The former “Transformers” actress revealed her intentions while on the red carpet for the world premiere of “Jonah Hex,” telling Fox 411: “I don’t want people to protest this, but I would like to be [Sarah] Rainmaker in ’Gen 13′ if they ever made that into a movie.”
“Gen 13,” the Wildstorm series created in 1994 by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi, tells the tale of a superhero team consisting of youthful heroes such as Caitlin Fairchild, Grunge, Threshold and the aforementioned Rainmaker. Rainmaker is an Apache-born hero with the ability to manipulate the weather. The character’s sexual orientation has been the subject of some debate, with early stories pegging Rainmaker as a lesbian while later issues revealed her as bisexual.
“She’s a Native American and I have a little bit of that blood in me,” said Fox. “It would be a bit of a stretch — but if Jake Gyllenhaal can be the Prince of Persia, I think that I can do that.”
Earlier this month, Fox clarified her “nerd credibility” in an interview with MTV News, saying she’s not as much of a comic book expert as some have been led to believe. However, she described herself as a lifelong fan of certain mainstream comics including “Gen 13.”
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