Who Is Abigail Brand: Marvel Eyes ‘Spider-Man’ Actress for MCU Part?
Abigail Brand is one of Marvel’s numerous fictional characters who first appeared in Astonishing X-Men #3. She is most known as the Commanding Officer of S.W.O.R.D — A S.H.I.E.L.D offshoot that deals with defending earth from extraterrestrial threats. While minimal details have been revealed about the character’s personal life — a facet those behind the MCU are bound to adjust if the character is prioritized — she is said to be 28 during the Skrull invasion. Yet, time, age, gender, etc. can all be adjusted when Kevin Feige’s team comes to bat.
Brand has been called upon by various people to lend a hand in times of crisis. Though boasting an antagonistic relationship with Nick Fury in the comics, she is one of his fiercest allies, and the character is loyal to a fault. If the rumor is true, and the MCU is planning to introduce Brand into the equation, fans may just receive a series similar to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D via S.W.O.R.D on Disney+; however, such an idea remains a pipedream at the moment.
According to We Got This Covered, Marvel is planning to introduce Abigail Brand into the MCU, and the studio is eyeing one very talented actress; meaning, it’s likely that the character will boast a significant role moving forward.
Marvel Eyes ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Actress Emma Stone for Abigail Brand in the MCU
We Got This Covered shared — relying on the same sources who knew that the Inhumans would appear in Ms. Marvel and that a certain character dies in The Rise of Skywalker (both since confirmed) — that the studio is eyeing Emma Stone or an Emma Stone- type actresses for the role.
Where and how exactly Abigail Brand will join this superhero soiree remains unknown; however, as We Got This Covered notes, recently revealed set photos from WandaVision confirm that S.W.O.R.D will play into the upcoming Disney+ series, so she could make her first appearance on the small screen, or the corporation that gives rise to the character could hint at her future presence via allusion (as Marvel has always done so brilliantly).
Details about Abigail Brand
Brand is a head honcho when it comes to S.W.O.R.D; thus, without making some major narrative adjustments, you can’t have the S.H.I.E.L.D offshoot without presenting the character intimately tied to its existence.
As for Brand, she is half-Alien and, at one point, comes to boast a romantic relationship with X-Men’s Beast — a character now also in Disney’s grasp following the merger with Fox. Abigail Brand — in original illustrations — dons a full head of striking green hair, so, if the MCU wishes to retain this identifying feature, Emma Stone may be in for a makeover.
Let’s keep in mind that Marvel is eyeing all Emma Stone type actresses, so our former Gwen Stacy may not be our new Brand, as Marvel may hesitate to bring an actress to the role whose face is already tied to a different Marvel character, Gwen Stacy.