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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kristen Stewart wants in on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Since Twilight came to an end in 2012, Kristen Stewart has changed her career path a bit. Granted she did also get caught cheating on one of the most famous actors in Hollywood with a married man, but after her massive franchise ended she decided to take a year off and has now begun to resurface in a series of more independent releases. She's appeared in the military drama, Camp X-Ray, and has also appeared in Clouds of Sils Maria and Still Alice and will appear in Anesthesia, Equals, and American Ultra this year. It didn't work out in her favor, but there were even some people who said she might have gained an Oscar nomination for her work in the latter. In addition to her career picking back up she recently stated that she has her eye on another potential franchise universe.

In recent interviews for Still Alice, Stewart mentioned that she has a lot of interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She expressed specific interest in joining the Captain America arc and reiterated that despite the Twilight fiasco she wouldn't be opposed to joining another franchise. In her own words:
"I love watching those movies. I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance… I’m sure I could get on board with Captain America, you know what I mean?… It would just have to be the right thing."

Now... despite the hatred Stewart gets she shouldn't be underestimated at all. There is no denying her work in the Twilight franchise was atrocious, but that's what happens when you cast teenagers in a film and then trap them into a franchise. If you watch her in more independent roles, like Welcome to the Rileys, she can be quite fantastic. She also shined very brightly in Adventureland, Camp X-Ray, and The Runaways. I'm not saying I'm necessarily rooting for Kristen Stewart to be part of the MCU, but depending on the role I don't think she would do a terrible job. I think she's grown enough as an individual and as an actress to know better than to repeat Bella Swan.

What says you guys? Are you open to Stewart potentially entering the MCU at some point or is it a big, fat no?

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