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Black Panther 2 11.76%
Ant Man 2 11.76%
Nova 0 0%
Marvel Zombies 1 5.88%
SHEILD 2 11.76%
Iron Fist 1 5.88%
Dr Strange 2 11.76%
Deadpool 0 0%
Venom 2 11.76%
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #26
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1) I don't see why, a superhero movie is a superhero movie, it does not matter whether it's Marvel or DC. Why does it need to stay as just marvel?
2) I agree with you there. Was just trying to find an example of a superhero female lead that failed.
3) It's not really the characters fault, it's just the people at the top streotyping women like that. For example, the x-men films had female leads, and they worked out to be successfull, but those films didn't portray women as over feminene characters. A female superhero movie could be done, but just as long as it does not go too efeminate, and I think X-23 is a perfect start for female leads in these sorts of films.
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1) I don't see why, a superhero movie is a superhero movie, it does not matter whether it's Marvel or DC. Why does it need to stay as just marvel?
2) I agree with you there. Was just trying to find an example of a superhero female lead that failed.
3) It's not really the characters fault, it's just the people at the top streotyping women like that. For example, the x-men films had female leads, and they worked out to be successfull, but those films didn't portray women as over feminene characters. A female superhero movie could be done, but just as long as it does not go too efeminate, and I think X-23 is a perfect start for female leads in these sorts of films.

1. Because this is a Marvel Movie Thread, smart guy.

2. Alright then. *keeps wary eye peeled*

3. The X-Men franchise is the lesser evil when it comes to female characters. Mystique, Jean Grey, Storm... yeah, they're mostly competent. But, like you said, when you look at other comic book movies (Elektra being the only Marvel superheroin solo film), it's easy to see why female characters often aren't given a fair shake- it's a self-fulfilling prophecy of executives poorly handling females characters, the characters not going over well with the audience, the executives deciding against female leads most of the time, and when they finally do decide to use female characters they're handled poorly, thus repeating the cycle all over again.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #28
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1) Yes, but surely I can use examples of DC films too.
3) Exactly!
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X-23 could be fun, although so far, every film like this with a female star has failed (Elektra, Fantastic four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Catwoman, do I have to continue?)
I have to partially disagree there. FF's two films were moderate commerical successes, and a lot closer to X-men in their group dynamic.

Your other two examples are more to the point. Elektra and Catwoman featured lead heroines who didn't resonate with audiences. I'm really not sure Marvel has a female character who could go it alone at the box office. If they spin Ms. Marvel off from Avengers...maybe.

DC has the most iconic heroine in Wonder Woman. If she ever gets her own flick, she would be the litmus test for all female leads in comic book movies after that. But a WW movie would have to overcome the DC movie curse, too.
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and I think X-23 is a perfect start for female leads in these sorts of films.
As much as I fear for heroines in future films based on what I've seen, X-23 might be a good gamble for a studio. I know people will groan when I say this, but X-23 might be able to lure the Twilight crowd. Like it or not, teenage romance audiences can mean big bucks.
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1) Yes, but surely I can use examples of DC films too.
3) Exactly!

Ironically enough, this column was released just yesterday:

Why Marvel NOW! Is Great For Female Characters
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Yeah, I imagine X-23 would apeal to that crowd.
I suppose X-23 would be like a jazzed up version of it, if you know what I mean.

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