10 actors who have never starred in a Marvel movie or TV show — but should

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  • Believe it or not, there are some stars who haven't been in a Marvel franchise yet.

  • Here we make the case for some who should get their shot.

  • They include Ana de Armas, Zac Efron, Al Pacino, and more.

Monica Barbaro

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The star was just in the biggest movie of the year playing Phoenix in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Having brought an edge to the character and showing she can hang with her hotshot male pilot counterparts, Barbaro has proven she would fit in perfectly in any role Marvel would want to throw at her.

Personally, we think it's only a matter of time before she gets cast.

Austin Butler

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The same can be said for Butler.

Wowing audiences most recently as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's biopic, he has shown that he can do it all as an actor.

Butler will next appear in "Dune: Part 2." This certainly can be a showcase of how he could take hold of an upcoming Marvel franchise.

Steve Carell

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Do not let his comedy work fool you; Carell can do it all. And we think it would be the wrong choice to have him come into the MCU as simply comic relief.

We would want to see him play a dark role. Not necessarily the main villain of a movie or show, but a secondary role who perhaps is related somehow to the hero. We would completely buy into that.

Ana de Armas

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She has already been impressive as a Bond girl, and we could completely see her in the MCU.

De Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming Netflix movie "Blonde." She might soon be looking for a different challenge that's less drama and more action.

Zac Efron

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The actor has been navigating his career with a slew of different kinds of roles. We would be shocked if he hasn't at least tried out for a role within the MCU.

It would be great for him to show up in a Marvel movie or TV show.

Brendan Fraser

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He has already shown up in the DC universe as Cliff Steele in "Doom Patrol" and "Titans" (he was also going to star as Firefly in the now scrapped "Batgirl" movie).

So it's definitely not a stretch to think that Fraser can make his way over to Marvel.

Amber Midthunder

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Coming off her sensational performance in "Prey," Midthunder is likely fielding a lot of offers.

It would make a lot of sense for Marvel to put its sights on this star as she's already shown she isn't afraid to take on action material.

Al Pacino

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The legendary actor has tried everything except being in a Marvel project. That needs to change.

Keke Palmer

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The star showed off a great one-two-punch recently with roles in "Lightyear" and "Nope."

It's clear to us she doesn't just have the "it" factor to take on a Marvel franchise, but the drive to make whatever she signs onto special.

DeWanda Wise

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Coming off her scene stealing performance in "Jurassic World: Dominion," we would love to see Wise make that next step in her career by being the face of a move or TV show for Marvel.

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