In 2017, we’ll finally see Wonder Woman get her own movie, and less than a year later we’ll get Marvel‘s first female solo film Captain Marvel.
But why has it taken so long?? Because of guys like this apparently.
Isaac Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment — which is the larger comic book company that also deals with the Marvel characters that Fox and Sony control — is actively arguing against doing female superhero movies.
Wikileaks published an email from August of 2014 in which Perlmutter laid out the reasons a female-driven movie wouldn’t work.
He cited Elektra, Catwoman, and Supergirl‘s poor box office performance as his evidence, calling them “bad ideas” and “disasters”.
The most recent of those films is from 2005. Does decade-old — or in the case of Supergirl, THREE decades-old — evidence really apply to today’s market?
We mean, look at movies like Lucy and Divergent and the freakin’ Hunger Games!
Women are leading sci-fi blockbusters all the time now! Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest stars IN THE WORLD, male or female!
Those movies were TERRIBLE!
Elektra is a 10% on RottenTomatoes, while Catwoman and Supergirl are at a 9% and a 7%!
You can’t use poorly made movies as an example! No one wants to go see an awful movie no matter who stars in it!
Come on! This guy runs a company??
[Image via Marvel.]