Jessica Chastain Up to Play Poison Ivy in ‘Gotham City Sirens’

The DCEU has slowly been expanding it’s roster of heroes and villains that it plans to bring from the world of comics to the big screen. One of the more recent projects that was announced to be getting the live-action treatment is Gotham City Sirens, which focuses on an all-female team mainly comprised of Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy.

While Margot Robbie is still set to play the lovable Harley Quinn, both Catwoman and Poison Ivy have yet to be cast. It was rumored a few months ago that Transformers star Megan Fox was rumored to play the latter, but things regarding that rumor have gone quiet. Now, it looks as though a different actress is showing interest in the role of Poison Ivy.

While speaking to CinemaBlend, Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, The Martian) made a brief comment about why she would be interested in playing the character of Poison Ivy:

“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.”

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As soon as Ivy was mentioned, people were throwing Chastain’s name into the ring along with Evan Rachael Wood and more. This is not a role that we would typically see her take on, so it would be pretty cool to see her step out of her comfort zone and take on a new kind of property.
At the end of the day, Warner Bros. gets to decide, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an opinion on it. Let us know what you think about this potential casting choice in the comment section below!
Source: CinemaBlend
Gotham City Sirens has yet to receive a release date.
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