There are few more iconic superheroes than DC's bad boy Batman. The Caped Crusader has consistently held the heart of generations of fans, who long to see him kick ass, grapple around gotham, and ride a variety of armed vehicles. As such, every new incarnations of Batman is looked upon with telescopic detail by the fandom, which we all saw during the original backlash to Ben Affleck's casting in the DC Extended Universe. He eventually won over the naysayers, but with more Batman rogues being introduced in Affleck's solo film and the Margot Robbie led Gotham City Sirens, fans are very concerned over which actors will play the legendary characters. Now an up and coming actress just has her name in the hat to play Poison Ivy in the DCEU, and it might actually be a perfect choice.
Danish actress Stephanie Corneliussen has gained a fair amount of fans and positive recognition for her work in USA's hit drama Mr. Robot. Eager to be signed on to a superhero movie role of her very own, Corneliussen took to twitter to campaign for the role of Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens, and the larger DCEU. She did this on her personal Twitter page, saying:
Utilizing a photo of herself with red hair, Stephanie Corneliussen put her dream of playing Poison Ivy into the universe. She presumably hopes that her Mr. Robot fans will help boost her campaignl, and that it will eventually be seen by the higher ups at DC Studios. Whether or not this venture is successful remains to be seen.
Stephanie Corneliussen's interest in playing Poison Ivy is sure to be a relief for hardcore DC fans. In the past few weeks, rumors have swirled that actress Megan Fox might be playing Ivy in the DCEU, which set a certain portion of the internet into a fury. The fandom made it clear that they wanted the Jennifer's Body (and recently, New Girl) actress nowhere near the villain- instead opting for an actress who has done a bit more critically acclaimed work.
It should be interesting to see how the request to play Poison Ivy works out for Stephanie Corneliussen. She's not the first actor who take to social media in order to campaign for a superhero role. A ton of actors have thrown their names into the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, and both Barb from Stranger Things and Anna Kendrick have both made their interest in a Squirrel Girl movie known. Joe Manganiello's name was swirling around the role of Deathstroke in the DCEU for about a year before he landed the role in Ben Affleck's untitled Batman movie, so it seems like anything could happen in regards to Poison Ivy's casting.
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