Lindsay Lohan Is Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Lindsay Lohan says she is interested in doing an action movie, preferably with Marvel Studios.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

Lindsay Lohan has expressed her interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress, who is known for playing lovable heroines in films like The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and Mean Girls, made the revelation while chatting about her Netflix holiday movie with Forbes. When asked what she would like to work on next, the 36-year-old said she’s open to different roles. “I’ve never done an action film. I would love to do something with Marvel – just seeing what comes my way.”

Despite Lindsey Lohan’s interest in Marvel, the actress said her favorite genre is romantic comedies which she will be actively seeking out. “I love doing rom coms so that’s always something that I’m going to look for and do a ton of when the time is right,” she told the publication. But in the meantime, she plans on going wherever the scripts lead her.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Lindsey Lohan has expressed an interest in a Marvel project. In 2014, the actress said (via USA Today) she wanted a particular role in The Avengers. But her agent didn’t push hard enough and the studio went with an “unknown” actress instead. While she didn’t mention specifics about the part, it’s easy to figure out since there weren’t too many female characters in the 2012 movie.

At the time, Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow were already cast as Black Widow and Pepper Potts, respectively. So the only other prominent female character is Agent Maria Hill who Cobie Smulders brings to life on screen. Although the role is minor, the character plays a connective role throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing most recently in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Lindsey Lohan is also rumored to have auditioned for Marvel’s Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff before the role went to Elizabeth Olsen. But with the franchise’s extensive source material, there are a lot of characters the actress could portray in the future. As the X-Men prepare to make their MCU debut, Jean Grey, the telekinetic scientist who fans associate with having red hair, could be a viable option for the Mean Girls star.

For now, Lindsey Lohan is enjoying a return to acting with her new non-Marvel film, Falling for Christmas. Directed by Janeen Damian from a screenplay by Jeff Bonnett and Ron Oliver, the movie also stars Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, and Olivia Perez. The story follows a spoiled heiress who, after losing her memory in a skiing accident, lands in the cozy care of a down-on-his-luck widower and his daughter at Christmas time.

The feel-good movie was released via Netflix on November 10th and marks the 36-year-old’s first role in a major production following a series of professional and personal setbacks. Brad Krevoy and Michael Damian serve as producers, with Lindsey Lohan taking on executive producing duties until Marvel comes calling. Upon its release, the movie received mixed reviews from critics who describe it as comfortable holiday viewing.

The actress can next be seen in Irish Wish. Billed as a fantasy romantic comedy, the film is directed by Janeen Damian from a screenplay by Kirsten Hansen. It marks Lindsay Lohan’s second consecutive project with Netflix and, while it’s not a Marvel movie, the film is scheduled to be released by the streamer in 2023.