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Old 05-16-2017, 03:37 PM
 
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I can't help wondering: Men are so often going compulsively to see male action movies, and male superhero movies - how many do you think will rush to see a female hero?


Can Gal Gadot Make Wonder Woman a Hero for Our Time?
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/m...adot.html?_r=1


Women Who Have the Chops
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Quite a few of us plan to, apparently!
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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I can't help wondering: Men are so often going compulsively to see male action movies, and male superhero movies - how many do you think will rush to see a female hero?
I think it isn't 1955 anymore. We have two generations who have grown up watching Princess Leia, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Laura Croft, Sidney Bristow, Michelle Yeoh, etc., etc., etc.

Wonder Woman will succeed or fail on whether it is a good movie or not. Not because it stars a woman.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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I can't help wondering: Men are so often going compulsively to see male action movies, and male superhero movies - how many do you think will rush to see a female hero?


Can Gal Gadot Make Wonder Woman a Hero for Our Time?
By Roslyn Sulcan
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/m...adot.html?_r=1


Women Who Have the Chops
By Julie Bloom
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/m...-jovovich.html
I'm a male and I wanna go see the movie. Dude you seriously think guys will shun a movie because it has a female lead?
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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I seem to remember Lynda Carter's portrayal of the role as being very popular to both sexes. I don't see any reason for a new version to be any different.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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Superhero movies are extremely popular now, even though the DC movie series is polarizing. I don't understand the topic, but the movie is releasing in a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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My husband and I are super stoked about Wonder Woman. We rank trailers, and it's in his top five for this year, so far. He's also very excited about Atomic Blonde. Charlize is pretty damn bad-ass, and it's the makers of John Wick, so we're both very excited to see it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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Do people out there still think that men don't want to see women in lead roles and action oriented roles?

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Do people out there still think that men don't want to see women in lead roles and action oriented roles?
I certainly hope not.

There are quite a few superheroines I'd like to see in feature films, as headliners or in supporting roles:

Black Canary
Black Cat (she may have been slated for Amazing Spider-Man 3 till Sony re-rebooted)
Huntress
Madame Xanadu (she'll be in Justice League Dark)
Manhunter
She-Hulk
Silver Sable
Starfire
Zatanna (JLD, too)

And don't forget, after Wonder Woman, the next superpowered babe we're going to see on the big screen is Mera — in Justice League. (I suspect if we ever do get a Titans movie, we'll see Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl, Starfire and Terra.)

Back in March, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Sony's developing a Black Cat/Silver Sable team-up film. It won't feature Spider-Man, and it will apparently carry an R rating.

Captain Marvel and Batgirl are both coming to the screen. Their respective films are in active development.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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My husband and I are super stoked about Wonder Woman. We rank trailers, and it's in his top five for this year, so far. He's also very excited about Atomic Blonde. Charlize is pretty damn bad-ass, and it's the makers of John Wick, so we're both very excited to see it.
Me too. Hope it is good. Its good to see the Justice League coming also. I liked the DC films. Loved Man of Steel also.
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