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Kristen Stewart: Joining the MCU ‘Sounds Like a F*cking Nightmare’

Don’t hold your breath for Kristen Stewart to join the MCU…unless Greta Gerwig is directing, that is.

Stewart, who is set to make her own feature directorial debut with the adaptation of “The Chronology of Water,” revealed during the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast that starring in a Marvel movie “sounds like a fucking nightmare” at this point in her career.

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“I will likely never do a Marvel movie. That sounds like a fucking nightmare, actually,” Stewart said.

However, there is one caveat that could get Stewart to don a cape if need be: “If Greta Gerwig asked me to do a Marvel movie, then I would do it,” the “Love Lies Bleeding” star said.

Stewart added that “big movies” such as Marvel installments tend thwart auteurs’ visions, hence her steering clear.

The system would have to change. You’d have to put so much money and so much into one person and it doesn’t happen,” Stewart said. “And so therefore what ends up happening is this algorithmic, weird experience where you can’t feel personal at all about it.”

Meanwhile, Stewart recently told IndieWire’s Anne Thompson that taking on her own directorial project with “The Chronology of Water” has been a “body-ripping” and “overwhelming” experience on the indie set.

Stewart’s ideal Marvel filmmaker Gerwig, whose “Barbie” made box office history, is next set to take on a different major franchise for Netflix: “The Chronicles of Narnia” reboot.

“I haven’t even really started wrapping my arms around it,” Gerwig previously told Total Film (via Games Radar). “But I’m properly scared of it, which feels like a good place to start. I think when I’m scared, it’s always a good sign. Maybe when I stop being scared, it’ll be like, ‘OK. Maybe I shouldn’t do that one.’ No, I’m terrified of it. It’s extraordinary. And so we’ll see, I don’t know.”

And Gerwig isn’t hanging up her indie hat anytime soon, saying, “I hope to make all different kinds of movies in the course of the time I get to make movies, which — it’s a long time, but it’s also limited. I want to do big things and small things and everywhere in between, and having another big canvas is exciting and also daunting.”

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