#MilaKunis has proved her salt as a badass action hero in The Book Of Eli while showing how deep her dedication to hardcore body transformation can be in Black Swan, and it looks like the actor has her sights set on one of the biggest superheroes in the biz.
In a hilarious Reddit AMA with the 33-year-old actor I stumbled across recently, Kunis spoke about how she would love to play the Caped Crusader and, while her answer was obviously tongue-in-cheek, I think it could genuinely work.
With storylines such as Riri Williams, the female version of Iron Man coming to the fore, there's no reason Kunis should play the more traditional Batgirl instead of her predecessor, and here's why.
1. She Knows How To Put The Work In
One of the biggest questions running through fans' minds when it comes to superhero casting is "will they manage to develop the appropriate ripped physique?" In Mila Kunis's case, the answer to this question is a resounds YAS.
During her training for Black Swan, Mila showed incredibly dedication to her gruelling fitness regime including taking up smoking again to deal with the extreme calorie restrictions, despite the fact she had been through the challenge of giving up years before:
"I never watched what I ate [before]. It was one of those things, for the first time in my life, I got a food delivery service. And I’ll tell you this – I’m not promoting this at all – but I used to be a smoker, and so I smoked a lot of cigarettes and I ate a limited amount of calories."
Although it wasn't the sort of bulking body transformation that a superhero movie demands, Mila managed to reduce her 5"4" frame to just 95 lbs in just five months as well as taking on intensive dance training. If she can get through this, she can do anything.
2. That Voice, Though
As soon as someone is cast in the esteemed role of #Batman, their ability to pull off the now infamous gravelly voice is immediately questioned by concerned fans.
If you listen to Kunis's signature husky tones in the trailer above, I think it's safe to say she's already got it covered.
3. A More Light-Hearted DCU
Synder's #DCU has been repeatedly criticized for being way too dark in tone, but Mila Kunis is hilarious. Mila slays it as a comic actor because she is just as chortle-charming in real life, much like, say, Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool.
Sure, Batman is never going to be a continuous wise-cracking character, but Kunis's knack for humor could make the brooding character slightly more human and relatable.
4. She'd Rock That Costume
Batman's costume evolves for each person who wriggles into his cowl and you can bet Mila Kunis would be able to totally rock whatever Batsuit she ended up being shoehorned into.
5. Batman Transcends Gender
But, "what would she be called?!" I hear you cry. Batman, obviously. Batman is a character so iconic that, as a concept, it transcends gender and, personally, I don't think it would be weird for Mila to be referred to as "Batman" when she is essentially embodying a concept with a history way beyond her own.
Don't get me wrong, I love Ben Affleck as Batman and know he is signed on as the character for years to come, but a girl can dream, right?