Olivia Wilde wants to create a female superhero
Olivia Wilde wants to create her own female superhero.
The 31-year-old actress is a big fan of Marvel's blockbuster movies, and has revealed she dreams of creating a female role similar to Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man.
Olivia said: "I think that's the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws.
"But I think when they are translated into film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!"
Olivia said it's important to create characters who have a "tangible background" to them.
The actress told PEOPLE: "The most interesting characters are the ones who have issues and are flawed individuals.
"It would be nice to give a real history, to give a real, tangible background to this character."
She also praised Marvel for its clever casting, citing 'Iron Man' as a particularly good example.
Olivia said: "Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles. Look at what Robert Downey brought to 'Iron Man'.
"A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance."