Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter recently appeared on the Late Show and argued that 'girls can sell toys', in relation to Marvel's brash comments last week.
Marvel explained last week why they didn't have a female villain in Iron Man 3, and we're gonna be honest with you, it was a pretty poor excuse. Although the villain in the original script was a woman, this got changed because the company believed that they would lose toy sales if the villain was a woman.
Luckily all this is slowly changing, with Cate Blanchett taking up the antagonist role in the new Thor movie, but when Krysten Ritter heard about the toy scandal, she wasn't impressed.
"Really? Oh my god, I didn't know that. Girls can sell toys!" Krysten yelled, and the audience cheered.
Krysten plays Jessica Jones, who is a former superhero dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Netflix series has been critically acclaimed, and recently won a Peabody award, which recognises achievement in television entertainment. It's the first TV series to star a female Marvel superhero.
And now she's even thinking about proposing a Jessica Jones toy!
"I don't know if there is [a Jessica Jones toy] yet, but there should be... and I bet it would sell huge and I'm going to make some phone calls right after this," she said.
Watch the full interview here: