She-Hulk movie: Aubrey Plaza is in, just cast her already

Why Life After Beth’s Aubrey Plaza could be the star of Marvel’s first female superhero movie

She-Hulk by Mike Mayhew
She-Hulk by Mike Mayhew
She-Hulk by Mike Mayhew

Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt isn’t the only Parks And Recreations favourite to have made a genre breakthrough, as sardonic Generation Y icon Aubrey Plaza is the zombie girlfriend with issues in SciFiNow-approved horror/comedy Life After Beth.

“[Director Jeff Baena] told me his idea of what a zombie is, Plaza revealed exclusively to SciFiNow, “It’s just like the basic, primal, human brain or something, where you just have basic intense urges, so that’s what I was playing with.

“I don’t often get to use all of my demonic energy that is like deep down inside of me and have fun with that in parts, so it was really fun for me.”

Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza in Life After Beth
Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza in Life After Beth

In fact, Plaza’s natural affinity for rage suggest she’d be perfect casting for a certain green-skinned superhero, should the opportunity arise.

“She-Hulk? Oh my god, I would love to be She-Hulk. Because I had super-strength? Yes, I want to be She-Hulk. Write that movie and I’ll do it. I would love to be any kind of superhero or person with super-strength.”

With Jennifer Walters, gamma-powered attorney and cousin to Bruce Banner, undergoing something of a wider pop-culture renaissance thanks to David S Goyer’s crass misogyny dump back in May, Marvel should get their skates on and schedule in their first female-fronted superhero movie ASAP!

It certainly helps that She-Hulk’s current comic run from Charles Soule and Javier Pulido is one of the coolest books right now from the House of Ideas.

Life After Beth is in UK cinemas on 1 October 2014. Keep up with the latest zombie news with SciFiNow and read our review of the movie here.