7 Up-and-Coming Actresses That Should Be Cast in the Next Superhero Movie

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actress Jessica Chastain attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Jessica Chastain has spoken out about one of Hollywood's most glaring problems: the lack of complex, multidimensional roles for women and, more specifically, the absence of a dynamic, female-led superhero movie. In an interview with Vulture, Chastain said that many of the roles being written for women are flat, one-dimensional, and not "fully fleshed out": "I think there is a huge problem in American cinema where stories about women aren’t nurtured and celebrated and brought to the screen as often as stories about men," Chastain said, but she feels that "times are changing," and that we're long overdue for a female-fronted superhero movie. Hopefully Chastain's right and we finally get that female-led superhero movie that does not feature an actress' butt.

When that finally does happen, these are the up-and-coming actresses would be great for the role of a kick-ass superhero.

Lizzy Caplan


Chloe Moretz

Chloe Moretz looks harmless, but she’s proven she’s a serious actor with some badass potential.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox IS a superhero. End of story.

Hannah Simone

She might seem like an unlikely choice, but it’s time for Hannah Simone break away from New Girl and cross over into movies. Maybe it’s just the bangs that say she means business, or that I’m just a crazy fangirl and wishfully thinking, but I could see this happening.

Natalie Dormer

Of course.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara is hardcore superhero material.

Hana Mae Lee

We’ve seen her as the quirky-cute girl, but Hana Mae Lee is the superhero we need.