Julia Roberts opens up about potentially playing a role in a future superhero film. Roberts has an impressive resume, dating back to the late 1980s, with her first big break coming from 1989's , which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination. She followed that up with , which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. And while she would appear in films like and , she became known for her , , and .
However, 2001's saw Roberts win her first and only Oscar for Best Actress. She would go on to films like , , and before again being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for . During this time, to distance herself from romantic comedies, only coming back to the genre with her new film , which costars George Clooney.
While promoting , asked Roberts when she would appear in a superhero film. She replied, before Clooney joked that they should do one together. Roberts and her costar then speculate on roles she could play, with Wonder Woman being mentioned. Check out Roberts' comments about a superhero movie role below:
Roberts: Wouldn’t it be awesome? Clooney: We should do one. You and me. Roberts: Who should I play? Clooney: Who should you play? Roberts: I don’t know. Clooney: Wonder Woman. Roberts: Isn’t somebody - Gal is Wonder Woman. Clooney: Yeah, you don’t want to take anybody’s job. Roberts: No, that would be terrible. … I don’t think I want to put on a cape. Clooney: I’ve seen her out. She wears a cape a lot. Roberts: Maybe an apron. Is there a superhero apron? Clooney: By the way, I had a rubber cape when I was Batman. It was rubber. Roberts: (Rolling Eyes) That worked out.
With the state of the MCU, DCEU, and even Sony's Spider-Man Universe, there is no shortage of potential . Marvel presents opportunities with many forthcoming projects. Depending on how Marvel chooses to approach the X-Men, Roberts could fit the role of someone like Lilandra, a member of the Shi'ar Empire royal family that also has a romantic link to Professor X/Charles Xavier, or Dr. Moira MacTaggert, depending on the age range they are looking to cast.
DC's future is a bit harder to judge given the state of flux their film slate has seen over the last few months. However, depending on what films they decide to produce in the future, there are still plenty of places Roberts could appear. be out of the running for some roles that require younger superheroes, but depending on what DC decides, there are still great characters left, like Killer Frost or maybe even something more obscure like Element Woman. Plus, with DC fans eager for a Green Lantern movie, it could open the doors to a character like Boodikka. So, while Roberts seems interested in taking on a superhero role, there are plenty of opportunities for the actress if the right part comes along.