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Portman on female superhero film

Published 20/09/2013 | 09:41

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Natalie Portman says a female-led superhero movie could be on the way soon

Natalie Portman has hinted that a superhero film, led by a female, is in the works.

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The Oscar-winning Black Swan star, who plays Jane Foster in the Thor movies, dropped the teaser when she spoke to SciFi Now as she discussed the representation of women and minorities on the big screen.

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.

"But 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 characterise them."

Natalie added: "You can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a 'woman'."

There have been rumours that Riddick's Katee Sackhoff is set to take on the role of Ms Marvel in a future Avengers sequel.

Marvel creator Stan Lee claimed a female-led superhero film isn't at the top of Marvel's priorities, but hinted that a film featuring Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow would be the most likely.

He said: "Probably, at one time, they'll make a movie of the Black Widow. 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."

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