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May 20 '12

Joe Quesada on female led Marvel movies

The big UK Kapow Comic show is being held this weekend. The show has been called out for the paucity of female creators and is pretty much a sausage fest (or is bangers fest because it is the UK?).

Joe Quesada of Marvel was there, however, and Ain’t it Cool News was as well. And here’s what Joe had to say to the reporter about Marvel’s female characters:

In a chat afterwards, Joe told me that he’d love to make a tentpole movie with a female lead, but that he really doesn’t think there is an actress right now who could carry it, or a character that would work either. I’m thinking I might agree with him on this one actually.

I’m impressed with how Quesada managed to marginalize both female actors and female characters in one fell swoop. 

So how accurate is he? What about Marvel female characters? With Marvel unfortunately most of their female characters are in team books so they have very few iconic female characters at the level of Spider-Man and Wolverine. But isn’t that a bit of a chicken and egg? There are not iconic characters because most of the female characters kept in team books? 

But does the character have to be iconic? Can’t good marketing make ANY character with a good actress into a hit? Iconic characters guarantee nothing if the actor and writing suck (coughGreenLanterncough).

I’m sure there will be differing opinions on whether what Joe said smacks of the truth or just more uncomfortable commentary from a guy who has made some eye rolling comments about women and comics.

What Marvel character and Hollywood actress do you think could be prove Quesada wrong? (And remember she’ll hopefully get three tries like the Hulk to get it right!)

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    ETA: Reblogging this tonight in case anyone is surprised as to why what happened happened. Yay Red She-Hulk!
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    That’s the kind of crazy talk I’d expect from someone actually putting some thought into changing the comic book...
  5. rurone reblogged this from latkje and added:
    I think there’s so much to work with for so many female characters — it just takes a lot of talent to take aspects of...
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    Go fuck yourself, Quesada. There’s definitely never been any MALE LEAD movies that have been redone … oh wait,
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    EYE FUCKING ROLL. Oh yes, because, across the entirely of the planet, there are just NO FEMALE ACTRESSES who can handle...
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    Honestly, I agree...was reluctant to even mention...Jolie as...
  20. frostfalls reblogged this from notcuddles and added:
    Seriously.
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    Oh gosh, yeah, I would LOVE to see Anne Hathaway play Jennifer Walters. She could totally pull it off. She’s got both...
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    Hands up if you’d watch a Black Widow movie. Gladly. Possibly multiple times.
  26. cryptfly reblogged this from elfgrove and added:
    What’s that? Joe Quesada is acting like a douche about women?
  27. elfgrove reblogged this from geekeryandhockey and added:
    I’m not all that familiar with Marvel, but I know they have plenty of great female characters that could make a great...
  28. ceeceereeves reblogged this from mama-nana and added:
    The problem isn’t that a movie...leading hero wouldn’t sell. It isn’t even that
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    -heavy sigh- Well, at least it’s not just my precious DC that’s filled with mysognistic douchebag, so I guess that’s...
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