Why Melissa Gold urgue Jason Momoa for insidious Kripto!

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An actress with a career as versatile as Alison Brie (known for cult TV comedies like Community; highbrow, award-winning dramas like Steven Spielberg’s The Post; and her husband Dave Franco’s creepy directorial debut The Rental) would have been expected to be cast in a superhero film by now. While you could technically say she was in a Batman movie after voicing the bipolar Unikitty opposite Will Arnett’s send-up of the Dark Knight in The LEGO Movie franchise, it is really in something like the Marvel movies which we would love to see her spread her wings.

There was a time, however, when the 37-year-old Hollywood native was rumored for the title role of the upcoming Disney+ exclusive series She-Hulk before it went to Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany ultimately. I would actually not be surprised if said casting rumors turned out to be created by fans unaware that Alison Brie was the voice of Black Widow in the Marvel Avengers Academy video game from 2016. Even so, I can empathize with anyone who longs to see her take on an unclaimed character for a live-action entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
That being said, there is a wonderfully vast variety of characters bred from the pages of Marvel Comics who would be idea for Alison Brie to breathe life into for a movie (or TV show, even) as part of the MCU continuity. The following are our top six choices for her, starting with one whom the actress has already been through plenty of the necessary training to prepare for.
Melissa Gold (better known these days by her current alias Songbird) is a character who has worn multiple hats, such as an Avenger, a founding member of the Thunderbolts, and even an aspiring singer – a talent that her super-enhanced vocal chords lend to beautifully. Yet, when she first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1979, she was a supervillain who went by the name “Screaming Mimi’ as part of the Grapplers – a team of female professional wrestlers who moonlighted as criminals.
While playing a reformed criminal with superhuman vocal abilities would be new territory for her, Alison Brie knows a thing or two about old school rumbles in the ring from her starring role on the 1980s-set Netflix series GLOW, which stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.”