Studios keen to bring female superhero to big screen
- 7th September 2013
want to bring a female superhero to the big screen
according to studio producer Louis D'Esposito.
spoke to ComingSoon.net while on the promotional tour
for Marvel short film 'Agent Carter', which follows
the cotinued exploits of Hayley Atwell's character
from 'Captain America: The First Avengers'.
"There's obviously a drumbeat that is banging
louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero,"
It shouldn't really be news at all that a studio wants
to make a film with a female lead, and hopefully in
years to come it won't be, but right now there are
"[We] have strong female characters in our films,"
he continued, "From Black Widow to Pepper Potts
to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there's
an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel,
While Marvel's films thus far have been littered with
great female characters, there are few superpowered
ones in their pantheon of heroes.
It's an area where DC Comics has more to offer with
major characters like Wonder Woman and Catwoman.
Marvel's top female characters don't have that same
level of star-power, but thanks to Joss Whedon's great
work with Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow she could
potential star in her own film one day.
Marvel superheroines that have yet to make the move
to the big screen include Captain Marvel as mentioned
(who has been male and female), The Wasp (who will
likely appear in the upcoming 'Ant-Man' film), She-Hulk,
Photon and Scarlet Witch (who will be in 'Avengers:
Age of Ultron').
The reason for scepticism on the part of directors
is the failings of films like 'Elektra' and 'Catwoman',
but there's also an understanding of the depressing
fact that generally female-led big budget films don't
do amazingly well.
If a studio was to change that however it would be
Marvel, with their love of risk-taking and current
streak of getting everything bang on.