Cara Delevingne: ‘Generally superhero movies are totally sexist’

Model-turned-actress will play Enchantress in next year's 'Suicide Squad' movie

Cara Delevingne has called out superhero movies for their “totally sexist” depiction of female characters.

The model-turned-actress will play super-villain Enchantress in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad movie, set for release on August 5 next year. The film’s impressive ensemble cast also includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jared Leto as The Joker.

“There are only three girls in [Suicide Squad] but in my opinion they have the best roles,” Delevingne said in an interview with Empire. “Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist. Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No-one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”

Meanwhile, another of Delevingne’s Suicide Squad castmates, Adam Beach, has recently revealed that Jared Leto showered his co-stars with unusual gifts to prove his commitment to the film after missing the start of shooting – including a dead hog.

Delevingne made a surprise cameo appearance at Taylor Swift’s massive concert in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday night (June 27), joining tennis champion Serena Williams and fellow models including Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner on stage as Swift sang her recent hit ‘Style’.