It is no secret. Hollywood is a heavily male-dominated frontier, as with almost any other film industry in the world. It truly is. Denying it won’t change the status quo, it is time for action. We have seen innumerable incarnations of the DC and Marvel comic books on-screen by now and almost all of them have been focused on male leads, with a few notable exceptions. Hell, male superheroes have gotten entire trilogies of films and separate universes to their names, and it is high time female superheroes got their due, something for which the way seems to have been paved by the unprecedented success of ‘Wonder Woman’ in 2017.
With the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie out this March, and a ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel already in development, the winds sure seem to blowing in favour, and while it is time for some to enjoy their time in the sun, we bring to the fore a couple of kick-ass, lesser known female superheroes who we would love to watch in a solo film or origin story. It is about darn time! With that said, here’s the list of female superheroes who deserve their own movies.
A cousin of Bruce Banner who receives a blood transfusion from him to save her life, and acquiring the Hulk condition herself as a result. The addition of Jennifer Walters to the current MCU could correct the slew of the studio’s unsuccessful outings with the popular character. As a result of the transfusion, she is only able to acquire the condition partially, and while she does become the big green monster when engaged, she is able to control most of her actions and retain most of her personality. While an origin film solely might not be able to work, a team up film starring Mark Ruffalo who is owed his own origin film might just be the way to go for one of the strongest Marvel characters, following the end of Phase 3 of the MCU.
19. Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Brianna Hilderbrand sure turned heads when she played a brief yet polarizing part of the character in ‘Deadpool’. While Ryan Reynolds took all the laurels and the limelight, Warhead gave us plenty of moments to have a laugh and see her in a more expanded role, a part she reprised in 2018’s ‘Deadpool 2’ as well. The teen’s insouciant attitude, her taciturn-cum-sarcastic nature displayed at its best with Deadpool, and her incredible bursts of atomic impulses surely will make for a satisfying watch. Seeing her deal with challenges like daily life and high school (before she joined Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) would be insanely fun. Hope people are listening!
18. Ms. Marvel