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As if we needed another reason to love actress Jessica Chastain. In an interview with our friend (and my old editor at UGO!) Jordan Hoffman at The Guardian, Chastain reveals that she’d like to play a superhero. Yes, the lead, not the girlfriend.

“I would have loved to have played Black Widow,” she said. “The problem is, if I do a superhero movie, I don’t want to be the girlfriend,” she went on. “I don’t want to be the daughter. I want to wear a fucking cool costume with a scar on my face, with fight scenes. That’s what I’d love.”

Yes! Cast her. CAST HER! Go ahead and try to tell us that the world isn’t ready for a female-fronted superhero film and that it won’t sell because girls don’t care about this stuff. Ahem.

Definitely check out the entire article, which has some great information about the work she’s done and what she has coming up.

Who do you think Jessica should play? Batwoman, anyone?

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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