Saturday February 22, 2020

Film: A superhero to pummel the patriarchy

The challenge of combining Diana’s mythological origins with a full-scale WWI film leaves a lot to accomplish

4th June, 2017
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Saïd Taghmaoui, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Eugene Brave Rock and Ewen Bremner in Wonder Woman

By the end of this year, there will have been at least 60 (I lost count at 60) live action superhero feature films based on characters that originally appeared in either Marvel or DC comics.

Very few are based on female characters: Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra. None of those distaff efforts inspired a sequel, let alone Spider-Man’s third franchise reboot in a decade. Any girl born after 2005 will have never seen a woman star in her...

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