"A woman can fight, can rule, can conquer, can destroy."
Why aren’t we just excited that we are getting movies with more and more female characters?
I was PUMPED when I found out Sharon was going to have a role in the new Cap movie (though I find her an uncomfortable Peggy substitute in the comics a lot of the time). I am thrilled that Marvel is recognizing that Natasha plays such a huge role in the Avengers. I am down for a movie featuring a bad ass space assassin played by a back woman.
The fact that people are complaining about who gets to be first, or who’s ‘better’ than someone else 100% defeats the purpose of wanting representation.
Chill the fuck out.
This is a good post.
Also: I have had it up to here hearing crap about X female character being more “deserving” or “better” than the ones who are currently being considered for solo projects. It’s bullshit.
Secret Invasion #2 cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
Okay tumblr comic book fans.
I’ve bought the Essential Spider-Woman comics and the Vision and Scarlet Witch comics (PREGNANT WANDA), finally getting myself into the old stuff.
On Canadian amazon the West Coast Avengers omnibuses in Hardcover together are 125 bucks SHOULD I GET THEM??? I MEAN IT’S BOBBI AND CLINT RIGHT!??
Don’t mess around with the Maximoffs, if you badmouth one the other will fuck you up
Kill him and eat him in front of the others. It’s the only way they learn.
Reminder that Iron Man wasn’t “A-list” before his first movie.
Erm….How was Iron Man not “A-List”? He has several solo titles and is one of the main protagonists in the Avengers…. Iron Man is pretty much the definition of “A-List”
See the bit where I said “Before his movie”. He wasn’t, he really wasn’t, one of the top names before a) Ellis and Granov’s Extremis arc/reboot and b) his first movie.
Until that point he was moderately successful, within comics, but certainly wasn’t a huge hit, and crucially, very few people outside of comic readers had any idea who he was.
Reminder that Black Widow had a solo film in production before the first Iron Man movie, and the reason it was cancelled was her gender.
One of my best friends has been an Iron Man fan his whole life, and he was STUNNED when the movie was green-lit, because Iron Man wasn’t A-list. We MADE these characters A-list, by loving their movies.
In another world, very close to this one, Black Widow is THE name to beat in comic book movies right now. I want to live there.
Ant-Man is getting his own movie
Daredevil had a movie
Ghost Rider has had 2 movies
Punisher’s had 2 movies (recently, in total he’s had 3)
Blade’s had 3 movies and a TV show
These are all “A-listers”?
I bet you most people had no clue who Blade was before the movies made him a success.
They invented a white dude out of whole cloth in the movie series in Coulson, and now he’s in video games, a live action series, an animated series, and in the comics.
Captain/Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, etc all have more of a comics history and name recognition than Coulson who didn’t even exist 6 years ago. People act like who gets a movie is like some sort of sports draft, and they’re being picked by their college/comic accomplishments, rather than these are fictional characters who are popular if there is the will to write them well & promote them.
Can we just bring this back to Kelly Sue’s answer which is downright perfect?
Kelly Sue is my spirit animal.
I’m on my worst behavior
Don’t you ever get it fucked up
I should let you know ahead, I’m coming back on my worst behavior (x)
The home of Captain America, Spider-Man, and many other beloved comic book heroes is setting them loose on the world. Hulk fans: happy.
I’m surprised this hasn’t led to discussion of certain fandom apps yet. But this is fascinating given my current legal thesis paper.