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9 Oscar Winners Who Have Done Marvel Films And 9 Who Should – World news

9 Oscar Winners Who Have Done Marvel Films And 9 Who Should – World news

The MCU will be 10x stronger after Frances McDormand has joined.

The MCU – and the interrelated SSU (Sony’s Spider-Man Universe) – are chock full of outstanding actors, I’m sure you’ll agree. Some are even Academy Award winners!


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With the universes set to expand even further in the future, let’s take a look back at some Oscar winners who have already made appearances in the MCU/SSU, as well as Oscar winners who should definitely make their Marvel debut asap!

1.

Already appeared – Natalie Portman


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Oscar win: Best Actress for Black Swan in 2011.

Role in the MCU: Jane Foster in ThorThor: The Dark World, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

2.

Should appear – Al Pacino


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Oscar win: Best Actor for Scent of a Woman in 1993.

Prospective role in the MCU: I feel like he’d be a good Nick Fury type leader – stern, but his heart is in the right place. Something akin to his House of Gucci character!

3.

Already appeared – Anthony Hopkins


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Oscar wins: Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs in 1991 and Best Actor for The Father in 2020.

Role in the MCU: Odin in ThorThor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok.

4.

Should appear – Frances McDormand


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Oscar wins: Best Actress for Fargo in 1997, Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2018, and Best Actress for Nomadland in 2021.

Prospective role in the MCU: I mean, she has to be a villain, right? Someone high up in government with an insidious agenda that gets revealed at the height of the film.

5.

Already appeared – Lupita Nyong’o


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave in 2014.

Role in the MCU: Nakia in Black Panther and the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

6.

Should appear – Olivia Colman


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Oscar win: Best Actress for The Favourite in 2019.

Prospective role in the MCU: I kind of want to see Liv as a villain too! Maybe she could be France McDormand’s equally evil sidekick.

7.

Already appeared – Gwyneth Paltrow


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Oscar win: Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love in 1999.

Role in the MCU: Pepper Potts in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

8.

Should appear – Morgan Freeman


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

Prospective role in the MCU: He’s played it before, but I’d like to see Morgan as a Pennyworth type character – caring yet formidable and full of wisdom!

9.

Already appeared – Ben Kingsley


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Oscar win: Best Actor for Gandhi in 1983.

Role in the MCU: Trevor Slattery/Mandarin in Iron Man 3Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

10.

Should appear – Jeremy Irons


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Oscar win: Best Actor for Reversal of Fortune in 1990.

Prospective role in the MCU: I kinda need him to bring that campy villainous Scar energy to the MCU, possibly in an alien warlord type of role à la Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.

11.

Already appeared – Angelina Jolie


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted in 2003.

Role in the MCU: Thena in Eternals.

12.

Should appear – Javier Bardem


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men in 2008.

Prospective role in the MCU: I mean, his Bond villain was iconic! However, I would kind of love to see Javier as a sexy stay at home husband to some sort of badass woman. Basically like a gender swapped Clint and Laura Barton!

13.

Already appeared – Jamie Foxx


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Oscar win: Best Actor for Ray in 2005.

Role in the MCU: Max Dillon/Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

14.

Should appear – Whoopi Goldberg


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Ghost in 1990.

Prospective role in the MCU: She needs to run S.H.I.E.L.D. I mean, COME ON!

15.

Already appeared – Cate Blanchett


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Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator in 2005 and Best Actress for Blue Jasmine in 2014.

Role in the MCU: Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.

16.

Should appear – Jessica Lange


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Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie in 1983 and Best Actress for Blue Sky in 1995.

Prospective role in the MCU: Jessica’s particular strength is playing fierce but damaged women, so why fix what ain’t broken? Let’s have her play the mum of an existing superhero, and their difficult mother-son relationship gets put under the microscope throughout the film.

I’m expecting a Heath Ledger as The Joker type of performance here!

17.

Already appeared – Tilda Swinton


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Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton in 2007.

Role in the MCU: The Ancient One in Doctor StrangeAvengers: Endgame, and What If…?.

18.

Should appear – Meryl Streep


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Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980, Best Actress for Sophie’s Choice in 1983, and Best Actress for The Iron Lady in 2012.

Prospective role in the MCU: I’m tempted to say she should basically play her character from Don’t Look Up – a corrupt politician with no allegiance to anyone but herself. Not an out-of-place role for an MCU movie, right?

Do you agree with our ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

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