Paris Jackson Is Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Paris Jackson is knocking on Marvel's door!

By Michileen Martin | Published

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Paris Jackson has been a model, a singer, a musician, and an actress. Now the daughter of the late Michael Jackson says she wants to save the world or, possibly, destroy it. Specifically, she wants to do one or the other as one of the characters making up the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

In a conversation with Variety posted on Thursday, Paris Jackson said her next professional and creative ambition is to join the MCU. She wants to play either “a superhero or a supervillain,” and says she’s been familiar with the Marvel mythos since childhood. She says her family goes to see each new Marvel movie and she expressed admiration for the entire catalog, saying, “they haven’t let anyone down since 2009.” Jackson added that she prefers Marvel to DC, though doesn’t see it as a contest. She explained to Variety, “I don’t think it’s either one or the other. I just think that they’re different.” Trying to compare the two, she said, is like “comparing the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. They’re very different.”

While it may not be a question of which is better between Marvel or DC, asked about her favorite superheroes, Paris Jackson names only Marvel characters. Her three favorite are Deadpool, Iron Man, and Wolverine. She likes their attitude, their snark, and that “they do what’s right, but they don’t do it by the book.”

Paris Jackson doesn’t offer any names up for characters she wants to play, but based on her short list of favorites, there are a couple of possibilities that spring immediately to mind. Considering her love for Wolverine, she could become the second actress to play a live-action version of his daughter/clone X-23, who Dafne Keen played in 2017’s Logan. Or, with both Jackson’s appreciation of Deadpool and the MCU’s current focus on the Multiverse, there’s always the fan-favorite Gwenpool — a mash-up of Deadpool and the tragic Spider-Man character Gwen Stacy.


Though there’s really no limit to the characters Paris Jackson could play, nor is there any reason to limit her possibilities to female characters. Roles like Black Widow‘s Taskmaster have already changed genders from the page to the screen, and there are reports that the villain for the upcoming The Marvels — played by Zawe Ashton — will likewise be a gender-swapped version of a bad guy from the comics.

Then, of course, there’s all of the mutants who will eventually make their way to the MCU. There’s nothing but speculation, rumors, and fan hopes and dreams so far about when we can expect the X-Men and all the rest of their mutant brethren to premiere in the MCU. But as any fans of the X side of Marvel Comics can attest, there are a lot of mutant superheroes and supervillains. Take all of the characters adapted for the big and small screen in all of Fox’s X-Men films, the first two Deadpool films, Legion, and The Gifted, and you’re still just scratching the surface of all the mutant good guys, bad guys, and everyone in between in the source material. Whether the character has adamantium claws or not, there will likely be someone Paris Jackson would be a perfect fit for.

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