So there are rumors about upcoming Marvel movies, including one based on Ms./Captain Marvel. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/05/08/mar…
I would be very surprised if they did it.
I feel like Marvel would consider it "risky". Female-led superhero movies haven't typically been well-received financially or critically.
But sometimes I think that studios WILLFULLY try to make them terrible. I mean, evil skin cream?
It's like they think, "Well, lady superheroes? No one will buy that. Let's just not try." And I've seen plenty of comments that would give studios precedent for thinking that. Like, apparently Black Widow fighting dudes was ridiculous in a movie where a guy turns into a giant green monster.
I like what Jaimie Alexander (Sif in Thor) had to say awhile back:
“You know, let’s talk about this for a second: you’ve got very few female superheroes that are dominating films these days, unless they’re in a skintight outfit and their boobs are pushed up to their chin. And it’s not OK. It’s not. There needs to be a positive role model.
“If you’re going to make Wonder Woman, make it like The Bourne Supremacy. You know, let’s do something awesome like that. Alias was a fantastic show. Why can’t we do that? Why does she have to be in hot pants and spandex and all this stuff? And yeah, I get it, it’s visually stunning for…half of people. But at least make her grow a pair. All she does is eat ice cream while she’s crying over a boy. I know it never aired but that’s what the script said.”
Anyway, what are your thoughts?
Also, if it ever seems like I'm obsessed with comic books, it's because I am. :/