Here’s a talker from the comics news site Newsarama:
There’s no shortage of testosterone in the current crop of superhero tent poles. From Superman and Batman to Green Lantern and Spiderman, right on down to b-listers like The Punisher and Blade, strong women have been relegated to supporting roles.
Now, granted, the box office performance of female-centered superhero flicks hasn’t been great. Catwoman? Supergirl? Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, anyone? But as the success of such female-centered shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even Xena Warrior Princess, has shown, women will support female heroes if they’re intelligently written and given exactly the right blend of femininity and ferocity.
With that in mind, Newsarama writer Alan Kistler put together a slide-show of female-centered superhero flicks just waiting to be made. Our particular favorite: a feature starring DC hero “Manhunter.” The book written by Mark Andreyko was one of our favorites of the last 10 years. Ditto for a flim based on “Birds of Prey” (please forget about the TV show). Get Gail Simone to write the script and you’ve got box office gold.
Click through for the slideshow.