3 female superheroes that deserve their own movies, following Wonder Woman’s critical success

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Superhero movies have obviously been all the rage for more than a decade now. While that doesn’t really show any signs of changing anytime soon, the success of DC’s recently released “Wonder Woman” might lead to a slight tweak to the formula.

We’ve seen a plethora of films featuring popular male heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman and Superman, just to name a few. And while there are still plenty of heroes to choose from, it may be time to switch over to a source that has be left largely untapped.

That’s right. We may be entering the age of the Superheroine movie!

Wonder Woman is, by far, the most iconic female comic book hero. That doesn’t mean there isn’t an incredible amount of amazingly strong female characters to choose from though. Marvel alone has some fantastic choices and they obviously recognize this with the upcoming “Catpain Marvel” movie slated to star Brie Larson.

A Black Widow film has also been talked about for a long time, and Scarlet Witch has made quite an impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe already. Those characters aside though, there are still a lot superheroines that Marvel could devote a feature film to.

Here are a few:

She-Hulk

Jennifer Walters took a blood transfusion from her very big, very angry and very green cousin, Bruce Banner. His radioactive blood transformed her into the powerful She-Hulk, giving her all of the abilities of the Hulk at a reduced level.

Walters is not only a strong hero in her hulk form though. She is also a hero in the courtroom as a criminal defense lawyer. This balance of science-fiction powers and real-world strong characteristics makes her a great candidate for her own movie.

On top of that, it creates a great opportunity to get Bruce Banner into another small role on the big screen. It could even bridge the gap to Marvel’s television series “Daredevil” as Walters could easily cross paths with Matt Murdock in the courtroom.

Spider-Woman

I know. This seems like a list of female counterparts to popular male heroes. If you really look into her character though Spider-Woman couldn’t be more different from Spider-Man.

Jessica Drew was injected with a serum that gave her powers like superhuman strength, endurance agility and reflexes. She can also fly and emit energy projections from her hands.

More interesting than her powers though, is her history. As a teenager, Drew was abducted by HYDRA and brainwashed to work for them. Eventually she realizes HYDRA’s true nature and cuts her ties, but she still has to deal with all of the terrible things she did for them. This makes her an incredibly complex character and one that would almost certainly become popular with her own movie.

Echo

This one is very interesting. Not only would this be an opportunity for Marvel to showcase one of their strongest female characters, but also one with a handicap. Maya Lopez has incredible endurance, speed and hand-to-hand combat skills. She is also deaf.

As a child, Lopez watched her father die in front of her. He left a bloody handprint on Maya’s face which led to her donning a white handprint on her face as the hero known as Echo. Her history and her disability become more of a strength than a weakness for this resilient character.

Lopez has multiple run-ins with Daredevil and even eventually joins the Avengers, making it very easy to tie her into the existing cinematic Universe.

These are just a few examples of the great female characters Marvel has to draw from. With “Wonder Woman” being a massive hit and “Captain Marvel” just around the corner, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some more superheroines on the big screen.

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    Tom JK

    She-Hulk would be a great addition to the MCU! I’d see that. Echo sounds like a good one with strong potential. Spider-Woman, however, I’m not so sure. It depends on who’s working on it. Otherwise, she sadly sounds boring.

    How about a Katana film? She was basically one of the best characters from “Suicide Squad.” That is something I’d definitely see. Make it like a Kill Bill-type story.

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    Paul K

    Nope. The female superheroes cannot appear to take the former male roles. It reeks of political correctness. There’s lots of potential with Electra as portrayed in Netflix Daredevil. Wasp as the companion to Ant-Man. Actually the Ant-Man and Wasp movie is coming in 2018. It won’t be hard to find the right female superhero character.

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    Jay Rabin

    No one is going to comment how the anti-semetic BDS movement stopped Lebanon from showing Wonder Woman because she is Israeli? It’s interesting how the alt-left media refused to air any news about what happened.

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      Frostysnowman

      I think you meant to put this comment on Brietbart rather than a site about theme parks and movies.

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        Jay Rabin

        Insidethemagic has tons of anti-trump posts. I would recommend you start interning at CNN as both of you have extreme left ideology and anti-semetic attitudes.

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    I think these female superheroes are quite interesting, they also have power like male superheroes. I am looking forward to watching the film about them.

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