5 Female Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Movies

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Black Canary


Just like most superheroes, the Black Canary has been altered to fit the times she is portrayed in. Originally the Black Canary was the alter-ego of Dinah Drake, but then Drake had a daughter that ended up becoming the new, younger version of Black Canary; who eventually became the love interest of one Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow. And that is how most people remember her–as this loveable sidekick, but she is anything but.

The Black Canary is a well trained martial artist with skills that rival most heroes in any comic universe, not just DC. She also has the mutated ability to emit ultrasonic sound waves with her vocal cords that can literally destroy metal. The fact that she, and her mother before her, were both a part of the Justice Society of America, essentially the superhero group that started it all and the precursor to the Justice League of America, means that she doesn’t need her emerald husband to back her up when facing off with a couple baddies.

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  • MornLandazar

    The problem with female superheroes is the fact that too often they make them…
    …you know, the standard ”girl-power-kickass-better-than-man” kind of women.
    Most of the screenwriters are men, and it shows, because the film doesn’t make a good female character, so when you see one kicking ass, you simply don’t find it PLAUSIBLE.
    There are VERY FEW female heroes that were made interesting, and not only sexual or faux-badass or damsel in distress.
    Some of the powerful heroines are:
    Ripley from Alien franchise, Sarah Connor from Terminator 2, Regina from Dino Crisis 1 & 2 (video games), Eowyn from LotR, etc.
    When I see them, I don’t thik: ”Wow, this looks lame when she’s kicking ass.” but I think quite the OPPOSITE.

    Some of the bad/cliched examples are Andromeda from Wrath of the TItans, Michelle Rodriguez (in her every film role ever), Guinevere (Keira Knightley) from King Artur, Jessica Biel’s character from Blade 3, etc.
    And, unfortunately, most of the warrior women are like that.

    • atadoff

      You want to see a plausible female kicking ass watch Gina Carano in Haywire.

  • Charlie

    Marvel has plans for a Ms. Marvel movie. Nothing greenlit yet but it could happen.

  • John Taylor

    Do them as full length animated feature films. That way we can get them as they appear in the comic books. Added bonus to animated versions? We could have Lynda Carter be the voice of Wonder Woman.

  • John Taylor

    Huh! Was not finished, but it posted by itself. Wanted to say that Supergirl should be given a 2nd chance. Also, She-Hulk should have a movie.