Marvel fans have debated whether Jenna Ortega is a fit for a future role in the popular superhero franchise.
The 20-year-old actor is currently experiencing a surge in popularity following the release of the Netflix series Wednesday.
While Marvel has been known for signing many of Hollywood’s most promising young actors for major recurring roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – including Florence Pugh, Will Poulter and Hailee Steinfeld – some have suggested that Ortega may never get the chance.
This is because she’s actually appeared in the MCU since she was a kid, and in 2012 she had a role you’ll miss out on Iron Man 3.
Ortega’s performance in the film did not go unnoticed by many who were disappointed Wednesday Fans, including former adult film star Mia Khalifa, who wrote to her 5.1 million Twitter followers last week: “Life is unfair and I stand by it because Jenna Ortega had a cameo in a Marvel movie years ago , which means we’ll never be able to see her starring in a Marvel film.”
However, there may still be hope that those who support Ortega will join the MCU.
While rare, there have been a handful of occasions when actors have returned to the franchise in a role other than what they originally held.
The most prominent example of this is Gemma Chan, who starred in the role of Minn-Erva Captain Marvelbefore returning to the MCU as Sersi eternal.
Chris Evans also portrayed Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch) in two Fantastic Four adaptations before being cast as Steve Rogers Captain America: The First Avenger. However, the Fantastic Four films were not part of the MCU canon at the time.
Fans chimed in with these examples and other examples from actors who played multiple roles in the Marvel Universe.
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“There were a few actors who did double duty. I imagine we’ll see her in a much bigger role at some point,” one person wrote.
“Gemma Chan was there Captain Marvel before she was in eternal So never say never,” commented another.
Of course, perhaps the bigger question is whether Ortega, who has garnered acclaim for her role, will be in Wednesdayas well as for previous performances in 2022 Scream and XShe would even be interested in another MCU role.
Wednesday is now available to stream on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jenna-ortega-marvel-mcu-wednesday-b2239256.html Jenna Ortega: The Wednesday star is sparking debate among Marvel fans after being ‘locked out’ from the MCU role