After seeing some awesome fan art by stevedesignsthings of Jessica Chastain as Poison Ivy, she’s been the fan favorite for the role. The Martian actress spoke to CinemaBlend, Chastain stated, “I’m interested in all things where the characters are strong and dynamic, and not stereotypes or objects. I like female characters that are subjects, not objects. And so, if Poison Ivy happens to be that, sure. Throw my hat in the ring.”
A couple of years ago, Chastain made some critical remarks about the role of female superheroes and how much skin women have to show for them. Depending on the take director David Ayer depends on going with this could cause a problem for Chastain if her mind set hasn’t changed. “If you look at films like Elektra and Aeon Flux, the problem that studios have is that they try to make kickass women very sexualized. They have to be in some catsuit. But if you look at the most incredible female roles, like Ripley in Alien, she is a very sexy woman but she’s not wearing a lot of make-up. She’s in a T-shirt and jeans. What’s sexy about her is how capable she is.”
With The Batman seemingly starting from scratch, WB is reportedly interested in finding another superhero film to take it’s place on the 2018 film slate, Gotham City Sirens could suddenly find itself in production. With Margot Robbie locked as Harley Quinn, casting for the rumored co-leads of Catwoman and Poison Ivy, and the rumored primary antagonist Black Mask is all that remains before we start receiving start dates and shooting locations.