Feature: Bjorn’s Top Ten Comic Book/Sci-Fi/Superhero Hotties
Shallow? Yes. Sexist? Possibly. A flimsy excuse to cover The Shootening in Hollywood’s loveliest ladies? You betcha!
10. Rosario Dawson.
Ah, Rosario. You’re lovely. It’s the smile, I think. Definitely the smile. Did you know her début was in 1995′s controversial Kids, along side indie favourite Chloë Sevigny? No, neither did I ’til I read her wiki page. Anyway, why is she number ten in my list? Hers isn’t the most glittering of filmographies. Well, she qualifies through the gorgeous to look at but empty and vacuous Sin City, and I freaking loved her turn in Grindhouse: Death Proof. Mostly, though, because I want her to be cast as Wonder Woman. It’s the smile…
9. Antje Traue.
“Whom?” I hear you shout. Trust me, by summer 2013 you’ll know all about her. Traue has been cast as Faora (see some crappy long distance pics here) in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel. I will always be quick to fault Snyder’s decisions, but I think this a great bit of casting. When you see those ice-cold blue eyes on the big screen, you’ll see what I mean. In the meantime, you can catch her in 2009′s Pandorum.
Last seen as a crazy fragment of Leo DiCaprio’s guilt-ridden sub-conscious in Chris Nolan’s Inception, Marion Cottiard is currently filming The Dark Knight Rises where she plays Miranda Tate (or as widely thought, Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Rhas from Batman Begins). Many would have preferred her to be the Catwoman. Is it the feline-like eyes, you think? She seems to share them with Emma Stone and Mila Kunis. In fact, I’m pretty sure they’re the same person. Or clones.
7. Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World’s Ramona is every geeky hipster’s dream girl, surely? Aloof, great hair, that’s all you need. Winstead was also in Grindhouse: Death Proof alongside number ten’s Ms Dawson. You’ll remember her as the ditzy one in the yellow cheerleader’s outfit. A bit different to our hammer-wielding Ramona. What’s Mary Elizabeth up to now? She’s starring in the prequel/sequel/remake to John Carpenter’s The Thing. It’s called The Thing. Nice of them to differentiate it for us.
6. Anne Hathaway.
She’s Catwoman. Enough said.
5. Amy Adams.
A fiery turn in The Fighter won her the role as Lois Lane in Man Of Steel, and I for one am delighted. I think she’ll be fantastic. In fact, her casting is one of the few things I am excited about when it comes to the new Superman movie. As well as being a red-headed ballsy Lois Lane (we hope), Adams is only working alongside those mother-loving Muppets! If that’s not enough reason to have her here, then frankly I don’t know what is.
I’ve gone girlishly gay for Olivia Wilde after seeing her in Cowboys And Aliens. She’s like, stupidly pretty. I mean, it’s ridiculous. And unlike some other stunning Hollywood types *cough* Megan Fox, the ironically named Blake Lively *cough* she’s has an onscreen presence too, not a supermassive black hole of emptiness, sucking all life and energy from every scene in which they appear. I apologise, Ms Wilde, for ever think you were one of these people. I shall watch Tron: Legacy. One day. Maybe.
3. Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett burst on the scene as a stunning bottom and pair of lips wandering around Tokyo looking all wistful and forlorn in Lost in Translation, a film for stupid people who mistake a good soundtrack for depth. Let’s be honest, though, none of as gave a shit until Favereau cast her as Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Donning a red-haired wig and out Catwomam-ing Catwoman, she was the highlight in a fairly average film. On board for Marvel’s Avengers too, I can’t wait to see Natasha Romanoff brutally takedown The Skrull armies in tight black leather. Scarlett Johansson kicks so much wonderful ass.
2. Zoe Saldana.
Zoe! Zoe, Zoe, Zoe. Zoe Saldana. What can I say? You made a cat-like Smurf interesting. You ARE Uhura. In-between her stints on the deck of the starship Enterprise, she been busy raising her action quotient in the like of The Losers, Takers, and Colombiana. This is a girl who clearly loves to have a bit of fun. I love you, Zoe Saldana. Marry me?
1. Rooney Mara.
“Hey, what’s this girl next door-type doing a number one?” I hear you holler. “Rooney Mara? She’s lovely looking and all, but she’s like, only appeared in the remake to The Nightmare On Elm Street and briefly in The Social Network. Are you mad, Bjorn? What are you thinking?!” Trust me, dear reader, and continue to scroll downwards.
There we go. Rooney Mara, Fincher-fied. Remember how everybody thought of Helena Bonham-Carter as the boring old Merchant Ivory lady until skanked up by Fincher’s hand in Fight Club? Yeah, well, Mara has undergone the same transformation for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I called it last year. I said when Mara was announced as the new Lisbeth Salander she’d be my new crush, replacing Noomi Rapace. I was right.
I’m a sucker for the alternative look and Rooney wears it well. Ever-so-well.
So, there we go. My Top Ten Comic Book/Sci-Fi/Superhero Hotties! Feel free to argue every single one of them and call me the idiot I undoubtedly am.
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