Jessica Chastain Wants To Be A Superhero

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Well, here's a request we didn't see coming: Jessica Chastain wants to do a superhero movie. Can Hollywood handle it?
In an interview with The Guardian, the two-time Oscar nominee and Juilliard grad revealed that she's not merely interested in gritty wartime thrillers (Zero Dark Thirty) or period pieces (Miss Julie).
"I would love to do a superhero movie," the actress said. “I would have loved to have played Black Widow (from Iron Man). A couple of times I’ve gotten really close. The problem is, if I do a superhero movie, I don’t want to be the girlfriend. I don’t want to be the daughter. I want to wear a fucking cool costume with a scar on my face, with fight scenes. That’s what I’d love.”
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And, we'd love to see it. Though Chastain was once linked to Iron Man 3, she pulled out of a role that later went to Rebecca Hall. She's also starring in the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel, which should allow her to sink her teeth into some heroic action sequences. We take it this means her character won't be another pushover girlfriend/hostage for Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt?
What would really rock is Chastain helming her own superhero franchise. Get to it, geeks. (Guardian)


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