It’s no secret that there’s been a lack of female leads in the current crop of superhero movies. The part that may be a secret, however, is Natalie Portman‘s suggestion that that could change soon. We’ve all heard the Captain Marvel rumors by now.
The Thor: The Dark World actress hinted that a female superhero film was in the works at Marvel Studios. Of course it’ll take some time yet before any such movie hits the big screen, but still if true at least Marvel is doing something.
Portman shared the info while speaking with SciFiNow:
“There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming – I have heard is coming – and, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters.”
Portman is quick to point out that Marvel has some strong female supporting roles though:
“But they do definitely have strong female characters in them,” she adds, “and I think it’s a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterize them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman’”
What do you think of Portman’s comments? Which Marvel superheroine would you like to see get her own film? What of that non-white character she speaks of?
Thor: Dark World comes to all the nine realms on October 30th (UK) and November 8th (US), 2013