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Jessica Chastain Calls Out Marvel: Where is the Scarlett Johansson Superhero Film?

Jessica Chastain Calls Out Marvel: Where is the Scarlett Johansson Superhero Film?

Jessica Chastain and her beau Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo take in the sights as they stroll through New York City together on Tuesday (August 26).

The Oscar nominated actress just called out Marvel for not yet making a Scarlett Johansson superhero film. Scarlett plays Black Widow in Marvel’s franchise films.

“Where is the Scarlett Johansson superhero movie? I don’t understand it, why is it taking so long for this?” Jessica told The Wrap. “This woman clearly shows that people want to go see her in the movies. Lucy, didn’t it beat Hercules by a lot opening weekend, when it was made for a lot less? She shows that she kicks ass, she’s a great actress. Under the Skin is an incredible film, and why are we still waiting for a go-ahead on a superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson?”

“To me, it’s a no-brainer,” Jes added. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”

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  • go go

    Wow why the outburst about scarlet, she must be jes’ girlcrush….

  • Um

    NO JESSICA. Wow I love YOUR work, can’t say the same about Johansson’s. Horrible taste.

  • lema

    Scarlett’s been in like 3 of these Marvel films and I’m already sick of her. Pretty sure she’s been in 6 crappy films this year so far and more to come I believe. Crappy actress.

  • Welp

    Cause she’s pregnant?

  • Isabel

    Beating Hercules at the box office isn’t an accomplishment considering the movie was a guaranteed flop from the beginning. When her movie tops a big blockbuster like Guardians of the Galaxy, then Jessica will have a point to argue.

  • Amy


    I think her point is that the studio system in Hollywood is sexist.

  • Josephine

    I don’t like Scarlett but Jessica’s got a point. In the comic world there are many female superheroes but they never get their own movies.The fact that Avengers are so popular could be a nice pretext to start – even if with Black Widow. Iron Man, Thor and Captain America already have multiple movies and there are plans to do more but Black Widow who is their equal in the Marvel world, is always only a supporting part. The same with Wonder Woman – she is probably the most recognized female superhero but she only gets a supporting part in the already hated Batman vs Superman movie.

  • JKD

    men don’t go to the movies to see women as heroes. men go to the movies to see men as heroes – and women as sex objects. welcome to hollywood. enjoy your stay. unless of course, you’re a woman.

  • AK


    totally agree with u

    why all superheroes movie should be about males !!!!

  • hmmm

    Scarlett’s in a Marvel movie hmmm, as a lead…only if the following cast includes RDJ, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth…I think the only reason she called out Scarlett is another way to kiss a$$.

    PS..Scarlett is a very bad actress…she’s a strawberry blonde Megan Fox.

  • Lara

    She’s so gorgeous! I can’t handle it. :’)

  • Lydia

    Why is she even getting involved? Has nothing to do with her.

  • Lucy

    Lucy’s actually a very good film. I’m glad something different’s doing well at the box office. I am sick to death of marvel superhero films. But yes, Jessica – gorgeous and talented and would be great in a superhero film herself – has a point.

    Love Jessica.

  • Elisa

    she is right holywood is too sexist, we have almost 20 superhero movies and none of these has a woman as lead. I don’t particulary like scarlet but there are othes characters like wonder woman or black cat that can be a great movie

  • kas

    @Isabel: GOTG is a Marvel summer movie. That alone guarantees success regardless the quality. Lucy, on the other hand, has only 2 things: Scarlett Johansson and superpowers. Still profitable. That proves sexism in Hollywood when film-makers keep saying that female movies don’t sell, no one want to watch female action movies ect…

  • go go

    Jessica as a superhero? Um………, just, no
    She’s good at what she does, adult films, which there really isn’t much out there, but it seems towards Oscar, there will be. She’s in NY to promote that chick flick movie.

  • Andrew

    Ladies and feminists alike, let all get something clear.
    The reason that Hollywood don’t make female led superhero films is that they ones in recent years have been poorly made, does Elektra, catwoman and super girl ring a bell.
    I’m as eager to see one as much as anyone else, but let’s face it, no one will be able to make a descent one

  • Sage

    I agree 1000% with Jessica. Johansson could pull off a super-hero film and she deserves one. People (a lot of men) would flock to see it!

  • Boo

    @JKD oh here we go

  • Jules

    Maybe she could double team with another heroine?