BY STEENA WILLIAMS
The recent release of the new Wonder Woman image (for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 only reminds us of the lack of superheroines with feature films. Here are five we hope to make it to the big screen in a movie all their own.
Wonder Woman (DC)
The obvious first choice in superheroines who have yet to make it on screen is everyone’s favourite lasso-wielding Amazon. Fans have been calling for a Wonder Woman movie for years but, as of yet, DC refuses to oblige. A warrior princess and feminist icon, Wonder Woman is the strong role model women are yearning to see on film.
Captain Marvel (Marvel)
Carol Danvers has been a fan favourite as Ms. Marvel for decades. But since taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel in 2012, Danvers has found greater fame than ever before. Marvel has their line-up planned through to 2028, so perhaps they’ve made room for a Captain Marvel film but it would seem advisable to strike while the iron is hot.
The Birds of Prey (DC)
This all superheroine team–consisting primarily of Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk–is the perfect girl gang to take to the screen. And fans, already familiar with Barbara Gordon’s former alias of Batgirl, will be intrigued to see the continuation of her story as the information broker, Oracle.
Who says superheroine films have to be all explosions all the time? Some fans are waiting for a courtroom drama, in the tradition of A Few Good Men, starring our favourite green goddess, Jennifer Walters. Well, maybe there could be a few explosions on the side.
Darker, grittier super storylines have recently become vogue, with hits like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Judge Dredd, and Watchmen. Gifted with a probability-altering mutation, Domino, the super lucky mercenary, would be a perfect addition to these bleaker superhero films.
Steena is a writer and ministry coordinator based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A classic film addict, she has a particular penchant for Barbara Stanwyck’s sass, Jack Lemmon’s quip and Ginger Roger’s moxie. Follow her on twitter, instagram, or tumblr–@steenaleen.