Lindsay Lohan is determined to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Following her return to Hollywood after more than a decade away from the silver screen, Lindsay Lohan has expressed interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

The actress discussed her future film roles in a recent interview with Forbes, revealing that while she’s “always going to look for” romantic comedy roles — like that of her 2022 festive flick, Falling For Christmas — she elsewhere has her eye on the action genre: “I think I’m always the kind of person that I see what comes and take it as it comes, wherever the scripts lead me,” Lohan said. 

She continued, “I’ve never done an action film. I would love to do something with Marvel. Just seeing what comes my way and I’m open to different roles.” Lohan went on to reiterate her affinity for rom-coms, admitting she’s happy to “do a tonne” of films within the genre.

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While Lohan might seem like somewhat of an outlier in Marvel’s casting pool, the former child star was rumoured to have auditioned for the role of Wanda Maximoff — a super-heroine who recurs throughout large portions of the Marvel universe — with the part ultimately being handed to Elizabeth Olsen in 2014.

Lohan’s interest in diversifying her acting credits comes amid somewhat of a resurgence for the actress, who recently inked a two-film picture deal with Netflix. 

The Lohan-starring Irish Wish, one of the two Netflix titles and the follow-up to Falling For Christmas, will hit the streaming service in 2023. Elsewhere on the press run for the latter Christmas film, Lohan expressed interest in a Freaky Friday sequel, echoing similar comments made by her co-star in the 2003 film, Jamie Lee-Curtis. The actress last month revealed that she’d pitched an idea for a second instalment of the Disney movie, which would see Curtis and Lohan reprise their roles as a bickering mother-daughter duo.

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