5 women who should lead the next superhero movie

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SANTA MONICA, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Actress Jane Fonda attends the 20th Anniversary of V-Day at The Broad Stage on February 17, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

3. Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is Jane Fonda.

Unfortunately, she’s not as mainstream as she used to be. Which is sad, because she’s awesome. As she continuously points out, Grace and Frankie gives her the opportunity to work despite being an “actress of a certain age.”

Obviously, superhero movies imply that there’s a lot of action and that the star needs to get into serious shape before shooting. However, if we attack the film from a more creative angle, it wouldn’t be a problem. She could either be a retired superhero, or even a superhero mentor that springs into action when her mentee is kidnapped or something.

Either way, the draw isn’t the superhero portion as much as is Jane Fonda outwitting bad guys in a fun suit.

The film would take a more comedic stance, and like the upcoming Book Club, be rounded out by a cast of Fonda’s peers. It would reach out to audiences everywhere to remind them that superheroes come in all ages, and one wouldn’t stop being super just because they turned 40 or something.

As Fonda repeatedly advocates, it’s harder for women to keep working after a certain age. So, let’s try to undo that baseless logic and put a hard-working, deserving actress at the front of her own heroic blockbuster.