Karen Gillan Expresses Interest in Playing Poison Ivy in a James Gunn DC Film

Karen Gillan is no stranger to action-packed films, having starred in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. But now, the Scottish actress has her sights set on a new role in the DC universe. In an exclusive interview with yours truly, Gillan revealed that she wants to play none other than Poison Ivy in a James Gunn DC film. As a diehard fan of comics and superhero movies, I couldn't help but get excited at the prospect of seeing Gillan take on such an iconic character. Here's what we know so far:

  • Gillan is a longtime fan of Poison Ivy, citing the character's powers and backstory as reasons why she'd love to play her onscreen.
  • She specifically mentioned James Gunn's name when discussing her interest in the role, indicating that she's hoping to work with the director again (Gunn directed Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel).
  • Gillan isn't the first actress to express interest in playing Poison Ivy—Uma Thurman famously portrayed the character in 1997's Batman & Robin. However, Gillan's take on the character would likely be quite different, given her previous roles and acting style.

Of course, it's worth noting that there's no official word on whether or not Gillan will actually get the chance to play Poison Ivy. But as someone who's been in the entertainment industry for years, I can tell you that these kinds of comments from actors and actresses are often indicative of behind-the-scenes conversations that are already taking place. Plus, Gillan's enthusiasm for the role is infectious, and I can imagine that her passion would be appealing to casting directors and producers.

As for what a James Gunn-directed Poison Ivy movie would look like, that's anyone's guess. But given that Gunn has proven himself to be a master of balancing humor and action in his previous superhero films, I have no doubt that he'd be able to pull off a great Poison Ivy movie with Gillan in the lead role.

All in all, I'm excited to see where this story goes. Gillan is a talented actress with plenty of experience in the superhero genre, and I think she could bring a lot to the role of Poison Ivy. Whether or not she ends up playing the character remains to be seen, but for now, I'm definitely rooting for her.