Sorry about that horrible character pun in the title, just couldn’t help myself. While making the UK press rounds for her latest release, the horror film Oculus, Ex-Doctor Who companion Karen Gillian was recently asked which superhero she’d like to portray on the big screen.
We’ll see her villainous and deadly Nebula in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy August 1st and word is that her fight scene with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) is arguably the best fight scene in the movie, but which superhero would she like to play? Luckily for us, someone asked her just that question.
If you could play a superhero, which one would you choose?
Yeah, who is there…? I want to play a version of Spider-Man that’s a lady.
Spider-Woman – does she exist?
There’s a Spider-Woman and a Spider-Girl.
I want to play Spider-Girl!
OK, we’re gonna give her a pass on not knowing the character, but I’m glad she choose Spider-Girl. She fits that character’s more lighthearted personality much better than the much darker and foreboding Spider-Woman.
Now Spider Girl most likely falls into the Spider-Man licensing rights currently owned by Sony. Where else could she fall being the daughter of Spider-Man himself. So unless Sony wants to broaden its Spider-Man franchise…
Wait, Sony is doing exactly that with the addition of Venom and The Sinister Six, but would they be brave enough to tackle that pesky female lead solo superhero movie glass ceiling that Hollywood has self-imposed on its own movie making?
I hate to say it once again, but if the powers that be can’t get a stand alone solo Wonder Woman movie on the big screen, or television for that matter, will Sony step up for what is really a minor female super hero character to the world at large?
We can only hope.