Hayley Atwell & Nathan Fillion Target 'Tomb Raider' and 'Spider-Man'
by Ethan Anderton
April 17, 2013
Now before anyone gets too excited, this is just about two actors making a push or claim about their desire to play certain well-known characters. This is not news of official casting. First off, by way of Twitter, Captain America: The First Avenger star Hayley Atwell seems to be making a bit of a push to land the role of video game vixen Lara Croft in the forthcoming film reboot of Tomb Raider. There's a chance she might even be hinting at something more solid, but in the meantime, she has been retweeting several replies from fans saying they want to see the busty brunette taking on the role, and that sounds fine to us. Read on!
Here are the retweets in question, called to our attention by Comic Book Movie:
Again, it's hardly anything official, but Atwell has already proven she can handle action and adventure with the aforementioned Marvel film. The actress is indeed British, and while she doesn't have exactly the same seemingly fantastical proportions, she does have certain physical attributes that would make her look damn good in short khaki shots and a tanktop. As of now, I'd give Atwell my full support if she ended up heading into negotiations for the film written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind screenplays for films like Iron Man, Children of Men, and produced by Graham King of The Town and The Departed.
And what's this stuff about Nathan Fillion? Well, again from Twitter, the actor was asked a question by a fan what character he would like to play in any upcoming Marvel film. Fillion responded succinctly, and somewhat surprisingly, with "The Scorpion. Boom." That's right, folks. Fillion wouldn't take the hero route again. Instead, he would want to be one of the notorious villains from the Spider-Man universe. And while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to have its hands full with villains played by Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper and eventually Dane DeHaan (if we follow the comic book lore), there's always a chance Fillion could show up in the third film. Who doesn't want to see him as a villain? Thoughts?