The public outcry has been heard, and this weekend studios began unrolling a series of female-centered franchises that started with news of an all-female Ghostbusters.
This morning, Sony continued to take the head of this charge by revealing plans to make a female-centered Spider-Man spinoff movie.
Says THR, after dating The Sinister Six for 2016 and pushing back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years, Sony is turning its sights on creating a female superhero movie to add to its Spider-Man Universe.
Lisa Joy has been hired to work on the script for the female-centered story. And while they don’t know exactly what crime-fighter Sony plans to center on, a few that come to mind are Black Cat, Silver Sable and Spider-Woman. Personally, I want it to be Spider-Woman, as it could be a defining moment in film history.
This is incredibly exciting news to me, as Ripley is my favorite character of all-time (Wolverine a close second), but I strongly suggest that the studios think while they act – meaning, they need to make sure to create content that’s organic. I don’t want to see female centric characters forced into stories just to make people happy – they should do it because they are necessary and want to (it’s sort of like being asked to apologize – it means nothing after the fact).
The feminist movement has been strong online, and has been (rightfully) screaming for female characters in games and movies for years now. It’s a great feeling to know that voices are being heard, and that studios are willing to listen – even if they’ll point to the success of Lucy as a reason to do so.