Natalie Portman: Female-Led Marvel Movie Is Coming (Roll Call)
First Published: September 19, 2013 3:26 PM EDT Credit: Marvel
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No Longer A Boys’ Club?: If you’ve thought the Marvel Universe has been lacking when it comes to female leads, that’s all about to change – at least according to “Thor: The Dark World” star Natalie Portman. “There are definitely many strong [Marvel] women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character, which I think is coming – I have heard is coming,” she told SciFiNow. The actress is also hoping the Marvel Universe gets more diverse. “And, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting… 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 characterize them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman.’” So, which female Marvel character should get their own movie? Captain Marvel? She-Hulk? Black Widow? Rescue/Pepper Potts?
Why Was James Franco Making Out With A Guy?: Is it another James Franco art project? The actor posted a photo of himself making out with an unidentified male on Instagram. “#Jamesfrancotv in love?????? #gawker.com #gay,” he wrote on the photo. Check out James and his dude.
Jordan Catalano Covers Rihanna: Jared Leto is lending his vocal skills to Rihanna’s “Stay.” Check out the 30 Seconds to Mars singer’s take on the hit song!
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