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Are Female Superheroes Finally Getting Their Chance?

Balance in the superhero cinematic universe is coming, whether you like it or not. It is  something that is necessary and has been a long time coming, something that shows that male and female superheroes are equal. Our society is progressing and  is still in the midst of growing. If you look back, women were not given the right to vote until the 1920s and they still struggle to get equal pay.  The world is finally evolving. Slowly. Nowadays, women are CEOs, in the military, politicians, doctors, cops and firefighters. Missing on that impressive list of jobs: big time superheroes. Women have accomplished and done a lot of the same things that men have in the past fifty years, but there still feels like there is a lot of work that needs to be done and why not start with giving a female superhero their own movie? It would be the right step in the right direction. In almost all the superhero movies, sure there is a female character, but it is not enough to help balance the direction on superhero movies. Take for example, the Black Widow in Avengers. Sure, she was a big part of the team, but Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and even Hawkeye all had more time on the screen than Black Widow ever did. Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, is one of the coolest superheroes in the Universe. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t have powers or not. She has awesome skills. Black Widow is not getting enough screen time in the Avengers saga and that is a problem. Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out earlier this year and she certainly got more time on the screen as the second superhero, but Sam Wilson or the Falcon, played Anthony Mackie, overshadowed her in the big battle scenes towards the end of the movie. I did like that fact it was Black Widow that was in court and not Captain America. It potentially sets up the Black Widow for her own movie franchise. Only problem is Black Widow is not getting her own movie anytime soon.

Marvel currently has plans already in motion with Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, and Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out next summer. Avengers 3, Captain America 3, Thor 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and possibly Iron Man 4  are all coming out within the next four years. There seems to be little room for a deserving female superhero solo movie to fit in. Sony is considering making a female superhero movie. I think it is a great move that Sony is trying to do one since they have more room on their schedule, considering they are working on Spiderman and two Spiderman spinoffs, the Sinister Six and the Venom movies. At least Sony gets a foot in door on expanding the cinematic universe to female superheroes leads. In the future, there will definitely be more female superhero movies to the respects of Black Widow, Mrs. Marvel, Gamora and Nebula to name a few that deserve their own potential spinoffs. What do you guys think? Is now a great time to explore the female side of superhero movies? If not, why?

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