Angelina Jolie in Malificient. Charlie Theron in Snow White And The Huntsman. Kate Beckinsale in the Total Recall remake. Dakota Fanning in Breaking Dawn-Part 2 (okay, maybe that one is for us.) If we had to pick the biggest trend of 2012, it would be nail art. If we had to pick a bunch of trends for 2012, we would definitely put “amazing female villains” in the top ten. With any luck, Cate Blanchett could be joining that homicidal list soon. According to TheWrap.com, the Hobbit actress is currently “in talks” to portray the Evil Stepmother in Disney’s live-action reboot of Cinderella. Can we please suggest Paul Giamatti and Steve Buscemi as Cindy’s mouse friends Gus and Jaq? And force them to wear the original mouse-fits? Enjoy the 100 billion dollars we just made you, Disney!
Anyone who saw Cate kill it (literally) as murderous government strongman Marissa Wiegler in Hanna knows Blanchett can go dark. Combine that with her Academy Award for The Aviator and we are looking at one exciting malevolent stepparent! Just go ahead and get Kathy Bates signed on as Ursula and we can keep this love affair going, you guys! If we’re making these reboots, might as well do ‘em right!