It's no secret that The Avengers: Age Of Ultron director loves female heroines. He is, after all, the creator of Buffy and the man responsible for Scarlet Witch's entry into the upcoming Avengers sequel.
According to The Daily Beast, Whedon is sick of hearing that female superheroes aren't included because the studios think we don't want them, and this pisses Whedon off. Here's what he said:
Toymakers will tell you they won't sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can't be done. It's stupid, and I'm hoping The Hunger Games will lead to a paradigm shift. It's frustrating to me that I don't see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched The Avengers and was like, 'My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,' and I thought, Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: 'If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.'
Then, when asked what's next for Whedon once The Avengers 2 is all wrapped up, the director hinted that maybe he'll look at amending that female superhero problem himself:
I miss the blank page. I'd love to do a ballet, but I'm still thinking about how to stage it. And back to the female-hero thing, I'm not going to let nobody do it. It doesn't have to be me, but it could be.
Walk the walk Whedon! With Marvel considering a Captain Marvel movie, I'm hoping some of the studios will start to understand the profitability of some female superhero movies and that will cross over into the mainstream. But, first and foremost, I really hope Whedon takes this idea and runs with it.
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