Bryce Dallas Howard and fans work each other into a frenzy over Poison Ivy

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Apr 10, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard as the evil queen of green? Done deal if she and her fans have their way.

The star of Jurassic World and its upcoming sequel got into a little bout of doing the old superhero movie tease with her fans online over the weekend, starting with a follower asking on Saturday if Howard would be interested in playing Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens. Howard's first response was a rather unfortunate one for those of us still having nightmares about the last time Pamela Isley appeared on the big screen:

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But following her invocation of Uma Thurman’s best-forgotten turn in the role in Batman and Robin, Howard got into it a bit more on Sunday:

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That was all her fans needed to get themselves worked up into a lather about the idea:

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To tell you the truth, it's not such a bad idea after all. Howard is an appealing actress who has done her share of genre work in movies like The Village, Spider-Man 3, the Twilight films, Terminator Salvation, Pete's Dragon and of course Jurassic World, and she was particularly excellent in "Nosedive," a Season 3 episode of Black Mirror about a woman obsessed with her standing on social media. 

A comic book baddie would be a new type of role for her, but the upside is that she wouldn't have to dye her hair. And while Ivy has been rendered fairly faithfully in DC's animated films, the eco-villain is sorely in need of a proper introduction on the live-action front.

Please note that there is nothing official about this, as Howard is simply joining a list of actors who have gleefully campaigned online for superhero gigs with the help of enthusiastic fans (hello Tyrese Gibson and Donald Glover). But right now the role is open, so Howard has as much of a shot as anyone else.

Whoever does land the part of Poison Ivy will join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and a yet-to-be-named actress as Catwoman in the film, which will be directed by Suicide Squad's David Ayer. A release date has yet to be nailed down. What do you think -- can you see Howard as Ivy?

(via The Wrap)