What! No Female Superhero Movies?
Posted on March 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm
On top of the distressing news that Halle Berry’s Storm character in the new X-Men movie has been cut down to one scene — possibly just one line — and Anna Pacquin’s Rogue removed entirely, comes some more bad news. According to CinemaBlend, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has announced that there are no plans to make a female superhero movie.
Marvel has either released, or officially announced, thirteen movies. That includes a trilogy for Iron Man and Captain America and two Thor films, and none of these films have focused on lead females at all. The Avengers counts one female among the core group, as does Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Hey, Kevin, “Gravity” and “The Hunger Games” did pretty well last year. There is a big audience for women-led action movies, and there are a lot of actresses in Hollywood who are ready for those roles. I’m pretty sure you can find some story in the Marvel multiverses that would pass the Bechdel test.