Curtis has explicitly clarified that she has no beef with Marvel Studios: “I have nothing against Marvel as an entity. I’ve seen a lot of Marvel movies.”
Curtis dwelt on the subject, clearing any confusion or controversy.
“I was talking about Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was a movie that was capable of… telling a multiverse tale that touched people. It doesn’t need to be Marvel movies to entertain and move people .”
She noted that she might be “the most competitive person on the planet” and that she felt compelled to stir up “a little friendly competition:”
” Maybe I wanted to start a friendly rivalry. You can’t call a company Marvel-less if you make fun of it. We out-marveled Marvel .”
But the actress was quick to admit that she might not be the type of person who gets cast in an MCU film, despite her openness to it, saying Marvel Studios might have a difficult time figuring out a role for “with a 64-year-old woman:”
” I don’t think they’ll ever call me because I kicked up dust. But, I am a collaborator artist. My work involves collaborating with many people. If the job was challenging and I had what it takes, I’d be happy to [work for Marvel]. Say no! Yes! But I would find it hard to imagine that Marvel’s going to figure out something to do with a 64-year-old woman.”
Curtis also addressed her concern that Marvel films might have too many restrictions for her taste:
” I’m afraid that if they make a Marvel film, they will stick dots all over my head and force me to act alone in a warehouse. Because the expectations were low, I had so much fun and was completely unafraid of the work. Everything Everywhere At Once was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career. There was no greenscreen !”
Will Curtis Wind Up in the MCU?
If Jamie Lee Curtis were to receive a call from Marvel Studios it’s likely that she would be open to hearing a pitch. Although her reservations about signing up for Marvel make perfect sense, it is worth noting that several actresses and actors older than she are have lived in the MCU.
Still, other than the mentioned Redford, Close and Bridges stars Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer have played Marvel characters at some point, so Curtis would make a good group.
But, who would the Halloween and Freaky Thursday stars play in the MCU’s? This is an intriguing question. A woman of her calibre would not hesitate to play the role of a grandmother or mother. Perhaps a funny villainous role? Perhaps a humorous supporting character, in the spirit of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster or Benicio Del Toro’s Collector.
The MCU is a magnet for actors of every kind, so we can safely say Jamie Lee Curtis would feel right at home. Encourageingly, it’s clear she has no animosity towards Marvel, even though her initial posts regarding Multiverse of Madness were meant to be joking.
Thinking of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness ,, it’s currently streaming on Disney+.