What do you do if you have teenage daughters, and hate the fact that women are not adequately represented in superhero movies? Well, if you are Kevin Smith, you make your own female-fronted comic book movie, and cast your daughter and your star's daughter in it.
Now that Tusk has been completed (and is released in a couple of months), Smith has announced the follow up, titled "Yoga Hosers", and that it will be starring Lily Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith. (For anyone who does not speak Canadian slang, Hoser basically means idiot) The second in a planned trilogy of movies based on Canadian myth and legend, this "comic book movie" is bound to be verging on the ridiculous (but probably also the awesome, because Kevin Smith).
It also sounds like Smith is working up to his own version of the Cornetto trilogy, but with Canadian monsters. Tusk features a man who is tortured into becoming a walrus (no, I'm not kidding) and Yoga Hosers will focus on two yoga-obsessed teenage girls taking on an ancient evil in order to get to a 12th grade party.
It's about time that Smith decided to do a comic book movie, and from some of his comments about the project, it is clear that he was very set on making it female-focused. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
People always ask me 'Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?' " Smith said. "This is it — but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two 15-year-old girls.
He's got a point there...
Starstream CEO Kim Leadford also commented on the need for more female superheros in the movies.
The timing couldn't be more perfect as so many production companies are struggling to find content to fill a serious void in the market of female superheroes and antiheroes. And it's pretty exciting to have their dads making the film with them.
Kevin Smith: The perfect example of parenting done right. Actually, he's pretty much the perfect example of everything done right, and I salute him for it.
Thanks for standing up for female superheroes, Kevin!