10 Roles Jenna Ortega Could Play in the MCU
One of the most popular stars on the planet right now would be a great choice for these Marvel characters...
Jenna Ortega caught the attention of viewers Wednesday when she played Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton's Netflix series. Fans love her commitment to the role, loving Wednesday's eccentricities, her darker tones and her outsider energy. Wanting to see more from her, fans immediately started speculating which character they might want to see her play in the MCU.
As a young star on Disney Channel and most recently Scream Queen, Ortega has landed many roles, including a small role in the MCU. Ortega appeared in 2013's Iron Man 3 as the daughter of Vice President Rodriguez (Miguel Ferrer). However, she could take on funnier, richer Marvel roles, and future phases of the MCU could see her slip into roles that better suit her talents.
Alison Blaire, aka Dazzler, is a mutant who can transform sound into beams of light and energy. She's a reluctant superhero who prefers touring as a pop star with a better-than-average laser and light show. However, she eventually joins the X-Men and learns to embrace and hone her powers.
In 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, Dazzler is nearly teased when Cyclops (Taye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) discover her new album on record shop. Unfortunately, that deleted scene is only available on DVD in extras. Dazzler made her debut in 2019's Dark Phoenix, where she made a brief cameo in the live-action version, performing in the woods when Professor X cancels her class. Cameron Crowe expressed interest in directing a Dazzler movie for the MCU, suggesting names like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa, but Jenna Ortega has an undeniable stage presence, and would really do her cheeky feminist personality justice.
Angelica Jones, aka Firestar, has an interesting character arc from shy and insecure to powerful and confident as she develops her powers, including the ability to create and manipulate microwave radiation, which allows her to fly and make fire . As a one-time member of the X-Men and Avengers, Mars seemed like a good choice for introducing mutants into the MCU.
While Angelica began her superhero journey as a high school student and Peter Parker's girlfriend, Jenna Ortega seemed ready for the role. However, there has been speculation that the Firestar may have been hidden in a prominent place in the MCU. Rumors are fueled when Zendaya's MJ is revealed to be not an iteration Mary Jane, but Michelle Jones, even Michelle Angelica Jones. Time will tell which way the MCU spins it.
Bobbi Morse, aka Robin and sometimes Huntress, was a Doctor, Agent 19 of S.H.I.E.L.D., an Avenger, and a powerful superhero with superhuman strength, accelerated healing , anti-aging and excellent combat, espionage and marksman skills. She is also the ex-wife of Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
Robin is played by Adrianne Palicki in the MCU-adjacent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Most recently, the Disney+ series Hawkeye seemed to confirm that Clint's wife Laura (Linda Cardellini) is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and possibly even Robin himself, either retiring or living undercover. But with the Old Guard passing the torch to the Young Avengers, Jenna Ortega is certainly capable of playing one of Marvel's strongest female heroes.
Lorna Dane, aka Polaris, is a proud mutant X-Man who can control magnetism like her biological father, Magneto, possesses a force powerful enough to destroy Earth's magnetic field and drive the mutant island of Krakoa into outer space. strength. She had a long-term romantic entanglement with teammate Havok and mental health issues due to being one of the few survivors of the Kenosha massacre.
Emma Dumont brilliantly portrays Polaris on TV Show genius, even though it doesn't have any ties to the MCU. Polaris is a complex and multifaceted character that deserves and needs a strong actress to bring her into the MCU family. Jenna Ortega has proven capable of nuanced performances and will bring some much-needed empathy to the role.
Dr. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone, is a former psychologist who gained her powers by fusing with a gravity stone designed by the alien Kree. Moonstones can fly, create explosions of light and photons, control gravity, and more. A selfish master manipulator in pursuit of personal power and status, the Moonstone has been a vital part of both Thunderbolts and Dark Avengers.
Moonstone is renowned as one of Marvel's fiercest female supervillains, and is a frequent and respected antagonist of Captain Marvel. There seemed to be enough opportunity to introduce Moonstone, even in Phase 5, where she asked to be played by a badass actress like Jenna Ortega, who could handle both her brutality and her abilities.
Gwendolyn Poole, aka Gwenpool or Pink Slayer, is a girl from the real world who was teleported to the Marvel Universe and reincarnated as a mutant; she knows the fourth wall and knows she is in Comic books, because she comes from a world where comic books exist. Her designs are a fusion of Gwen Stacy and Wade Wilson/Deadpool. A former Marvel superfan, she uses her vast knowledge of the Marvel Universe, comic book tropes, and the fourth wall to manipulate reality.
Gwenpool is a happy, carefree fangirl who instantly becomes an icon and is beloved by fans. She might not be an easy addition to the MCU, but she'll be fun and worth the effort. There could be some crossover potential between Sony's Spider-Verse and the MCU, via Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock/Venom. It clearly takes a versatile actress to conquer the character's meta angles, and Ortega seems ready to give it her all.
Doreen Allene Green, aka Squirrel Girl, is not a mutant, but a college student with a genetic abnormality that results in graspable tails, claws, retractable knuckles, and the ability to talk to squirrels. She's a light-hearted character who's often used to caricature tropes in the comics, including her undefeated status by befriending high-level villains like Doctor Doom and Thanos to turn their lives around, and her role in The Great Lakes Avengers Membership of the League, by well-meaning and zealous heroes Has useless abilities.
Squirrel Girl follows the great tradition of Marvel comic characters such as Howard the Duck and Spider-Ham. Jenna Ortega hasn't shied away from goofy, quirky characters, and there's no doubt she could make the most of a fun and beloved character.
Megan Gwynn, aka Pixie, is a hybrid of a human mutant and a fairy, endowing her with superhuman abilities and supernatural powers. She has wings to fly, fairy dust to hallucinate, and a soul dagger that can break magic.
Pixie casts a massive magical teleportation spell, proving invaluable to the X-Men in various endeavors, a skill that is easily transferable to any number of superhero missions. The MCU has so much room for strong female heroes, it needs equally compelling actors like Jenna Ortega to play them. Ortega has the unique ability to cast a lethal character while looking likeable and upbeat. Pixie would be an exciting addition to the MCU, and few are as qualified or compelling to play her as Ortega.
Dracula's daughter Lilith is a vampire, but unlike other vampires in the Marvel monster lineup, she is immune to sunlight and does not depend on drinking blood Survive. She couldn't kill Dracula, but was cursed to oppose him until the day he was destroyed. She can command many animals and can also transform into a wolf, bat or mist.
Lilith, a beautiful dark-haired woman in a tight black outfit, appeared to be an easy lateral move for Ortega on Wednesday with her energy. As a magically skilled demon who is considered both a witch and a goddess, Ortega fits in nicely alongside Scarlet Witch, Blade, and even in a standalone story like Night of the Werewolves.
Angela del Toro, also known as the White Tiger, is the fourth person in the Marvel Universe to don the White Tiger mantle. She is the niece of Hector and Ava Ayala; she gains her power from the jade tiger amulet she inherited from them. As an FBI agent, del Toro was a sharpshooter and a brilliant investigator. As a white tiger, she has superhuman physical attributes and can disguise herself.
Often teamed up with Daredevil and Iron Fist, the MCU seems to have a natural place for the White Tiger. A native of Puerto Rico, Hector Ayala is the first Latino protagonist in the history of American comics. mexico and puerto rico Rican inherits herself, and the image of Jenna Ortega will be a big moment for representation in the MCU.