According to Natalie Portman, there could be a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring a female superhero coming out soon.
“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 tells SciFiNow.
So who will the superhero she’s been hearing talk of be? Will it be Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, who is already an established part of the MCU? Or maybe Scarlet Witch, who Joss Whedon is very excited to introduce in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”? For her part, Portman is putting herself in the Black Widow camp.
“Probably at one time, they’ll make a movie of the Black Widow. I’m sure of it,” she says. “But you see, the thing is, the women like these movies as much as the guys. So we don’t have to knock ourselves out to find a female. But we will.”
Regardless, Portman seems proud of the fact that there are already quite a few strong female leads in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
“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,'” she says.
Portman’s next Marvel movie, “Thor: The Dark World,” is due in theaters on Nov. 8.