As many of you probably know by now, music icon and reigning queen of R&B singer Beyonce’ is in talks to play a character in Marvel Entertainment’s ever growing cinematic universe. Marvel’s got so many “Phases” I can’t keep up but with the upcoming movies and television series, they’re going to need all the star power they can get because ten moves in five years is a lot of movies, not to mention Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders AND season 2 of Agent Carter and season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. basically all tying together. There hasn’t been any report of which movie or series she’ll be seen in or which character she’ll play, but there has been a TON of speculation to the “Who, What, Where, and When”. The “Why” is already been answered. It’s Beyonce’. Why not?
And here, there’s no difference. We’ve pondered and been in deep thought as to which character(s) she will play and which character(s) she SHOULD play. There have been a few generic, mainstream-esque answers to the question, but there are a few characters on Marvel’s roster that should get some consideration for the upcoming movies set to come out. Sure, most comic book super Fanboys (and girls) and geeks will know as soon as her story name will be mentioned, but the average movie goers can be introduced to some pretty grounded characters with deep-roots in the MU that deserve some screen time.
Without further a-do, here are a few characters we think should get some mention for Beyonce’ and which movies they may end up in and in no particular order:
Medusa – Marvel’s Inhumans (2019)
From what I’ve read and been told, the synopsis for the Inhumans movie is they get mad so they decide to blow shit up. I completely made that up. No one knows the actual synopsis outside of it’s going to be the reason Black Bolt becomes a household name. Again, I completely made that up. But if the Queen B portrays the Inhuman queen in the movie, they’ll both be household names and more.
Medusalith Amaquelin, better known as Medusa, is the queen of the a race of beings known as Inhumans. With The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver being introduced as Inhumans in Avengers: Age of Ultron the term has already been introduced (the term Inhuman was also mentioned on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the latter part of season two. If you haven’t see it yet shame on you). There’s a ton of backstory involving her, but what it will mean to the MCU we won’t know until the movie(s) come out. Powered with a skill set that is on par with Captain America, Medusa’s main asset, much like her mythological counterpart, is her hair. Medusa possesses psychokinetic manipulation that allows her to lift up to 1 TON and through her psychokinesis she can make her hair do amazing things. Even shuffle a deck of cards ( stole that one so what).
Medusa’s biggest claim to fame has been the better half of the King of the Inhumans, but she has also had many adventures involving the Fantastic Four.
Madame Web – Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017)
I’ll be honest. This movie has been a long time coming. Well, a Marvel Entertainment version has been anyway. This may be the most anticipated Marvel movie of all-time, because it’s coming FROM Marvel. No one knows how this movie is going to play into the current MCU, but I can tell you right now it will be pivotal. I believe that one unexpected angle that could be thrown in there is with Madame Web. Every hero needs it’s own version of Madame Web, even if it’s just to give them some kind of useful, riddle-laden, information that could lead you on the right path….. or be yours and the world’s demise. Or interesting conversation if nothing else.
Julia Carpenter is the second incarnation of Madame Web. Tricked into being apart of an experiment that gave her powers similar to Spider-Man, Julia was given the persona Spider-Woman, though she worked mainly on the West Coast. After being captured by the family of Kraven the Hunter, Julia was imprisoned with the original, but dying due to her injuries Madame Web. In her final act, she transferred her powers to Julia, causing her to become the new Madam web, but costing her physical eyesight in the process.
As Madame Web, Julia can see all the threads on the “Web of Life” and can be a voice of reason or a “physical conscious” for Peter to guide him morally in the right direction as Spider-Man. What teenage boy wouldn’t listen to Beyonce’ as a voice of reason and guidance?
White Tiger – Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) / Jessica Jones (2015)
While there’s no official synopsis of this movie yet, there has been speculation that this movie will involve T’Challa becoming Black Panther and King of the mystical land of Wakanda through his father’s brutal murder. On top of that, what we know officially about White Tiger is that she has no affiliation with Black Panther. But, you could always add a strong female character in a movie like this one.
Ava Ayala gets her power from a family amulet called the Amulet of Power and gives her the ability to become White Tiger. She has heighten levels in speed, strength, stamina, balance, agility, dexterity, endurance. coordination, and superhuman martial arts skills. She also has razor sharp claws. While she has no affiliation with Black Panther, she does have a connection with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones‘ husband through the Mighty Avengers street level initiative. Until the world ended in Secret Wars.
Captain Marvel – Marvel’s Captain Marvel (2018)
Carol Danvers is a strong female character within the Marvel Universe, and this role is not one to take lightly in my opinion. Involuntarily bestowed with the powers while being held hostage by the Kree Empire. While taking on the moniker Ms. Marvel, Carol proved through numerous battles alongside various Marvel team ups with the likes of the Avengers and Spider-Man that she was more than just a sidekick-type hero. During a battle with the Absorbing Man, Captain America gave called her Captain Marvel because of her leadership and the fact that he knew she would carry on the name of her predecessor Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, without disappointment.
Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and the ability of flight. I’ll be honest, whoever plays her in a movie fans will love her. She very well could be the most relatable character in the Marvel Universe and I’m sure she’ll make an appearance in at least four of the upcoming movies.
Who do you think Beyonce’ should be in the MCU? Who should she play? Comment below and tell me your take.