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Natalie Portman says Marvel are releasing a female superhero movie

Natalie Portman is about to hit our screens in forthcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World , and according to the star, it won’t be long before we see a female superhero heading up a big Marvel release.

“There are definitely many strong women,” said Portman to SciFiNow , when asked about the current Marvel universe, “but it will be exciting when there is a central female character, which I think is coming.”

“I have heard [ it ] is coming,” she continues, “and, of course, a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters.”

That said, she is also quick to praise Marvel on the current roles made available to female actors.

“They do definitely have strong female characters in them, and I think it’s a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterize them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman’”.

Thor: The Dark World will open in the UK on 30 October 2013.

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