Alyssa Thorne
Updated Mar 13, 2017 @ 3:11 pm
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The sequel to the iconic movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is finally happening in October 2018 and oh em gee, we’re so excited. The sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is still in early stages — casting. Obviously, the most important thing to us about this casting process is that they get the right Lisbeth Salander, because she’s a tricky woman to embody. Fede Álvarez, the director tasked with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, recently talked to Variety about his excitement for the project and process.

According to some mysterious ~insiders~ in the industry, both Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are in the running.

The two previously starred together in another powerful woman-heavy film, The Other Boleyn Girl. Honestly, in a competition between the two, we’re not NEARLY sure who we’d want to win.

We’d totally trust Natalie Portman, who only ever turns in performances we love, to become Lisbeth in the sequel.

She’s smart, intense, and after watching her kick ass in films like Black Swan and V for Vendetta, we could totally see it.

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But we could also see Scarlett Johansson (with her background in Black Widow badassery) killing it, too.

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Whoever ends up getting cast for the role, it looks like Fede Álvarez has his work cut out for him when it comes to selecting a lead actress.