Christina Wren was approached by ComicBook.com about doing the Green Lantern Corps movie due out in the year 2020. She said she was, indeed, up for it, and they talked in regards to the speculative outlook and how the designer would go about creating the costume should she be required to wear it. Wren said she has always wanted to play a superhero.
“Yes! Yes! Like, absolutely! I mean, super-huge fan. Would die to be a superhero. My whole childhood growing up, I wanted to be a superhero and we didn’t really have the female superheroes who were in the limelight at the time … To get to grow up and do that would be really a dream come true, but I’m waiting as much as anyone else.”
Since it is apparent that Christina Wren is willing to take on the mantle as a superhero, if it comes to fruition, she’ll likely indeed move past the single laugh-line pronouncing how “hot” Superman is from the Man of Steel movie.
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In the DC Comics lore, the character is actually Hal Jordan’s love interest, Carrie Farris, who is a former fighter pilot that has taken on the role of a powerful woman. The character was also portrayed by Blake Lively in the 2011 Green Lantern, which starred Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds. She was actually Hal Jordan’s boss in the movie, and had taken on the aircraft company that her father once ran. So, is it possible Christina Wren will take the place of Lively as Carrie Farris?
The character took on the hero as Star Sapphire, who, throughout the course of moments in her life, was also a villain.
Wren talks about such things that’s analogous to the aforementioned. Christina mentioned why she thinks there’s so many “versus”-themed superhero movies and TV shows these days. That there’s a focus on trust issues that fans can find themselves relating to. Also, these pieces of entertainment, according to Wren, seem to be reflective of what’s going on in the world today, be it war or peace, according to International Business Times.
“When we’re in an era of relative peace and calm, there’s these superheroes that are pure, you know like the ones that save a girl from a burning building. But I think we’re at a point now where we’ve been in an era of war for over a decade and you have questions like, who do we trust?”
Wren talked in regards to the kind of outfit the aforementioned heroine/villainess had worn. Christina mentioned how her grandmother had recently acquired an iPad and discovered the rumor entailing this character’s outfit. When grandma got on the horn with Christina Wren’s mother, there seemed to have been some concern over the outfit’s appearance, but the mother gave an assurance on how the movie crew would probably “update” it for her should it ever get to that point.
There had been speculation on how a Star Sapphire costume like that would be pulled off in Hollywood. Christina mentioned a recent costume regarding the character with a black front where the skin is covered instead of greatly exposed, like earlier outfits. It seems that Wren is angling at putting on the less revealing, recent costume.
That being said, it seems there had been a familial influence/support regarding Christina Wren’s interests as a child, as it was their mother that introduced her to the sci-fi genre and action-packed movies, according to International Business Times. Back in the day, Wren had an obsession with Christopher Reeve’s 80s Superman movies, and then later on Zack Snyder’s 300 movie really tipped the scales for Christina being open to action films.
Christina Wren spoke of literally immersing herself onto the big screen.
“I was seeing a play and I literally had to hold onto the sides of my chair because I wanted to run up on stage and just dive right in, I felt I had to be a part of it. When I saw “300” I had an overwhelming experience of wishing I can dive inside the screen and specifically be a part of that world.”
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Wren talked with Everything Geek Cast on how she landed the role in Man of Steel as Carrie Farris. It was really the Athenos Hummus commercial that caught the attention of the director of the comic book movie. When Christina first got the notification, she thought it was just some joke her friend was playing on her, but turned out to be the real and fortunate deal for the actress.
Christina Wren will also being starring in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, due out March 25.
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