DARK PHOENIX Star Jessica Chastain Hopes To Play A More Established Comic Book Villain Next Time
Jessica Chastain played a (mostly) newly created villain in 2019's Dark Phoenix, and The 355 star has now revealed why she hopes to play an established comic book movie supervillain next time around...
While you'd think Dark Phoenix would have soured Jessica Chastain on comic book movies, the actress seems keen to return to the genre. In Fox's final X-Men movie, the actress played Vuk, a villain based very loosely on a D'Bari alien who had been largely reinvented for the big screen (the belief is she was originally going to be a Skrull before Captain Marvel beat the studio to it).
Talking to ComicBook.com, Chastain explained that she'd enjoy playing a more established character next time around, making it clear that a supervillain is far more appealing to her than a superhero.
"I think that I would be more interested in playing a villain than a comic book hero, because I think villains have more fun, honestly," Chastain admitted. "I would love it to be a villain that's already established in the comic books and not created, like, a new thing. And, also, I would like it to be a villain that you don't have to sign such a long deal for. I'm a one-and-done kind of girl. So it would be great to play a character that was naughty and then would disappear."
With an established character, Chastain would have the opportunity to better tap into a villainous role like this one. That definitely wasn't the case in Dark Phoenix, and her performance as Vuk is considered a career low point. She didn't have much to work with, of course, so that's not exactly surprising.
We're sure Marvel Studios would be open to working with the actress, though it's possible Chastain could join the DC Extended Universe one day. Do you have any potential casting suggestions?
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"I would be more interested in playing a villain than a comic book hero, because I think villains have more fun. I'd like it to be a villain that you don't have to sign such a deal for. I'm kind of a one and done kind of girl." pic.twitter.com/UBlTMU4onh