Episode 19: Female Superhero Movies - Why aren't there more, and who should be next?

With nearly a dozen new comic-book movies each year, why do so few of them have women in their leading roles? That’s what listener Justin B. asked, and what I attempt to answer, as well as giving thoughts on which superheroines should get the spotlight next.

Well, we know what’s coming next for women superheroes on the big screen…

 She’s been in enough Marvel movies, let’s finally give her the starring role.

She’s been in enough Marvel movies, let’s finally give her the starring role.

 No, that’s not poorly done foreshortening. Her fist really does get that big (or bigger!)

No, that’s not poorly done foreshortening. Her fist really does get that big (or bigger!)

 Possibly the next Riggs and Murtaugh, although neither is too old for this…um…stuff.

Possibly the next Riggs and Murtaugh, although neither is too old for this…um…stuff.

 Oh, the days when $2.99 was the price of a comic…Also, who’s the creep in the corner?

Oh, the days when $2.99 was the price of a comic…Also, who’s the creep in the corner?