In recent years, Jessica Chastain has risen up the ranks in Hollywood. From an unknown, to two Academy Award nominations, to co-starring in Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Interstellar, the actress has been moving on up, up, up! In a chat with MTV, the actress revealed how high she’d like to go: The sky!
According to the actress, she’s ready for some spandex, a cape, and someone to tussle with. She’s totally down for a superhero movie. She was even almost in Iron Man 3, but those talks with Marvel fizzled out. “Weâ€™ve talked about aligning our forces in the future,â€ she told the network formerly known for music. â€œAnd hereâ€™s the thing with meâ€¦ If youâ€™re going to be in a superhero movie, you only get one chance. Youâ€™re that character forever. So why do a superhero movie and play the boring civilian?â€ Indeed she has a point, especially now that it looks like both Marvel and DC are ready to make female-centric superhero films a reality.
DC has Wonder Woman coming up. Marvel’s got Captain Marvel on deck. Scarlett Johannson’s well-received work as Black Widow, as well as the success of her sci-fi action flick Lucy, have shown that audiences are ready for this. Question is, who could she play? Wonder Woman’s been cast for a while. Of the currently announced films from both studios, that would leave Captain Marvelas a viable option for her. But would Marvel be interested? The film is a little less than 4 years away from coming to theaters and Chastain is all ready 37.
â€œWhatever it is, I want a fight scene,â€ Chastain added on the topic. â€œI could be an incredible villain. I could be a hero. I want a cool outfit, and I want to kick ass.”
Here’s the full clip from the MTV interview:
Who would you cast her as, if you had your pick of heroines?