Top 10 Female Superheroes Deserving of A Solo Movie
Finally, we get to see Supergirl in action!
As for DC and Marvel, the two largest comic book publishers in North America, they'll spare more space in their schedule to give audiences the solo female superhero movie they deserve. Here are 10 solo female superhero movies I think would make the most creative and financial sense.
10. Lady Blackhawk
As a soldier and pilot with Second World War origins, Lady Blackhawk would be the perfect candidate to use if they ever wanted to make a film similar to Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger."
In a more current context, however, she could be DC’s equivalent to Black Widow as a fierce hand-to-hand fighter and trained commando amongst DC’s more powerful characters.
The biggest obstacle would be a legal battle between Marvel and Sony, who own the rights to Spider-Man, as it is unclear which studio currently possesses her film rights.
If the rights belong to Marvel, her status would rise significantly on this list. If they belong to Sony, however, they could potentially use the Ultimate Spider-Man storyline that turned Jessica Drew into a female clone of Peter Parker for a future movie.
To capitalize on the financial success of Fox’s Wolverine movies and Hugh Jackman’s aging, Marvel might be smartest to introduce X-23, a younger female clone of Wolverine, to replace Jackman for future films.
She-Hulk is a high-level lawyer who balances her work with being a superhero and her romantic life, all while fighting for various moral causes and maintaining a lighthearted sense of humor.
In comics, Wasp was one of the founding members of the Avengers. With a second Avengers movie and an Ant-Man movie both scheduled for 2015 releases, the question seems to be not whether Wasp will be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but when.
Having already appeared in both Thor films and in an episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, a solo movie for Sif (played by Jaimie Alexander) may be the next logical step.
As a fierce warrior, she would be capable of headlining an intense action film that also balanced the science fiction and fantasy elements inherent in any story dealing with Asgard.
As a Bat-related character with a dramatically different background than Batman or any of his other allies, and only peripherally related to Bruce Wayne and his world, Batwoman offers dynamic new storytelling opportunities for DC.
3. Captain Marvel
Fans across the Internet have been clamoring for some time to have Marvel develop a Captain Marvel movie with Katee Sackhoff as the lead, and it makes sense for the future.
As a successful pilot and agent, a superhero who has super-strength, super-endurance, flight and energy absorption and protection abilities, Captain Marvel has everything needed to create an exceptional movie.
2. Black Widow
With appearances in so many superhero movies, Black Widow has emerged as the strongest on-screen female hero for Marvel.
What she lacks in superpowers, she makes up for with a mysterious past, an ambiguous moral code, an exceptional set of skills as an agent, spy and assassin, and an underrated set of performances by Scarlett Johansson.
1. Wonder Woman
The most famous female comic book character of all has been in exactly zero live-action movies, Wonder Woman deserves a movie befitting of her stature within pop culture.
The Superman sequel will introduce Wonder Woman as a supporting character, but it would be a gross injustice to fail to use that as a springboard for a solo Wonder Woman movie.