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Which Superhero Should Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o Play?

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Lupita Nyong’o is all anyone can talk about at the moment. And with good reason! She just took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. And lest we forget, there are several comic book movie actors who are also Oscar winners. Artist Mark Brooks took the initiative and photoshopped Nyong’o to have that fantastic mohawk Storm look. And he’s not the only one thinking of casting the Academy Award-winner in a comic book role. 

On Tumblr, comic book fans have a few other intriguing ideas. BlackFolksMakingComics has a nice comparison post up on Nyong’o and DC Comics’ Vixen, aka Mari Jiwe McCabe. God knows when Warner Bros. will actually decide to bring her character to life in live action but we like the casting. On the other hand, KellyCarries has taken Nyong’o’s wonderfully colorful wardrobe choices and matched them up with the many Lantern Corps from DC. And that gave me another thought – Nyong’o as Green Lantern Soranik Natu.

Who do you think Nyong’o should play in our entirely theoretical superhero film casting?

(via AmberUnmasked)

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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."