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Jessica Chastain Was Close To A Superhero Movie Role But Has Particular Demands For When It Actually Happens


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Jessica Chastain was recently wondering why Scarlett Johansson hadn’t had her own superhero movie yet, but now the truth has come out. Jessica Chastain wanted to be Black Widow, dammit!

“I don’t understand it, why is it taking so long for this?” the actress was quoted as saying recently, but her words hid something hurtful. Something so hurtful she just couldn’t stay silent anymore!

“I would love to do a superhero movie!” Chastain told The Guardian in a lengthy interview about things less exciting than an awesome actress in a superhero film. “I would have loved to have played Black Widow.”


“A couple of times I’ve gotten really close,” she continued, possibly referencing when Rebecca Hall replaced her in Iron Man 3. “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.”


So… hypothetically… which superhero with a fucking cool costume could you see Chastain playing? I call Barbara Gordon Batgirl. OR BATWOMAN. HNGGGGGGGGG.

**shut up and let me have this

(via SuperheroHype)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."