Recently superhero movies have been very successful, with seven new anticipated films coming out in just 2017. Despite the amount of superhero movies that have already come out, there hasn’t been one that centers on a female superhero in many years. Wonder Woman is the next superhero movie coming out with a female lead, but since just 2016 there has already been 14 male-centric films. Iron Man has three movies, Captain America had his third movie last year, The Hulk has two failed movies, yet Marvel isn’t releasing a movie starring a woman until 2019.
Although directors and filmmakers may think women don’t like superheroes, that has been proven wrong by the ratings of previous films. Nearly half of the viewers for Guardians of the Galaxy were women.
Maybe these two new upcoming female superhero movies can be the start of a change to the way women are represented in superhero films.