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Thor‘s Natalie Portman says a female superhero is coming

Marvel Studios is looking to shake things up. According to Natalie Portman, it is adding some girl power to its superhero lineup.

Natalie Portman

We’re always looking for diversity in media. Whether it’s film, television or literature, there should always be an even playing field. But when it comes to superhero movies, it’s a man’s world. Women are usually just love interests or supporting characters.

Natalie Portman, who stars in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, believes change is coming. The actress recently spoke to SciFiNow about Marvel’s plan to add more estrogen to its superhero slate.

She said, “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.”

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It sounds like women are moving on up. Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers) has already expressed interest in creating more female-centric movies. Lucky for us, Marvel may be on board with the idea.

Portman continued, “They do definitely have strong female characters in them 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.'”

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Rumor has it that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is a prime candidate for a solo adventure. Nothing’s set in stone, but we could see it happening. She’ll reunite with Chris Evans in next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If that does well, who knows what the future may hold?

What female superhero do you think Marvel should adapt?

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