Is Marvel lowering the partition between pop music and their cinematic universe? UK tabloid the Daily Star sure seems to think so. The tabloid claims to have heard rumblings that when it comes to everything superstar Beyonce could add to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney likes it and wants to put a ring on it. The article doesn't specify the details of these extremely hypothetical "talks" nor does it cite any sources by name; the sole quote comes from a "senior executive at movie distributor Disney" and reads:
"We would love to have Beyonce on board, almost certainly as a newcomer to the screen from Marvel's existing catalogue of comic book characters."
Of course Disney would love to have Beyonce in a film -- she's Beyonce. When it comes to name recognition, the multi-platinum icon is up there with Spider-Man and Iron Man. Whether or not these talks are happening and are legit remains to be seen; these are the rumoriest of rumors. CBR News has reached out to Disney/Marvel Studios for comment on this report.
The characters posited for Beyonce to play don't help the Daily Star's credibility either; they don't mention obvious choices for the singer to play (She-Hulk, Monica Rambeau, Spider-Woman, Valkyrie, Sersi, etc.). Instead, the Star implies that they were informed that Beyonce is being considered to play Boom-Boom, Blink, Tigra or Hawkeye. The first two of those are mutants and therefore owned by Fox; Blink already appeared in last year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Tigra is an Avenger and not a bad choice for Beyonce, but it's hard to believe that Marvel would pay to get someone of the megastar's caliber and not give her a solo-franchise-ready role like She-Hulk. Lastly, there already is a Hawkeye in the Avengers movies and, if the Daily Star means they're considering her for Kate Bishop, then that's a little off as one of Kate's most defining characteristics is that she's 18 years old.
Could this happen? Maybe? Are talks actually happening? Nothing really says they aren't, but this article doesn't do much to convince us that they actually are; it seems more plausible that someone at Disney was asked if they'd like to have Beyonce play a superhero and they answered affirmatively, which is the only logical way to reply to that question.