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The Cast of Thor: The Dark World Names Superheroines They Want to See Get Movies

Great Hera!

Kat Dennings suggested She-Hulk, and in unrelated news is my new hero.

You know the (essentially ten year, since we pretty much know what movies are coming out in 2014 and 2015) absence of a solo film for a female superhero is becoming the elephant in Hollywood’s palatial hotel suite when mainstream journalists are asking actors about it on red carpets. E Online put the question to the cast of Thor: The Dark World: what superheroine do you want to see get their own movie?

Chris Hemsworth answered right away, with admirable loyalty to his fellow Avengers:

“I’d live to see a Black Widow movie… I think it will [happen]. It has to. We’ll rally for it. We’ll get it started…”

Tom Hiddleston agreed. “That would be amazing,” he said. “Scarlett would really bring the thunder on that.”

But after the actors who’d personally worked with Johansson, Kat Dennings (Darcy), Zachary Levi (Fandral), and Jaimie Alexander (Sif) weighed in with their own ideas. E says Wonder Woman was of course thrown in as a name. I would really like to see it happen,” said Alexander, “I think there’s a need for it. I think young women would like to look up to somebody strong and not have the movie dominated by a male character.” Dennings came out in favor of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, and also generally for female heroes: “She-Hulk is pretty amazing. There are so many fantastic female superheroes to choose from. It is time and I’m sure it’s already in the pipeline.”

It was Levi who pulled out the most obscure suggestion in the bunch: the Nazi-hunting mercenary leader Silver Sable, a Marvel character created in 1985. Silver was the gun toting commando leader of a superhero team, a CEO, and a national leader of her made up European country Symkaria, which shared a border with Victor von Doom’s Latveria. Marvel’s unlikely to put her in a movie for a reason that has nothing to do with her gender, however: she’s most closely associated with Spider-Man. Levi might want to go tell Columbia Pictures about the opportunity they’re missing.

(via E Online.)

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