Heads up, Marvel.

By Christopher Luu
Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:45 pm

Forget MJ and the Spider-Man universe. At Sunday's Emmy Awards, Zendaya channeled a completely different superhero franchise with her sheer green dress and new reddish hair. The combination of verdant green and vibrant red drew instant comparisons to a certain supervillain: Batman's Poison Ivy.

Zendaya gave her Instagram followers a preview of her new hair color on her Story, which showed a peek of her Veronica Lake waves and their new red color. When she stepped out onto the purple carpet, however, the complete look was all femme fatale, with a sheer, green corset-style bodice paired with a single draped shoulder and long skirt. (All custom Vera Wang.) The super-high slit gave fans a view of her matching green shoes. She added a bold sparkling cuff and shimmering chandelier earrings as the finishing touch.

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The high-slit look is a favorite for Zendaya, as was one of her signature leg-out poses. She's worn dresses with similar high slits in the past and even posed in what's clearly her signature leg-lengthening mid-stride go-to.

The color combination and throwback vibes were very reminiscent of Uma Thurman's take on the character from Joel Schumacher's 1997 Technicolor Batman flick, Batman & Robin. Of course, fans took notice of the similarity.

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Earlier this month, rumors of Rihanna's possible casting as Poison Ivy in the upcoming Batman flick started making the rounds. She's got a soft spot for the character, having dressed up as Ivy for Halloween. She even said she'd be open to the idea, telling Entertainment Tonight that she's obsessed.

"You know what, they didn't call me yet. But if they did, I would love to go in and try out because Poison Ivy is one of my obsessions in life," she said. "I did it for Halloween one year, I mean come on!"

With Zendaya's villain-ready look, it's clear that Rihanna's got a little bit of competition if she's serious about squaring off against Batman.

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