Thursday, September 5, 2013

In Today's Non-News: Marvel Still Ain't Making No Movies with Female Leads

I read a lot of things every day and, sometimes, I read things that just aren't news.  I put them in a category of "non-news" but I understand that sites run them because they can manipulate the headlines and get people on their page.  I can dig it.

I've decided that, from time to time, I'm going to do some non-news myself, but because I've got an opinion on the story behind the story.  My fist non-news post deals with Marvel continuing to keep it's deep arsenal of female superheroes out of lead roles because, "it's hard."


Comingsoon.net (one of the first upcoming movie sites I found on the net a few years back) sat down with Marvel Studios hot-shot Louis D'Esposito today to discuss the future of the MCU.  It seems the conversation went down the path of expanding the current two-films-each-year-model that Marvel is rocking out.  D'Esposito said,"It's hard because we have a small group at Marvel. We do two films a year...To add a third film and to just put it in the slate right now is difficuty."

So, Marvel Studios are likely to keep their current, successful model of two films a year and Marvel knows that we do not: the identities of the 2016-17 films: SHOCKER!!  They also, according to D'Esposito, know that none of the films will have female superheroes as the antagonist, despite the fact he, and by proxy Marvel, knows the audience wants to see such a film.  Good news, however, is that D'Esposito is clearly on the bandwagon to move a Marvel heroine into the lead as he has spoken about previoulsy while discussing Marvel's most recent One Shot: Agent Carter (available RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE 3 weeks ahead of stores:
So, Marvel Studios are likely to keep to their current, successful model of two films a year and Marvel knows what we do not know: the identities of the 2016-17 films.  SHOCKER!!!  They also, according to D'Esposito, know that none of those films will have female superheroes as the antagonist, despite the fact he, and by proxy Marvel, knows the audience wants to see such a film.  Good news, however, is that D'Esposito is clearly on the bandwagon to move a Marvel heroine into the lead as he has spoken on this topic previously while discussing Marvel's most recent One Shot: Agent Carter (available RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE 3 weeks ahead of stores:  Iron Man 3 (plus bonus features) [HD]
I'm 100% down to see Marvel take a chance on a female lead and I don't want it to be Black Widow.  I'm very hopeful that Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel and current Captain Marvel) gets to be the star of Marvel Studio's first female-centril film.  She has a cool back story and, despite Joss Whedon's thoughts of her, can do some awesome things.  We are getting the Scarlet With in 2015 and, presumably, the Wasp in the same year.  Let's hope the future of the MCU finds us seeing some ladies in the driver's seat.