The Industry taking notice of Women
“Lucy,” the new Scarlett Johansson R-rated action movie, is beating out The Rock’s “Hercules” reboot. Since we all know box-office statistics gained over a single weekend dictate how Hollywood organizes their films for the upcoming years, this seems to be once again another blow to the idea that women can’t be big picture draws.
This whole year movies have been coming out featuring strong female characters and lead actresses, and there CLEARLY is a market for that as all of those films have been box office blowouts. And that just makes me happy because it proves the industry WRONG on so many levels. Even the fact that some of the movies were reviewed pretty badly (such as “Maleficent”), the fact that the films are huge box office draws shows that there was a market ACHING for some new content just sitting there.
Here’s hoping they finally green light a “Black Widow” movie, as so many are expecting Marvel to do, now that “Lucy” proves Scarlett Johansson’s action movie chops minus the burly male sidekicks.
There’s a lot of news coming out of SDCC this year, and since I don’t wanna be here all day, I’m just gonna reduce them all to bullet points to get through it quicker. If ya wanna know more, google them.
Guardians of the Galaxy is already getting a sequel scheduled for 2017 and an animated TV show.
Ant-Man is going to be a heist film. Superhero heist film? Sounds awesome!
Wonder Woman’s new outfit shown here: oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/s…
During a Zombie Walk, the hoards of zombie cosplayers inadvertently frightened kids in a car they were swarming around, resulting in the father driving his car through the crowd and hitting a 64 year old woman who is now hospitalized for a broken arm.
Howard the Duck might be in Guardians of the Galaxy as a cameo.
Geeks for CONsent gathered 2,600 signatures for a petition to get SDCC to train workers in how to deal with sexual harassment complaints to make the convention safer for everyone: celebrity.yahoo.com/news/sexua…
The Shield spin-off series “Agent Carter” is being green lit as a 1 shot 8 episode season. If it does well, the show will then continue as vignettes into the growth of Shield through Agent Carter’s eyes.
Female comic fan representation was up in force this SDCC with many panels talking about the importance of strong female representation in comics, about which female writers are doing good jobs, companies are clearly starting to gear their attention towards attracting female members more. All in all, all the “whining” we’ve all been doing seems to be paying off in many positive ways for everyone! variety.com/2014/film/news/com…
About 5 minutes of the The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover was shown, one part depicting Stewie making rape jokes as a prank to Moe the bartender. Lovely...
New Mad Max trailer starts off by having the lead character step on a tiny mutated lizard... um... “manly?” Thanks but no thanks. If you gotta feature animal abuse in your trailer, i’m definitely not watching your shitty movie.
Godzilla 2 in production, will be featuring Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Footage from Age of Ultron was shown to a closed room of attendees. In addition there was a massive poster for the movie released one character at a time. Expect a worldwide trailer release on YouTube soon.
Same goes for The Hobbit: The Battle of 5 Armies. New poster showcased and a new trailer will be going up tomorrow.
On the one hand, it’s been pretty standard. Very little has stood out to me as being exceptional this year. A lot of the stuff announced was stuff we knew they were going to show anyway. And while there was a lot of progress, especially with the “women in comics” panels, it’s still frighteningly disappointing to see shows like Family Guy and Simpsons playing up rape jokes. Ha. Ha. Ha.
I dunno... I guess I was expecting more to come from the convention? More concrete release info from Marvel. Some big new movie we didn’t hear about being announced. Thus far it’s just been pretty standard. Oh, and to all those people saying “DC WON SDCC” can I just say that until DC/Warner Bros actually succeeds in fulfilling their many promises, announcements mean shit coming from them. The reason we give so many praises and passes to Marvel is because they’ve spent the greater half of a decade breeding good will and consumer loyalty through great products and entertainment. DC/Warner Bros, on the other hand, has failed again and again and again. So I’m sorry, but I can’t be an optimist yet. They haven’t earned any respect.... yet.
Sorry guys. Not all that excited about this years SDCC I guess. Sorry for being such a buzz-kill.