Marvel Studios is one of the biggest brands around but all of that attention can be a double-edged sword. Because of all the interest in their large slate of films, it seems like they're facing a never-ending barrage of rumours, internet reports and fan-driven speculation.
Most of these can be dismissed out of hand as many of these rumours have been proven false before. Remember when people thought Marvel had secretly re-acquired the Fantastic Four rights? How about the notion that Robert Redford was playing the Red Skull in disguise? Just because these developments were promising didn’t cause them to be true.
There are, however, plenty of rumours concerning the MCU that sound decidedly more plausible. Whether because they line up with how Marvel’s operated before or because they seem like the simplest answer to some of the MCU’s unanswered questions, these specific rumours don't appear to be full of crap.
Beyond that, some truth to certain reports would mark encouraging directions for their properties. These are rumours people should actively be hoping to be true as they would mark interesting developments for every one of Marvel’s upcoming films.
Not all of these will turn out to be true, but with all of the nonsense floating around, these are the most compelling rumours surrounding the MCU.
10. Rebecca Ferguson Is The Top Choice For Captain Marvel
The potential casting for Captain Marvel has been an understandably hot topic. The actress who gets the part will lead Marvel’s first female-centric superhero film so she's going to have to be a strong performer who can own the role.
Fans have repeatedly thrown out names like Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron and Katheryn Winnick but rumours have suggested that Marvel might have already made their choice, and are just waiting to make things official.
As of last fall the rumour was that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation standout Rebecca Ferguson was the top pick for the role. Fans ought to be elated with this news as she's coming off of a film where she just absolutely stole the show from Tom Cruise. Moreover, her emotionally-conflicted performance and deft handling of the action scenes makes her an easy choice for the role.
Kevin Feige recently stated that we’d likely get some official casting information for Captain Marvel by the end of the summer, so it may not be that long a wait to see if Ferguson will indeed grab the role.