A little while back, I had a conversation with some friends about comic book movies. It stemmed from Iron Man airing on TV; which led to someone mentioning how much they disliked Pepper’s portrayal in Iron Man 3 as the “damsel in distress” until the climax of the film. They argued that the movie fails to optimize her character in lieu of a trope, but let’s put aside the fact that Pepper has almost always been an ancillary character.
The conversation then moved on to “Why are there no comic book movies featuring a female heroes?”
Where am I going with this? Well, with recent news that Katee Sackhoff may play a major role in an upcoming Marvel Studios film (which is hopefully as Captain Marvel); I thought I would give my thoughts as why there have been no successful comic book movies featuring a female hero and how the sales of toys and success of Batman hinders a movie coming out.
Fly past the jump to read what I have to say. [Warning: I’m going to be wordy.]
Good evening, internet people! What better way to close out your evening than with a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this week’s episode; Danny and Ricky talk about movie news and trailers, Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who, Heath Ledger’s Joker diary and so much more nonsense. Give it a listen.
This past weekend, the finale to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise screened around the world. Three movies from one of today’s best directors; and to top it off the movies were about a superhero. Join me as a review not only the finale, Dark Knight Rises, but also the first two movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. If you want to read the review for just the third film then you should check out Ricky’s The Dark Knight Review. Hit the jump to see what I thought of this trilogy.
It should go without saying, but SPOILERS for all three of the Nolan Batman movies.