Despite the fact that it was not fairly the field workplace hit Warner Bros. in all probability hoped for and the CGI was lackluster, to say the least, I nonetheless have many nice issues to say about The Flash. Nonetheless, the one factor that left me essentially the most pleasantly stunned was Sasha Calle’s efficiency as a model of Supergirl from one other nook of the DC Multiverse, which already has me hoping to see her pop up within the Marvel Multiverse sooner or later.
It might appear dramatically untimely to ponder the Colombian-American actor’s potential to star in any upcoming Marvel motion pictures contemplating she simply made her function movie debut in a DC Comics adaptation. Nonetheless, I’ve a sense that there is no such thing as a room within the new universe of upcoming DC motion pictures — which does embrace a solo Supergirl film — for her history-making, Latina model of the Kryptonian hero. Not eager to see her distinctive superhero performing expertise gone to waste, I took the freedom of giving Kevin Feige and co. some concepts for Marvel characters Calle is likely to be an ideal match to play, beginning with one she may discover acquainted.
There are literally fairly just a few Marvel characters who’ve been in comparison with Superman for having comparable talents and even origin tales. One of the vital well-known of those marvelous males of metal is Sentry — a former Meth addict who broke right into a science lab, consumed an experimental serum, and have become a hero of nice energy, regardless of a self-destructive alter ego dwelling inside him known as the Void. He even has his personal model of Supergirl who has much more in frequent with Calle’s variation of stated character than one may anticipate, having additionally originated from an alternate dimension.
So, because the story goes, Physician Unusual — in an effort to assist Sentry hold the Void contained — created a pocket universe inside his thoughts known as “Sentry World,” the place an equally highly effective feminine sidekick named Jenny existed, who would go by “Sentress” when preventing crime. For one, I believe this might be a very cool arc to adapt right into a film — if not an upcoming Marvel TV present — after Sentry could be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To not point out, Sentress solely lasted a few points, however might be reworked right into a extra outstanding position whom Calle might make into one thing actually particular.
Alternatively, having already performed fourth banana to Batman and two Barry Allens in The Flash, maybe Calle must be given the prospect to play the lead her personal film or sequence if and when she enters the MCU. Nicely, one feminine character followers have been hoping to see launched for years now — and one who can also be of Latinx descent — is Bonita Juarez, who has fought below a number of aliases, however is finest generally known as Firebird.
That identify additionally refers to a bird-shaped mass of religious power that she has had the power to conjure (whether or not or not at her personal will has by no means been clarified) since a ball of fireside got here out of the sky and struck her in Albuquerque. The Avengers West Coast member’s vary of powers additionally contains flight, high-intensity power projection, and attainable immortality, which, I might say, makes her a personality whom Calle could be proud to carry to a live-action setting for the primary time.
One other Latinx Marvel character who has but to be portrayed in a live-action title is White Tiger, which is definitely a moniker that has been handed down between 5 totally different folks. The primary, after coming into contact with three amulets that imbue the wearer with powers like improve power and sight — was a person named Hector Ayala. The most recent and present holder, and the character I might suggest for Calle, is Hector’s youthful sister, Ava.
The Puerto Rican-American has additionally been recognized to group up with Peter Parker (resembling on the animated Final Spider-Man TV present). I believe, if and when Tom Holland returns for his fourth solo look because the webslinger, teaming him up with Ava’s White Tiger could be an fascinating method to change issues up, as a substitute of a extra anticipated pairing like Black Cat.
You understand what? Talking of issues which are anticipated, the Marvel characters I’ve talked about up to now are virtually too on-the-nose when contemplating who Calle ought to play. The truth is, I believe it will be much more acceptable for her MCU debut to be in a task that actually challenges her and provides audiences an opportunity to see a unique facet of her that’s totally totally different from Supergirl. Except for additionally originating from an alternate actuality, I believe that’s Gwenpool to a T.
The character’s actual identify is Gwendolyn Poole and she or he was only a typical, teenage comedian e-book fan till she was magically transported into Marvel’s Earth-616, the place she would use her information of superhero lore to turn out to be a crimefighter herself. Just like Deadpool, she additionally has a really energetic character and a darkish humorousness that she makes use of when breaking the fourth wall. I’m dying to see her team-up with Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth — whose MCU introduction is presently on maintain in lieu of the strikes — sooner or later and I believe casting an actor like Calle within the position would make it particularly thrilling.
Serious about it extra, if we actually need to make Calle’s MCU debut one thing actually particular and distinctive, we should always take into account her to play somebody who’s much more totally different from Supergirl and from, nearly, every other comedian character you could possibly consider. For my cash, the proper candidate for that activity is one more younger, bubbly, and eccentric hero: Squirrel Lady.
Now, if I used to be to seek out some method to examine Doreen Inexperienced to Kara Zor-El, I might point out how — along with having traits just like the eponymous furry, woodland creature, like climbing bushes, retractable claws, and a giant bushy tail — she additionally is aware of methods to maintain her personal in a battle. The truth is, in keeping with ComicVine, her superhuman power, improve therapeutic, and agility has helped her stay virtually fully undefeated towards varied characters, together with Thanos. Perhaps that has one thing to do with why her MCU debut has taken some time, however I believe the prospect to have Calle embody the position feels like good incentive to hurry up the method.
Regardless of the future holds for Sasha Calle’s profession, the up-and-coming Latina actor has already made a profound impression on Hollywood that’s positive to result in extra grand alternatives. Whether or not or not meaning extra upcoming superhero motion pictures — both of the Marvel or DC selection — we’ll at all times consider her as one tremendous woman.