Charlize Theron Says She’s Never Been Approached For A Marvel Movie: “I’m Paving My Own Way”

Today sees the release of The Old Guard, another potential action franchise led by Charlize Theron. She’s already among the top action stars working today with roles in Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, and Fate of the Furious. It seems inevitable that one day she’ll end up doing a Marvel movie, too, right? Well…maybe not so inevitable, because Theron says she’s never been asked.

Speaking with Variety, Theron says nobody from Disney or Marvel has ever approached her about starring in a superhero movie, which to me sounds just insane.

“I swear to God. I’ve never gotten anything,” said Theron. “No, I’m not lying to you. But that’s okay. You know what? I am paving my own way. I’m creating my own opportunities. So it’s alright.”

Like so many actresses, Theron is out there making her own breaks. She’s become a powerful force as a producer, developing the kind of projects she wants to see herself, and other women, get more often. So who needs Marvel?

That said, it’s still going to happen someday, right? It just has to, and I’m betting Kevin Feige is just waiting for the perfect role to come along.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.