If You Thought Alison Brie as Captain America Was Sexy, Amber Heard as Thor Will Blow Off Your Codpiece
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If You Though Alison Brie as Captain America Was Sexy, Amber Heard as Thor Will Blow Off Your Codpiece

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 10, 2013 | Comments ()

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I don't know who JoshWMC is, but I'm a big fan of his photoshopping skills. In case you missed it last week, in his efforts to reimagine The Avengers as an all-female cast, he photoshopped Alison Brie into a Captain America outfit. Now he's done the same for Amber Heard in Thor's stead, plus Sandra Bullock as Iron (Wo)Man.

Well done. I'm sure they've prompted a lot of geeks to scurry to their bunks, where they'll probably play with their collectible figurines and watch anime on their iPads, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.





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  • Buck Forty

    Again I'm amused by all the comments about how impractical the female superhero costumes are. Yes. Because in the real world women never sacrifice practical sensible clothing in favor of something they keep explaining away as 'more feminine'. And in Superhero World male superheroes don't run/fly around in skintight Lycra do they?
    You do know that you're complaining/arguing about what a Norse Godess would or wouldn't wear while fighting crime, right?
    And BTW ... Of course Iron Woman would have breasts on her iron breast plate. For the same reason that female body builders have fake implants: they want you to know they're a woman, not a man.

  • Quatermain

    Nice pictures. I'd go see that movie.

  • Meg

    Ugh, you know, I'm a lady who likes ladies so I'm all about boobs and in particular the awesome people they come attached to, but these costumes look so god damn stupid. Prettily photoshopped. But stupid.

    These kinds of discussions always remind me of this:


    I mean come on, Thor is gonna break her sternum with that boob-plate, Iron Woman's isn't AS bad, but still stupid because it looks like the artist just REALLY wanted to include breasts so he just kind of shoe horned them in there under her armpit. And what is up with Thor's miniskirt? Is her vag superpowered? Does it shoot laser beams so she needs easy access? Actually that would be kind of cool if it did, in fact I think one of the queens on RuPaul's Drag Race did that during the comic book super hero challenge. But seriously, I can haz practical armour pls?

  • Jannymac

    I'm a feminist from WAY back, but these just make me happy. Can you really bring gender politics into the superhero world when any of these women can kick a man's ass just for looking the wrong way? However, I could see a case of the super villain standing before the judge and saying "well of course I had to attack her your honor...will you just look at what she's wearing..."

  • theotherone

    Why no iron skirt for Iron Woman? And NO to Sandra Bullock.

    I could go for Amber Heard as Wonder Woman.

  • hater from siloam springs

    They make me want to try to rule the world, just so they can bring me to justice.

    I mean: for justice, right? That's not dirty.

  • The great thing is they can just adjust existing Jeremy Renner pics to make him Black Widower.

  • John W

    I gotta say those look awesome.

  • Slash

    RE Thor: do those nipples shoot lightning or something? Otherwise, I'm not seeing the point. Other than to, you know, make sure everybody notices the nipples.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Dustin, don't you know your readers expect their female super heroes to be covered head to toe in tungsten (or a make believe material) and are not allowed to show any skin? This is important stuff! Stop sexualizing and trivializing fake pictures of made up characters!

  • Vanilla Porter

    Fiction is beyond criticism now? (Why are you at a review site?) Especially from societal, cultural, or moral reasons? (Why are you at Pajiba?)

  • L.O.V.E.

    So other commentators are beyond criticism now?
    *Infinite Recursion Alert. Infinite Recursion Alert...*
    Especially when people are being hyper-critical over a trivial matter (these photoshopped pictures) thereby diminishing the import of the very issue that otherwise would be deserving of serious discourse (depictions of heroines in cinema).

    If my significant other puts on a French Maids outfit, I'm not going to spend my time commenting on how its not very practical for cleaning the house when she's standing half-naked in front me. I know the purpose of the get-up. Likewise, I know this artist isn't the actual design engineer or quartermaster for a group of superheroes. I dont have to go full nerd on him and question his choice of armaments or shield placements. If you dont fully "get" the point of these pics its ok to just say "meh" and scratch it up to not being for you.

    I know why I'm here. But thanks for the concern. And please feel free to call me out on my shit anytime.

  • Vanilla Porter

    Eh. They're works of art posted online for the consumption of masses and very representational of the majority of comic art and fan art, so they're open to a critical view point and valid as a segue to the larger discussion you mention.

    But you're right, no one is immune to a good ribbing, especially the super self-serious. Next time I'll just settle for the down vote and be done with it.

  • Brown

    So is Melissa McCarthy gonna be Hulk?

  • Quatermain

    Those two ladies would be better suited to the role of The Blob than the role of the Hulk.

  • theotherone

    or Rebel Wilson.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Thank you, Photoshop sir: I can't tell you how many time I've foolishly charged into battle without first shielding my nipples. Problem solved!

  • jthomas666

    Amber Heard? Please. Yvonne Strahovski or GTFO.

  • Rochelle

    I really appreciate that he's included plenty of protection and support for the boobs of our super-heroines. But I wouldn't use him as my armorer - he's left Captain America's abdomen vulnerable to cutting and slicing. And I appreciate that Thor wants uninhibited movement, but pants might be a better option, unless she also shoots lightening out of her hoo-hah, in which case miniskirt and faux loin cloth it is.

  • Fredo

    Calling the shot now:

    - Stacey Dash as Nicole Fury

    - Gina Carano as She-Hulk

    - Jennifer Lawrence as Hawkeye

  • Tracer Bullet

    Angela Bassett. Fury is an intimidating badass and the only thing scary about Dash is her politics.

  • Tinkerville

    I'm a little conflicted about these. On the one hand, they're marvelous and make me question my hetero leanings a teensy bit. On the other hand, just once I'd like to see female super heroes be allowed to have practical battle outfits, even just hypothetical ones.

  • poopnado

    This is why I like the Hawkeye Initiative. http://thehawkeyeinitiative.co...

    Would nobody like female action heroes if they stopped showing cleavage and spreading their legs while fighting evil? I liked Anne Hathaway's Catwoman partly because she exploited her sexuality and perceived feminine weakness to take advantage of dumb men, but at the same time her battle outfit included stilettos.

    But should female action heroes be asexual or masculine in order to be taken seriously? There is probably a compromise somewhere in there. Complicated feelings.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I don't mind using sexuality, but the shoe impracticality always bothers me to no end. Spandex cat suit? Well, as it's spandex or latex or some sort of -ex it at least allows limb mobility. But then slap a girl in a pair of 6 inch heels and it just kills the appeal for me because all that girl is going to get is a pair of sprained ankles. I was really disappointed that Anne Hathaway's Catwoman still had to prance around in runway shoes. Yes, I *know* it's fantasy, movie yada yada yada but shoes like that instantly take me out of the moment because I'm not thinking about the awesome fight or the plot but rather "Dayum, girlfriend's feet must hurt like hell."

  • poopnado

    Especially since Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise was supposed to be so rooted in reality. Everything about Batman's suit and weapons are practical. Seeing Catwoman "run" around in stilettos really brought down the believability for me too.

  • Anne At Large

    That's why I loved Sif so much. Minor character, yes. Stupid impractical battle gear, no.

  • Oh, so you didn't notice her heels when they went to Jotunheim?

  • BiblioGlow

    Baby steps. She had pants AND her midriff was covered.
    Besides, I choose to believe that The X-Files is huge on Asgard and Sif is naturally a huge fan of Scully and wears the heels to emulate her favorite badass lady scientist.

  • Anne At Large

    To be fair, I did, I was thinking more of the fact that she got to wear pants.

  • BobbFrapples

    Yes! The Iron (wo)Man outfit, why in the heck does it need breast cups added beneath the breast plate? An extra storage compartment?

  • Enrique del Castillo

    At least she has pants and a full "shirt", they couldn't bother with them for Thor and Captain America

  • Bronson

    Carla Gugino would make a MUCH better Iron Maiden :-)

  • L.O.V.E.

    Yes, but she is already a Watchmen. Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre.

  • Tracer Bullet

    Those iron nipples on Thorla are kind of icky. Of course, Valkyrie, the closest thing to a female Thor except that one time Thor was transformed into a woman (comics are weird, y'all), wears steel breast cups, so maybe iron nipple plates represent progress.

  • Phillip Birmingham

    The "nipple plates" are on the Thor costume, not too far from where they are on Thora. This point actually comes up in the thread on the article.

  • Anne At Large

    Except on Thor there are a pair on his collarbones and a pair pretty low on his ribcage. I watched the movie, that ain't where his nipples are.

  • Tracer Bullet

    Then she should have breast plates that cover most if not all of her breast rather than nipple plates that cover her aureola. Thor doesn't wear a battle skirt either, so verisimilitude is clearly not a pressing concern.

  • Fredo

    Like you didn't join them, Dustin.

    So does that mean we will see Michael Fassbender as the male Black Widow?

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