Emilia Clarke

  1. Emily VanCamp, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, 2013.    Emilia v Emily… For Captain Steve Rogers’ sequel, announced one yearbefore the first film came out, Agent 13 was also aimed at the unforgettable platinumblonde Daenerys Targaryen in TV’s touch of the medievals:Game Of Thrones TV findPlus: Alison Brie, Jessica Brown Findlay, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Olsen, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
  2. Alicia Vikander,  The Man From UNCLE,  2013.   For Gaby Teller, the rose betwixt the thorns  of two heroes  (the mismatched Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer), Clarke was re-batting with Felicity Jones and Teresa Palmer.  Also in the mix for the update of the 1964-1968 espionage lite TV series: Gemma Arterton, Alice Eve, Sarah Gadon, Mia Wasikowska. Director Steven Soderbergh quit in November 2011 when understanding Warner wanted a new franchise (like his Ocean’s 11 trilogy)… but didn’t want to pay for it! .
  3. Elizabeth Olsen, Godzilla, 2013. Clarke, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lawrence, Aly Michalka, Imogen Poots, Margot Robbie and Emmy Rossum were up for the (somewhat improved) second Hollywood reboot set for release in the creature’s 60th birthday year of 2014. UK director Gareth Edwards said he got all his first choices for his second feature. It won him his third, the superb Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2015.
  4. Emma Stone, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 2013.     Margot Robbie passed Michael Keaton’s daughter Sam on to Emilia Clarke, Lily James, Blake Lively or Stone. A movie that bitterly annoyed as many millions as it pleased… or even more so after it inexplicably won the Best Picture Oscar on February 22, 2015.
  5. Shailene Woodley, Snowden, 2014.   For his 20th film, director Oliver Stone invited Clarke to play the lover of the CIA employee leaking thousands of US National Security  Agency  documents to the media. But, hey,  everyone wanted Daenerys Targaryen  from Game of Thrones.
  6. Clara Delevingne, Suicide Squad, 2015. After 19 possible Deadshots and 15 Harley Quinns, director David Ayer searched through 11 young beauties for the DCV villain  June Moone, aka Enchantress. The contenders were Troian Bellisario (tied to Pretty Little Liars), Emilia Clarke (nothing without her Game of Thrones’dragons), Alexandra Daddario, Megan Fox, Brie Larson, Ellen Page, Krysten Ritter, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Shailene Woodley. And he told the winning Delevingne to prepare for the role by stripping naked in the woods and walk in mud, preferably during a full moon.  Takes all sorts. Film still flopped!
  7. Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider, 2017.    Lara Croft is the girls’ James Bond.  Many tried to succeed Angelina Jolie  from her 2000 version – she won it from  20 candidates.  Two dozen lost to the Swedish Vikander, on a roll with her 2016 Danish Girl Oscar and Ex Machinarobot…The Franchise Brigade was represented by two from the Percy Jackson flicks (Alexandra Daddario, Rosario Dawson), two Terminators (Emilia Clarke, Summer Glau), two Underworlders (Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra) and three Twilighters (Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart who simply refused). Plus 007’s Gemma Arterton, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, Marvel’s Wanda Maximioff (Elizabeth Olsen), Star Wars’Daisy Ridley, Transformers’ Megan Fox, TRON’s Olivia Wilde, X Men’s Jennifer Lawrence,  Other also-rans were: Jessica Biel (as perfect as Dawson), Emily Blunt, Emily Browning, Cara Delevingne (Vikander’s co-star in Tulip Fever,2017), Nina Dobrev, Anne Hathaway, Sienna Miller (too mild, surely), Saoirse Ronan and Moon’s Kaya Scodelario.


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