Five (Three) Super Heroine Movies that Could Work
Super hero movies are becoming pretty common place these days, which begs the quest: Why aren’t super heroine movies bigger? I mean it’s great that we get to see some of our favorite heroes one the big screen, but why do the boys get to have all the fun? Personally, I think there would be a huge demand for a comic book movie with a strong female lead (hell, just look how successful The Hunger Games were). More importantly though, the absence of female super heroes is only going to add to the idea that comic books are a boys club, and with all the recent anger on the internet, it would go a long way to make a GOOD female super hero movie (ie: not Catwoman or Elektra). So, I sat down and put on my thinking cap in order to try to come up with a list of female comic book characters that could be introduced into the current comic movie universe successfully in their own feature film (or at least a feature film focusing primarily on them). For the most part, I tried to stay away from already established super heroines, so that the universes could expand even more. Of course, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions as well, so make sure you comment below if you think of other super heroines that should get a shot at the big screen.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale. She was awesome in Underworld, which proved she can do action sequences and she’s got the good looks to pull off Jessica Drew.
Why it would work: Marvel has already started moving away from “traditional” super hero films with phase two, especially with Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is supposed to be more of a political thriller. However, with Spider-Woman being a former Hydra spy before joining S.H.I.E.L.D., you could put together a pretty intense super powered spy thriller with the character as she works to find redemption and take apart the modern incarnation of Hydra. Not only would it give you a chance to re-introduce one of Marvel’s greatest criminal organizations, but you could even throw Black Widow into the mix as she teams with her fellow spy to do some dirty work. That way you can have a movie that would appeal to a larger audience than just fan boys and girls and it would give you a chance to set up heroes in the Marvel Universe that work in the shadows
Starring: Anna Kendrick. Sure, she’s not a red head, but she’s got the attitude and the acting ability to pull off Barbra Gordon.
Why it Would Work: Same as with Super Girl. If Batman is set to duke it out with Superman, that’ going to become very public very quickly. That means that there’s plenty of room for him to start inspiring people to stand up for the little man in the streets, and who better than the daughter of Batman’s closest ally, Commissioner Gordon. She can devote her time to studying the Dark Knight’s ways and when she’s ready she can take to the streets in her own mission to become one of Gotham’s guardians. Better yet, have her time to shine come when Batman is taken away from Gotham leaving it unprotected and she can cut her teeth on a member or two of his rouges gallery. In the end, Batman can return and give her his blessing to continue on
1. Wonder Woman
Starring: Gina Carano. Carano is the real deal. A former MMA fighter who can bring a sense of brutality and beauty to the role.
Why it Would Work: DC has been trying for a while to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen (and the small one), and has failed over and over again. Well, it might be the fact that they keep casting “hot chicks.” I say, cast a total badass who will make mortals go weak in the knees. Not only that, but let’s forget the traditional super hero thing at first. You’ve got so much rich Greek mythology to pull from, have her come to the world of man to save them from the horrors they long since forgot. That way you could introduce Aries as the God who wants to create an all-out war between the ancient monsters and the weak humans that inhabit the Earth. You can really do a modern sword and sandal flick that will show there are some things that Batman and Superman aren’t even prepared for. Good things there’s Wonder Woman
I need a Bat Girl movie in my life.