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Not that there is currently a Spider-Girl movie or appearance in the works (that we know of!), but if there is, Karen Gillan is gunning for the role.

As Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy
As Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy

In an interview with SFX about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy (in which Gillan plays alien villain Nebula), she talked about which superhero she would most like to play.

If you could play a superhero, which one would you choose?
Yeah, who is there…? I want to play a version of Spider-Man that’s a lady.

Spider-Woman – does she exist?

There’s a Spider-Woman and a Spider-Girl.
I want to play Spider-Girl!

When I first heard about her interest, I was so excited! I love Karen Gillan, I was a huge fan of her in [Doctor Who](series:200668), and I think she is a phenomenal actress. The fact that she actually shaved her head for her role in [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) just blew my mind.

She's STILL adorable!
She's STILL adorable!

But after hearing the actual interview, I was really disappointed. It's always my hope that when an actor expresses interest in a part, it's because they honestly are a fan. Say what you will about Batfleck, but at least I know that Ben Affleck is actually a bit of a comic book nerd. This interview just reads like Gillan named the first superhero that popped into her head and then asked if there was a female counterpart.

Of course, given the kind of dedication she shows with her roles, if she ever was cast, I would bet that she would throw herself into the research, and probably become a fan in the process.

Personally, if I were to cast her into the Spidey franchise, I think she would be a shoo-in for the next Mary Jane!


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