Attention, Marvel, we found your next leading lady. Melissa McCarthy says she’s ready to leap over tall buildings and run faster than a speeding bullet. The actress expressed interest in using her physical comedy skills for a superhero role in a recent interview.
Ahead of her momentous addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, McCarthy told E! News she enjoyed working on the set of the upcoming movie “Spy” due to its physical-demanding action sequences. “I don't know what's wrong with me, but I really liked it,” she said.
That’s when McCarthy revealed she was ready for some “Avengers” level action, trading in the slapstick for a super power. "Give me a cap and tights and a tunic and I'm good to go!" McCarthy said. If Marvel and DC won’t invest in female-led superhero movies, perhaps super friends McCarthy and “Spy” director Paul Feig can tackle it in a comedy.
In an interview with the New York Times, "Spy" director Feig attributed McCarthy’s appeal to her relatability to her audience. “She’s out there just like anybody in your family, who suddenly gets sent out as a spy,” he said of her role in his latest collaboration with her. But that could easily go in their favor should the dynamic duo decide to dive into a comic book franchise or spoof.
"Spy" premieres June 5. The film reunites McCarthy with Feig, the director behind “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat," before the pair return to work on the all-women reboot of “Ghostbusters.” As a paranormal investigator, assume that some action sequences are in the script. Running around a city with a Proton Pack can be a tiring exercise, but hopefully McCarthy and her co-stars, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, are up to the challenge when “Ghostbusters 3” begins filming. “Ghostbusters” will hit theaters July 22, 2016.