With reporting by Josh Horowitz
NOTE: A previous version of this article suggested that Chastain might have had discussions with Marvel for the Captain Marvel role in a future movie. However, MTV News has confirmed that this is untrue. In addition, Chastain herself has clarified via twitter saying, "Oops uh oh... I've never had talks about Captain Marvel. Was referring to a different film from over a year ago, in my recent MTV interview."
Jessica Chastain's already flourishing career is about to blast off to another level thanks to her turn in the sure to be blockbuster "Interstellar." But despite getting to play in Christopher Nolan's sandbox, and earning two Oscar nominations in recent years, the acclaimed actress wants in on one more genre that has eluded her: the superhero flick.
When Chastain stopped by MTV today (November 3) she openly discussed the tantalizing possibilities. Once rumored to be up for a role in "Iron Man 3," Chastain confirmed she's talked to Marvel about other roles.
“We’ve talked about aligning our forces in the future," Chastain said. "And here’s the thing with me... If you’re going to be in a superhero movie, you only get one chance. You’re that character forever. So why do a superhero movie and play the boring civilian?"
"Whatever it is, I want a fight scene," Chastain continued. "I could be an incredible villain. I could be a hero. I want a cool outfit, and I want to kick ass."
"Interstellar" opens in theaters on November 7.