If the past two weeks have taught us anything, it's that Hollywood's longtime assumptions about audiences, when it comes to superhero films, couldn't have been more wrong. Wonder Woman has made $500 million worldwide; it also has the smallest second-week drop-off of any modern superhero movie. And it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon!
Meanwhile, the first Black Panther teaser trailer has nearly 23.5 million YouTube views in a single week.
The great thing is that fans are welcoming these new heroes with open arms. Thanks to Wonder Woman, the call for more movies with female leads has grown much louder — and it's being heard. With Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl and Captain Marvel on the way, we're just seeing the start of a female superhero revolution.
Plus, between Black Panther and Netflix's Luke Cage — acclaimed for its cast, crew and depicting real-world issues — we're seeing people of color headlining the kind of films and shows that, for years, have mostly featured white actors.
Hopefully, soon we'll see big-screen versions of characters such as Miss Marvel, a.k.a. Kamala Khan. Introduced back in 2013, Kamala Khan is a Muslim superhero whose parents are immigrants. And she has become one of the most popular comic book characters in the past decade.
The call for diversity in superhero movies is growing bigger than ever before. Audiences are ready to see female superheroes and superheroes of color — including female superheroes of color. Change is on its way. And in many ways, it just happened.
So what do you think? Are you excited to see more diversity in superhero movies? Let me know your thoughts down below!