5 Marvel Amber Midthunder Characters Would Be Perfect To Play

She risked her life piloting a tractor-trailer through difficult terrain alongside Liam Neeson in Netflix The ice roadsurvived a bank robbery at the home of the 2016 Oscar nominee, Against all oddsand took on The Predator himself – circa 1719 – as the leader of the Prey cast, most recently. These are just a few examples of films starring Amber Midthunder that prove that she is one of the strongest and most promising action stars of her generation. Plus, I think those roles should be enough to convince Kevin Feige and co. that she is ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Certainly, if the Native American actor (and descendant of the Fort Peck Sioux tribe, according to The New York Times) landed a role in all of the upcoming Marvel movies, this wouldn’t be his first comic book adaptation. She had a recurring role in Legion as Kerry Loudermilk – a mutant with exceptional martial skills who shares a body with male scientist Cary Loudermilk (Bill Irwin) and was originally created for FX’s trippy, x-men-inspired series. However, I think it’s time to give Midthunder the chance to bring a hero (or other villain) straight from the pages of the comic book to life in all future superhero movies (or even the upcoming Marvel TV shows) and I have a few Marvel characters in mind – starting with one who is also of Native descent.

Marvel Comics Silver Fox

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silver fox

Some Marvel fans may remember (whether they like it or not) when, in 2008, X-Men Origins: Wolverine was freed and revealed the past of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s Adamantium-clawed Canadian mutant, including his relationship with a woman named Kayla Silverfox. Played by 13 Continue 30 Cast member Lynn Collins, a scion of Canada’s native Blackfoot tribe, turned out to be another mutant with hypnotic manipulation powers through physical contact and was watching Logan for Weapon X project supervisor William Stryker (Danny Huston ), but only because he was holding his sister, Emma Frost (Tahyna Tozzi), captive.

While it’s true that she was once in a relationship with Wolverine and a member of Weapon X in the comics, Silver Fox is a character many would lay claim to. x-men the movies didn’t do it justice as they left out the fact that she’s also a top HYDRA terrorist and isn’t telekinetic, but has powers more like those of her former lover – including retractable claws and suppressed aging. With an inevitable reboot from MCU-canon to the franchise, it seems like there’s a good opportunity for a truer rendition on the horizon. I can’t think of anyone better to portray the character this time around than Amber Midthunder, being one of the most badass Indigenous actors working today…despite not being Canadian.

Risky from Marvel Comics

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If having no connection to the Great White North would be a deal breaker, I have another native x-men lead character for Amber Midthunder. While the character is also of Cuban descent on her father’s side, her mother was from the North American Seminole tribe, which grew up in Florida during the 18th century. The role in question is Gloria Dolores Muñoz – better known as Risk and created by iconic writer Jeph Loeb with artist Luciano Lima in 1995.

Risk’s mutant ability allows her to generate gravity fields that she can manipulate into any size she chooses, then launch them at her enemies. She used this ability when she fought alongside X-Corporation, X-Force, and SWORD – a counter-terrorism organization specializing in particularly weird and otherworldly threats that was officially introduced to the MCU in Wanda Vision. Therefore, the character’s own introduction to canon is more likely than ever before, and would be an even more famous affair with Midthunder in the role.

Lady Hellbender from Marvel Comics

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Lady Hellbender

I really admired how the character of Amber Midthunder in director Dan Trachtenberg Prey, Naru – a young Comanche looking to prove her worth as a hunter to her tribe – stood up to such a vicious and highly intelligent beast as The Predator (played by basketball player Dane DiLiegro this time). It initially gave me the idea to cast her as one of many Marvel Comics characters who specialize in hunting and killing creatures of a similar nature and have a good chance of being adapted for the MCU. now that it brings more horror. properties, such as Blade. However, I then decided that, at the risk of repeating myself, I would recommend a hunter whose intentions are a little different.

Better known as Lady Hellbender, Marguerite Hellbender is herself an alien from an unidentified planet in the Milky Way whose pet monster, Beez, was taken from her against her will by her gambling-addicted and submissive father. in a deadly gladiatorial arena in which he was killed. This traumatic event inspired her to embark on a career in search of rare monsters in the galaxy that she could bring back to her sanctuary, including Fin Fang Foom, Venom, and even the Hulk. So, I guess we can consider her and her barbaric minions, Gnasher and Gasher, anti-heroes, and ones I’d watch in a movie or TV show in a heartbeat.

Lyja from Marvel Comics

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Actually, Lady Hellbender isn’t the only alien warrior I had in mind for Amber Midthunder to play, and to give her the opportunity to see things from a rather different point of view than Naru in Prey. In fact, this character has an even better chance of being easily inserted into the MCU canon, given his involvement in the comics that will inspire the next TV show, Secret Invasionand affiliation with a group of characters whose in-universe debuts are highly anticipated.

Lyja is part of the shapeshifting alien race known as the Skrulls and spent her early years in the Marvel Universe disguised as Ben “The Thing” Grimm’s lover, Alicia Masters, in order to infiltrate the Fantastic Four. However, after falling in love and subsequently marrying Johnny “Human Torch” Storm, she would come to form a close bond with him (thanks, in part, to his ability to withstand high temperatures, and even fight alongside her on later occasions. It’s an interesting redemption arc that I’d also love to see play out when the superhero family is officially introduced to the MCU.

Polaris from Marvel Comics

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One of Amber Midthunder’s most underrated roles is Rosa Ortecho on the CW sci-fi series Roswell, New Mexico. The character is a young woman who was raised from death by a man with alien powers, returning with her own abilities, including the manipulation of electromagnetic energy. This kind of reminds me of another x-men character she could play.

The power of magnetism and electromagnetism is a specialty of green-haired mutant Lorna Dane, who knows Polaris best. However, she also went by other aliases, such as Magneta – which is both a reference to her abilities and the fact that her father is none other than Magneto. It’s a complicated family dynamic that I’d like to see play out in a future episode.

While all of the Marvel characters I’ve listed above have some connection to Amber Midthunder, either through other roles she’s played or through her own cultural identity, the possibilities of what she might do in the MCU are endless, as far as I’m concerned. Hell, if she’d rather apply her talent to star in upcoming DC movies instead, she’d have my full support.

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