There’s A Bidding War To Make Millie Bobby Brown A Comic Book Superhero?

By Apeksha Bagchi | 2 months ago

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Millie Bobby Brown became an instant sensation and a breakout star with the immense success of Netflix’s original supernatural series, Stranger Things, where she plays the character of Eleven, a young girl who possesses psychokinetic and telepathic abilities. Today, she is one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, whose popularity increased exponentially after she starred and produced the Netflix hit film Enola Holmes and became the star of Legendary’s Monsterverse. Given her sky-rocketing fame, it was being speculated for the longest time that Marvel and the DCEU have been lining up to cast her in their films. Recently, the actress has confirmed that conversations have already happened.

With Godzilla vs. Kong’s release just a week away, the film’s stars, Millie Bobby Brown and Julian Dennison recently talked about the story and its characters with ComicBook.com. During the chat, Brown was asked about her plans of ever joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and instead of dashing away our hopes like always, the 17-year-old confirmed that she has been in “conversations” with them and will surely say yes to a part when it “feels right.”

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“I join many conversations. I would only do something that feels right to me, so when that comes along, then we’ll talk about it,” she shared. 

This statement by Millie Bobby Brown, though rather vague, still raises hopes that the actress will one day be seen as a superhero in either (or both!) of the cinematic universes. Only fans of the talented star know how much they want to see her landing a super-punch to evil villains as a super-charged vigilante. Her experience on Stranger Things has certainly set her up to be successful in one of these franchises.

Rumours of her inclusion in the MCU have been afloat in the past too. In July 2019, right around the time Marvel Studios was set to appear at the Comic-Con, Variety reported that Kevin Feige is will be making an announcement about a film based on the comic book series, named The Eternals, which would star actors like Angelina Jolie and Millie Bobby Brown. That movie is now coming out soon, and while Brown isn’t involved, the rumors at the time were extremely hopeful from fans.

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“Supreme Geek and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to unveil brand-new franchise starters at the convention in late July. Chief among them is The Eternals, a series about godlike alien beings to be adapted by indie director Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”) and starring Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden and Stranger Things lead Millie Bobby Brown,” read the report. 

While the new report was right on the money about the film’s announcement and the inclusion of stars like Jolie, Nanjiani, and Madden, the confirmation of Millie Bobby Brown as a member of the cast was not made. But in spite of it all, the rumours that the Stranger Things’ star had signed up to join The Eternals were so persistent that Brown had to personally quash them during a Q&A on her Instagram handle

“Everybody thinks I’m going to be in a Marvel movie. Not that I know of. My family and I have no idea. So I just want to let everyone know…that I’m not as of right now,” Millie Bobby Brown had shared. 

But this time the news comes from Brown herself. So, we can actually brainstorm to wonder which character she would be best suited to bring to life. Will she be better suited for Marvel or DC? Will she be in a starring role, or play a side character? Will the young actress stretch herself as a villain? Till that hopefully happens, we have the Millie Bobby Brown flick Godzilla vs. Kong to binge on as it releases simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31st.