Marvel Studios has announced plans for superhero films all the way through 2028! This means many of your favorite superheroes are jumping off the pages of your favorite comics and onto the Big Screen; many with budgets bigger than the treasury of most companies! In this melee of movies we definitely have some major male superheroes at the forefront; Thor, Iron Man, Batman, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Hulk to name a few. With these powerhouses at play it is easy to forget their female compatriots and teammates. Many of these “super women” are as powerful, dangerous, powerful, or intelligent as any male hero–sometimes more so. Luckily, we have managed to put together a list of three super heroines coming to a theater near you this summer and next!
The most popular female superhero is finally making her cinematic debut–albeit temporarily under the shadow of Batman and Superman. Yep, Wonder Woman has been confirmed to appear in next year’s “Batman vs. Superman,” film and will be portrayed by Gal Gadot. Gal is famous for her role as “Gisele Harabo” in the “Fast & The Furious” film series. She physically places a more “realistic” look to Wonder Woman’s character, causing an uproar amongst fans of the heroine. Needless to say Gal has a lot to live up to while wearing The Amazon Princess’s red and white boots.
The Scarlet Witch is well known to fanboys everywhere. She is the daughter of the mutant terrorist, Magneto, turned good guy when extended an offer to make amends for her wrongs by Captain America himself. She will appear finally on the Big Screen in 2015 in the “Avengers” movie sequel, “The Age of Ultron.” Arguably the most powerful Avenger (this includes Thor), she will be portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen. She is the younger sister of famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and has proved her acting chops in the film, “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” In the film, she plays a disturbed woman suffering from paranoia and multiple personality disorder. Being The Scarlet Witch definitely will not be too farfetched from that role.
Gamora is a relatively obscure character in the Marvel Universe. She is the sole female member of the “Guardians of The Galaxy,” as well as its most dangerous. Never one to back down to a fight, she could go toe to toe with Wolverine and not bat an eye. Phenomenal actress and action star Zoe Saldana will be portraying her in the upcoming “Guardians of The Galaxy” film. It is needless to say she will be awesome. After all Zoe gives it all in her roles, did you see “Columbiana?”
To some this may be a “Man’s World,” but the world of superheroes definitely begs to differ. Sometimes it is the right woman for the job when it comes to those little things like saving Earth or avoiding some universal cataclysm. Either way these eyes are dying to Wonder Woman, The Scarlet Witch, and at long last Gamora on the Big Screen! Super girls rock!